Now Presents… Electronic (UK 2022)

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Now Music is proud to announce the second release in the 'Now Presents…' series, following 'The 1970s' with 'Now Presents… Electronic'.

The 5-LP box set highlights some of the most innovative and enduringly popular tracks of the genre, and includes some era-defining 12”, extended, and full-length versions alongside the single versions.

'Now Presents…Electronic' is presented in a rigid slip case, with complementary design extending across the 5 individual LPs, with the reverse of the covers featuring track by track annotations that include chart positions, and facts about both song and artist(s).

LP 1 kicks off with an 80's signature synth pop hit from Queen with 'Radio Ga Ga', followed by extended 12” versions of Eurythmics' 'Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)' and 'Torch' by Soft Cell, and 'Together In Electric Dreams', the collaboration between Philip Oakey, and one of the key architects of electronic pop music, Giorgio Moroder. 'Diversion 10' of Art of Noise's 'Beat Box' is found on the Side 2, along with huge chart hits from Paul Hardcastle, Phil Lynott, the 12” version of a-ha's 'Take On Me', and 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' the electro/Hi-NRG No. 1 from Dead Or Alive.

Laurie Anderson's epic 'O Superman' opens LP 2 and continues with Kate Bush's (still) stunningly original 'The Dreaming'. Produced and co-written with David Bowie, Iggy Pop's 'Nightclubbing' features next, and finishing this first side, two influential album tracks from Japan ('Taking Islands In Africa') and Duran Duran ('The Chauffeur') both using electronic music to beautiful cinematic effect. The second side for LP 2 brings together (amongst others) debut chart hits from Tears for Fears, Howard Jones, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Buggles with 'Video Killed The Radio Star'.

LP 3 starts with the iconic 'Blue Monday' from New Order, before moving onto another Bernard Sumner hit project Electronic, with their 1993 hit 'Disappointed', where Neil Tennant features on vocals. Pet Shop Boys link the next three tracks on this side: Liza Minnelli's 'Losing My Mind' (produced by them), Eighth Wonder's 'I'm Not Scared' and Dusty Springfield's 'Nothing Has Been Proved' (both composed & produced by Pet Shop Boys). The second side includes Gary Numan's first solo single 'Cars', and features synth-pop classics from John Foxx and The Cure, before closing with another band that featured Bernard Sumner - Joy Division with their defining 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'.

Sparks open LP 4 with the full-length version of the seminal 'The Number One Song In Heaven', produced by Giorgio Moroder, who also co-produced the next track, 'Working The Midnight Shift' by Donna Summer. Late '70's European disco from Amanda Lear and Telex follows. The second side of LP 4 highlights the huge electro dance tracks of the '80s from Chaka Khan, Malcolm McLaren, Freeez and Company B.

The final LP showcases 1981 with a side of timeless synth-pop from that year, including hits from Ultravox, Visage, The Human League, and Spandau Ballet. Yello commence our final side with one of the greatest 12”s ever with 1988s 'The Race', followed by the outstanding 'Dr Mabuse' from Propaganda and Peter Schilling's 1983 'Major Tom (Coming Home)' … closing with Falco's global No. 1 'Rock Me Amadeus'.

'Now Presents… Electronic' is strictly limited to 1200 numbered copies.

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  • VersionRelease DateFormatNumber of Tracks
    Now Presents… Electronic (UK 2022 Vinyl)19 August 2022Vinyl67

    This is a full list of tracks (in alphabetical order) that appear on at least one format of this album. For further breakdown of each format version, please see links above.

