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3LP
0196588424014
LP1 - SIDE A:

1. Queen - Killer Queen  
2. Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet  
3. Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
4. Sweet - Teenage Rampage
5. Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
6. Mud - Tiger Feet
7. Roxy Music - All I Want Is You  
8. Slade – Far Far Away

LP1 - SIDE B:

1. Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me  
2. John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night  
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
4. Golden Earring - Radar Love  
5. Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil
6. Faces - Pool Hall Richard  
7. Mike Oldfield - Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)
 
LP2 - SIDE A:
 
1. David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star
2. Pilot – Magic
3. Bay City Rollers - Shang-A-Lang
4. The Rubettes - Sugar Baby Love
5. Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind
6. Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
7. The Wombles - The Wombling Song
8. Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
9. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own 

LP2 – SIDE B:
 
1. Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything  
2. George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
3. The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat 
4. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass - The Love I Lost  
5. The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze, Pt. 1 
6. Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - You Are Everything
7. Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
8. The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New  
 
LP3 – SIDE A:
 
1. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run  
2. Elton John - Candle In The Wind  
3. Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You  
4. The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
5. John Denver - Annie's Song 
6. Charles Aznavour - She (Tous Les Visages De L'amour)
7. The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again  
8. Sweet Sensation - Sad Sweet Dreamer
 
LP3 – SIDE B:
 
1. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun 
2. The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me 
3. Stephanie De Sykes – Born With A Smile On My Face
4. Lulu – Man Who Sold The World
5. 10cc – Wall Street Shuffle  
6. Sparks - Amateur Hour 
7. Cockney Rebel - Mr. Soft 
8. Leo Sayer – The Show Must Go On

4CD
0196588423925
CD1:

1. Queen - Killer Queen  
2. Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet  
3. Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
4. Sweet - Teenage Rampage
5. Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
6. Mud - Tiger Feet
7. Slade – Far Far Away
8. Pilot – Magic
9. David Essex - Gonna Make You A Star
10. Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind
11. The Rubettes - Sugar Baby Love
12. Bay City Rollers - Shang-A-Lang
13. Paper Lace - Billy, Don't Be A Hero
14. Leo Sayer – The Show Must Go On
15. The Wombles - The Wombling Song
16. Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting  
17. Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
18. Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - You Are Everything 
19. The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
20. The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again  
21. Sweet Sensation – Sad Sweet Dreamer

CD2:

1. Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me  
2. John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night  
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
4. Golden Earring - Radar Love  
5. Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil     
6. Electric Light Orchestra - Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 
7. Faces - Pool Hall Richard  
8. Mike Oldfield - Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)
9. Cher - Dark Lady
10. Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World
11. Bryan Ferry - The 'In' Crowd  
12. The Arrows - Touch Too Much 
13. Hello – Tell Him
14. Mud – The Cat Crept In
15. 10cc – The Wall Street Shuffle
16. Rod Stewart - Farewell
17. Slade – Everyday  
18. Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently  
19. Ace – How Long
20. The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe     
 
CD3:

1. Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything  
2. Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes – Get Dancin’
3. George McCrae - Rock Your Baby     
4. The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat 
5. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass - The Love I Lost  
6. Johnny Bristol - Hang On In There Baby 
7. The Drifters - Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies 
8. Robert Knight - Love On A Mountain Top 
9. The Intruders - (Win, Place Or Show) She's A Winner  
10. Limmie & Family Cookin' - A Walkin' Miracle
11. Hot Chocolate - Emma     
12. Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl 
13. The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze, Pt. 1 
14. Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)     
15. Ken Boothe - Everything I Own  
16. First Class – Beach Baby
17. The Rubettes - Juke Box Jive 
18. Showaddywaddy - Hey Rock ‘n’ Roll 
19. Wizzard - Rock ‘n’ Roll Winter (Loony’s Tune)
20. Alvin Stardust - You You You         
21. T-Rex – Teenage Dream

