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 395

     First UK Chart AppearanceHighest UK Chart PositionOriginal Year
    A-Ha - Take On Me28 September 19852
    Amanda Lear - Follow Me
    The Art Of Noise - Beat Box (Diversion 10)7 April 198492
    The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
    Chaka Khan - I Feel For You20 October 19841
    China Crisis - Christian15 January 198312
    Company B - Fascinated
    The Cure - The Walk9 July 198312
    Dazz Band - Let It All Blow
    Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)1 December 19841
    Donna Summer - Working the Midnight Shift
    Duran Duran - The Chauffeur
    Duran Duran - Planet Earth21 February 198112
    Dusty Springfield - Nothing Has Been Proved
    Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
    Electronic - Disappointed4 July 19926
    Eurythmics - Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)3 November 19844
    Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
    A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)6 November 198210
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax26 November 19831
    Freeez - I.O.U.18 June 19832
    Furniture - Brilliant Mind
    Gary Numan - Cars1 September 19791
    Giorgio Moroder/Philip Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams22 September 19843
    Godley and Creme - Cry
    Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
    Heaven 17 - Play To Win5 September 198146
    Howard Jones - New Song3 September 19833
    The Human League - Hard Times
    The Human League - The Sound Of The Crowd2 May 198112
    Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
    Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme
    Japan - Quiet Life19 September 198119
    Japan - Taking Islands in Africa1980
    Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out8 January 19836
    John Foxx - Underpass
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart28 June 198013
    Kate Bush - The Dreaming7 August 198248
    Landscape - Einstein A Go-Go
    Laurie Anderson - O Superman
    Lipps Inc. - Funkytown
    Liza Minnelli - Losing My Mind
    M - Pop Muzik
    Malcolm McLaren/The World's Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals4 December 19829
    Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance27 August 19836
    New Order - Blue Monday19 March 19839
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Messages10 May 198013
    Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawnchairs
    Paul Hardcastle - 194 May 19851
    Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
    Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl
    Propaganda - Dr Mabuse17 March 198427
    Queen - Radio Ga Ga4 February 19842
    Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew1 October 19836
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love1 August 19811
    Soft Cell - Torch29 May 19822
    Spandau Ballet - Glow4 April 198110
    Sparks - The Number One Song in Heaven
    Swansway - Soul Train
    Talk Talk - It's My Life14 January 198413
    Tears for Fears - Mad World2 October 19823
    Telex - Moskow Diskow
    Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love15 October 198846
    Trio - Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha
    Ultravox - Vienna17 January 19812
    Visage - Fade To Grey20 December 19808
    Yello - The Race27 August 19887