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NOW That’s What I Call 12” 80s

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NOW Music proudly presents NOW – 80s Alternative: 80 tracks across 4 CDs encapsulating the era and celebrating an incredibly diverse decade for ‘Alternative’ music.

Post-Punk New Wave exploded on to the charts, and The Associates, The Jam, Echo And The Bunnymen, Pretenders, and Siouxsie’s side project The Creatures are all included.Opening with the song that launched one of the defining bands of the era, The Smiths, with 'Hand In Glove' the final CD features a stellar line up of '80s Alternative Chart hits - The Icicle Works, It's Immaterial, B-Movie, Kissing The Pink and Gang Of Four are all featured with timeless singles. The Pixies, The Psychedelic Furs, David Sylvian, Marc Almond, Aztec Camera, Yello, Propaganda, Act, Japan, Sisters of Mercy, The Clash, The Sugarcubes and more.

In November 2017, NOW 80s and NOW 90s (then broadcasting as NOW Christmas) were added to the GMAN Freeview multiplex broadcasting to Greater Manchester.NOW 80s Alternative is available as an 80-track 4CD set or as a 30-song 2LP pink coloured vinyl offering and even though these kinds of compilations are fairly common these days, this one looks pretty good! In July 2018, around the same time as the UKTV network of channels was being removed from Virgin Media, the cable platform added NOW 80s as a discrete channel adjacent to Clubland TV on the guide; for some time previously, NOW 80s and other AATW channels had been available to Virgin TiVo boxes as internet-streamed services accessed behind the red button via Clubland.

NOW – 80s Alternative – A celebration of a different view of the decade’s charts – the lesser-compiled 1980’s singles. Post-Punk New Wave exploded on to the charts, and The Associates, The Jam, Echo And The Bunnymen, Pretenders, and Siouxsie's side project The Creatures are all included. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The first disc includes the likes of Duran Duran (‘Rio (Part II)’), Spandau Ballet (‘Instinction (Remix)’), Visage (‘The Damned Don’t Cry (Dance Mix)’), The Human League (‘Mirror Man (Extended Version)’), Japan (‘Life In Tokyo (1982 12″ Extended Remix)’), Gary Numan (‘Music For Chameleons (Extended Version)’) and Tears For Fears (‘Pale Shelter (Long Version)’). The new channel played a mix of current/contemporary and classic pop hits, broadcasting strands such as Britain's Hit 40.S. with The Gap Band, Leon Haywood, Bobby Thurston, Teena Marie, Jermaine Jackson and the timeless ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica’ from Tom Browne, and the U. On 22 September 2022, Now 80s was added as a streamed channel to Samsung TV Plus, which can be accessed on most Samsung TVs, Smartphones and Tablets, on channel 4717.

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