CD4:

1. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run  
2. Elton John - Candle In The Wind  
3. Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You  
4. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun 
5. Bay City Rollers - Summerlove Sensation 
6. Sweet Dreams – Honey Honey  
7. Stephanie De Sykes – Born With A Smile On My Face
8. The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me 
9. Mouth & MacNeal - I See A Star 
10. Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses 
11. Sparks - Amateur Hour 
12. Cockney Rebel - Mr. Soft 
13. Roxy Music - All I Want Is You  
14. Sweet - The Six Teens 
15. Drupi - Vado Via
16. Gigliola Cinquetti - Go (Before You Break My Heart)  
17. John Denver - Annie's Song 
18. Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl 
19. Charles Aznavour - She (Tous Les Visages De L'amour)
20. Mud - Lonely This Christmas
   

Now Yearbook 1974

Various Artists

NOW
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Taking a trip back 50 years in Pop history, this collection celebrates a stellar year of Pop singles.

3LP (48 tracks)


Opening with ‘Killer Queen’ the first Top 5 single for Queen, and followed by the classic ‘Jet’ by Paul McCartney & Wings, and the still breathtakingly original, and hugely influential ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’ from Sparks. This epic beginning to the 1974 Yearbook continues with a run of ‘glamtastic’ pop from Sweet and Roxy Music, and including #1s from Suzi Quatro, and the years’ biggest seller ‘Tiger Feet’ from Mud, before closing with Slade’s ‘Far Far Away’. Flip the LP over for Elton John with one of his signature tracks ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, before some of ‘74’s biggest Rock hits, including ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’, ‘Radar Love’, ‘Dance With The Devil’ and Rod Stewart’s vocals on the Faces’ ‘Pool Hall Richard’. This LP signs off with ‘Mike Oldfield’s Single’ – the ‘theme’ from his era defining album ‘Tubular Bells’.

LP2's first side is packed with huge hits including 6 #1’s - with chart-toppers from David Essex, The Rubettes, Alvin Stardust and Paper Lace, plus a huge hit from Pilot and the first Top 3 single for the Bay City Rollers with ‘Shang-A-Lang’. 1974’s biggest selling singles act was The Wombles, and their debut ‘The Wombling Song’ is up next along with the #1 global smash ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ from Carl Douglas, before closing with the Reggae-Pop #1 ‘Everything I Own’ from Ken Boothe. 1974 was a landmark year for Soul music, and it included the first global ‘Disco’ smashes. The next side opens with Barry White’s #1 ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’ before a run of iconic floor-fillers from The Hues Corporation, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and a further #1 ‘Rock Your Baby’ from George McCrae. The remainder of the side features four of the greatest Soul ballads of all-time from The Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye and ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’ from The Stylistics.

The final LP kicks off with the title track from the year’s biggest selling album, ‘Band On The Run’ from Paul McCartney & Wings – followed by the timeless ‘Candle In The Wind’ from Elton John, the beautiful ‘I Honestly Love You’ by Olivia Newton-John – her first US #1, and the sublime ‘The Air That I Breathe’ from The Hollies, before a run of four songs: John Denver’s ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘She’ from Charles Aznavour’, ‘The Three Degrees with ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Sad Sweet Dreamer’ from Sweet Sensation – all of which hit #1 in 1974. The last side is an eclectic line-up of pure Pop heaven led by the #1s ‘Seasons In The Sun’ from Terry Jacks and ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’ from The New Seekers, and including Stephanie De Sykes, 10cc, and Lulu with ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, featuring it’s writer David Bowie on backing vocals and production, before a second appearance from Sparks with ‘Amateur Hour’, plus Cockney Rebel’s ‘Mr Soft’, and Leo Sayer closing the collection with his debut hit ‘The Show Must Go On’.