    (67 Tracks)


    Number of Unique Tracks : 9 (ie these tracks only appear on this album on this whole site)

    *Bearing in mind that not all albums are yet added to this site. Current count of albums with tracklists is 417

     Artist(s)First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal YearUK Now Appearances
    A-Ha - Take On MeA-Ha28 September 1985216
    Amanda Lear - Follow MeAmanda Lear4
    The Art Of Noise - Beat Box (Diversion 10)Art of Noise7 April 1984921
    The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio StarThe Buggles7
    Chaka Khan - I Feel For YouChaka Khan20 October 1984113
    China Crisis - ChristianChina Crisis15 January 1983123
    Company B - FascinatedCompany B4
    The Cure - The WalkThe Cure9 July 1983125
    Dazz Band - Let It All BlowDazz Band3 November 1984125
    Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)Dead or Alive1 December 1984120
    Donna Summer - Working the Midnight ShiftDonna Summer1
    Duran Duran - The ChauffeurDuran Duran1
    Duran Duran - Planet EarthDuran Duran21 February 1981123
    Dusty Springfield - Nothing Has Been ProvedDusty Springfield2
    Eighth Wonder - I'm Not ScaredEighth Wonder4
    Electronic - DisappointedElectronic4 July 199264
    Eurythmics - Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)Eurythmics3 November 198445
    Falco - Rock Me AmadeusFalco5
    A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)A Flock Of Seagulls6 November 1982104
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood - RelaxFrankie Goes To Hollywood26 November 1983123
    Freeez - I.O.U.Freeez18 June 198329
    Furniture - Brilliant MindFurniture5
    Gary Numan - CarsGary Numan1 September 197913
    Giorgio Moroder/Philip Oakey - Together in Electric DreamsPhilip Oakey
    Giorgio Moroder
    22 September 1984313
    Godley and Creme - CryGodley and Creme2
    Harold Faltermeyer - Axel FHarold Faltermeyer7
    Heaven 17 - Play To WinHeaven 175 September 1981463
    Howard Jones - New SongHoward Jones3 September 198335
    The Human League - Hard TimesThe Human League1
    The Human League - The Sound Of The CrowdThe Human League2 May 1981123
    Iggy Pop - NightclubbingIggy Pop2
    Jan Hammer - Miami Vice ThemeJan Hammer3
    Japan - Quiet LifeJapan19 September 1981193
    Japan - Taking Islands in AfricaJapan19801
    Joe Jackson - Steppin' OutJoe Jackson8 January 198365
    John Foxx - UnderpassJohn Foxx3
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us ApartJoy Division28 June 1980135
    Kate Bush - The DreamingKate Bush7 August 1982481
    Landscape - Einstein A Go-GoLandscape4
    Laurie Anderson - O SupermanLaurie Anderson17 October 198123
    Lipps Inc. - FunkytownLipps Inc.11
    Liza Minnelli - Losing My MindLiza Minnelli5
    M - Pop MuzikM6
    Malcolm McLaren/The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo GalsMalcolm McLaren
    The World's Famous Supreme Team
    4 December 198296
    Men Without Hats - The Safety DanceMen Without Hats27 August 198365
    New Order - Blue MondayNew Order19 March 198395
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - MessagesOrchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark10 May 1980135
    Our Daughter's Wedding - LawnchairsOur Daughter's Wedding3
    Paul Hardcastle - 19Paul Hardcastle4 May 198518
    Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)Peter Schilling4
    Phil Lynott - Yellow PearlPhil Lynott4
    Propaganda - Dr MabusePropaganda17 March 1984275
    Queen - Radio Ga GaQueen4 February 198429
    Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady CrewRock Steady Crew1 October 198367
    Soft Cell - Tainted LoveSoft Cell1 August 1981122
    Soft Cell - TorchSoft Cell29 May 198224
    Spandau Ballet - GlowSpandau Ballet4 April 1981101
    Sparks - The Number One Song in HeavenSparks21 April 1979142
    Swansway - Soul TrainSwansway3
    Talk Talk - It's My LifeTalk Talk14 January 1984135
    Tears for Fears - Mad WorldTears for Fears2 October 198237
    Telex - Moskow DiskowTelex1
    Thompson Twins - In the Name of LoveThompson Twins15 October 1988461
    Trio - Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha AhaTrio5
    Ultravox - ViennaUltravox17 January 198128
    Visage - Fade to GreyVisage20 December 198084
    Yello - The RaceYello27 August 198878