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Overview NOW Music is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series, NOW – Yearbook 1978; 46 tracks on a 3LP set pressed on translucent pink vinyl - from a magical year in Pop! Opening with the epic ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ from Electric Light Orchestra, the timeless ‘Baker Street’ from Gerry Rafferty, and Rod Stewart’s massive #1 ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ #1 Reggae influenced Pop from 10cc follows, plus Justin Hayward’s ‘Forever Autumn’ from the massive ‘Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds’ album. The first side closes with sophisticated Pop from Wings, before the peerless ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ from Kate Bush. Flipping over to Side Two, a stack of Pop classics from Bonnie Tyler, Clout and Suzi Quatro, before Rock-infused Pop from Billy Joel, Elton John, and the classic ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ from Blue Öyster Cult. LP2 is a celebration of Disco in 1978. A floor-filling run of Disco gold, led by the stunning version of ‘Macarthur Park’ from Donna Summer alongside the sophisticated groove of ‘Le Freak’ from Chic, ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’, ’I’m Every Woman’, and Odyssey’s ‘Native New Yorker’, whilst the other side pays tribute to the incredible line-up of artists in the charts of 1978 with their roots in Punk and beginning the burgeoning New Wave movement , kicking off here with the stunning #1 ‘Rat Trap’ from The Boomtown Rats, the era-defining ‘Teenage Kicks’ from The Undertones, and ‘Ever Fallen In Love…’ from Buzzcocks, alongside classic singles from Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Rezillos, The Jam, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, and Patti Smith. The final LP’s first side is all about the pure Pop smashes of the year – starting with the Pop brilliance of #1 ‘Take A Chance On Me’ from ABBA, the year’s biggest seller in the UK ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ from Boney M., and Althea & Donna’s Reggae-Pop #1 ‘Uptown Top Ranking’, along with Blondie’s breakthrough ‘Denis’, Olivia Newton-John’s smash ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ from the film sensation ‘Grease’, Pop gems from Baccara and Renaissance, finishing with the sublime Easy Listening Pop of ‘Lucky Stars’ from Dean Friedman w/ Denise Marsa… which leaves the final side to round-up further Dance oriented smashes from Marshall Hain, Eruption, and Hot Chocolate, tributes to the sci-fi craze of the time: ‘I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper’, and ‘Automatic Lover’, and drawing to a close with two of 1978’s biggest ballads – the #1 ‘Three Times A Lady’ from the Commodores, and the timeless ‘Wishing On A Star’ from Rose Royce. NOW – Yearbook 1978 – A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of the year in Pop. 

Product Details

Now - Yearbook 1978
Cat No.
  • VINYL (LP | Compilation | Limited Edition | Stereo)
Friday 28th April 2023
Sony Music , EMI
Electronic Rock Reggae Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
Coloured Vinyl


Disc 1 [VINYL]
A1 Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra
A2 Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
A3 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart
A4 Dreadlock Holiday 10CC
A5 Forever Autumn Justin Hayward
A6 With A Little Luck Wings
A7 The Man With the Child in His Eyes Kate Bush
B1 It's A Heartache Bonnie Tyler
B2 If You Can't Give Me Love Suzi Quatro
B3 Substitute Clout
B4 Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Crystal Gayle
B5 Part Time Love Elton John
B6 Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) Billy Joel
B7 Life's Been Good Joe Walsh
B8 (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult
Disc 2 [VINYL]
C1 MacArthur Park Donna Summer
C2 Le Freak Chic
C3 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey
C4 Givin' Up Givin' In The Three Degrees
C5 I'm Every Woman Chaka Khan
C6 If I Can't Have You Yvonne Elliman
C7 Native New Yorker Odyssey
C8 Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire
D1 Rat Trap The Boomtown Rats
D2 Teenage Kicks The Undertones
D3 Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have) Buzzcocks
D4 Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie & The Banshees
D5 Top Of The Pops The Rezillos
D6 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea Elvis Costello & The Attractions
D7 Down In The Tube Station At Midnight The Jam
D8 Because The Night Patti Smith Group
Disc 3 [VINYL]
E1 Take A Chance On Me Abba
E2 Sorry, I'm A Lady Baccara
E3 Rivers Of Babylon Boney M.
E4 Uptown Top Ranking Althea And Donna
E5 Denis Blondie
E6 Hopelessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton-John
E7 Northern Lights Renaissance
E8 Lucky Stars Dean Friedman Denise Marsa
F1 Dancing In The City Marshall Hain
F2 I Can't Stand The Rain Eruption
F3 Automatic Lover Dee D. Jackson
F4 I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper Sarah Brightman Hot Gossip
F5 Every 1's A Winner Hot Chocolate
F6 Three Times A Lady Commodores
F7 Wishing On A Star Rose Royce

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