4cd (82 tracks)

Opening with ‘Killer Queen’ the first Top 5 single for Queen, and followed by the classic ‘Jet’ by Paul McCartney & Wings, and the still breathtakingly original, and hugely influential ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’ from Sparks - this epic beginning to the 1974 Yearbook continues with a run of ‘glamtastic’ Pop from Sweet and Slade, and including #1s from Suzi Quatro, Alvin Stardust and the years’ biggest seller ‘Tiger Feet’ from Mud. The #1’s keep coming with Pop gold from David Essex, The Rubettes and Paper Lace, plus a huge hit from Pilot and the first Top 3 singles for the Bay City Rollers with ‘Shang-A-Lang’, and Leo Sayer with ‘The Show Must Go On’. 1974’s biggest selling singles act was The Wombles, and their debut ‘The Wombling Song’ is up next along with the global smash ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ from Carl Douglas. The first disc closes with some of the years’ best Soul smashes from Barry White, Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics and the #1s from The Three Degrees and Sweet Sensation.

Disc two opens Elton John with one of his signature tracks ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, before some of ‘74’s biggest Rock hits, including ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’, ‘Radar Love’, ‘Dance With The Devil’ and Rod Stewart’s vocals on the Faces’ ‘Pool Hall Richard’. An eclectic run of Pop hits follow from Cher, The Arrows, Hello, 10cc and second appearances from Mud and Slade – plus hit covers from Lulu with ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, featuring it’s writer David Bowie on backing vocals and production, and Bryan Ferry with his version of ‘60s classic ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’. The second disc winds down with Soft Rock ballads from Andy Kim and Ace and finishes with the sublime ‘The Air That I Breathe’ from The Hollies.

1974 was a landmark year for soul music, and it included the first global ‘disco’ hits that remain iconic floor-fillers 50 years on, opening with Barry White’s #1 ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’, before a run of hits from Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes, The Hues Corporation, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and a further chart-topper ‘Rock Your Baby’ from George McCrae. Hot Chocolate, The Drifters, Johnny Bristol and Limmie & Family Cookin’ all enjoyed Soul-Pop crossover success, whilst Eddie Holman, The Isley Brothers and Aretha Franklin produced three of the greatest all-time Soul ballads. Ken Boothe enjoyed a #1 with Reggae smash ‘Everything I Own’, and the disc begins its closing run with hits influenced by the year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and ‘60s revival crazes, including here from Showaddywaddy, The Rubettes, Wizzard, and First Class – with the final two tracks a hybrid of Glam and Retro from Alvin Stardust and T.Rex.

The final disc is all about more massive Pop! – Opening with the title track from 1974’s biggest selling album, ‘Band On The Run’ from Paul McCartney & Wings – followed by the timeless ‘Candle In The Wind’ from Elton John and the beautiful ‘I Honestly Love You’ by Olivia Newton-John – her first US #1. Next up is a run of pure Pop heaven led by the #1 ‘Seasons In The Sun’ from Terry Jacks and including the Bay City Rollers, Stephanie De Sykes, Eurovision hit ‘I See A Star’ from Mouth & Macneal, Sweet Dreams’ cover of Abba’s ‘Honey Honey’ and another chart-topper from the New Seekers with ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’… Roxy Music’s ‘All I Want Is You’ and Cockney Rebel’s ‘Mr Soft’ join second Yearbook ’74 appearances from Sparks, Sweet, and Leo Sayer – and two Italian singers scoring big hits – Drupi and Gigliola Cinquetti.

The final four songs on the collection include three more #1’s! Charlie Rich’s ‘The Most Beautiful Girl’ narrowly missed the top spot, but John Denver’s ‘Annie’s Song’ and ‘She’ from Charles Aznavour’ both topped the UK Charts, whilst the last word is given to Mud. As well as having 1974’s biggest seller with the aforementioned ‘Tiger Feet’, they also took the Christmas #1 spot with ‘Lonely This Christmas’.