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> REVIEW: Now That's What I Call Music 11, Released 23rd March 1988 | 30 Tracks | 3 #1 Singles
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post Oct 16 2016, 04:25 PM
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Released: 23rd March 1988
Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Virgin / EMI
Format: Double CD, Double Cassette, Vinyl, VHS
Duration: 01:49:00 (109 Minutes)
Tracks: 30
#1s: 3
Chart Peak: #1 (3 Weeks)
Sales: 600,000 (2x Platinum)
    Tracklisting
1. Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind* 3:55 {1}
2. Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth* 4:05 {1}
3. Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car* 4:45 {3}
4. Jermaine Stewart Say It Again 4:10 {7}
5. Eddy Grant Gimme Hope Jo'Anna* 4:05 {7}
6. Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody 1:55 {14}
7. Morrissey Suedehead 3:55 {5}
8. Elton John Candle In The Wind 3:55 {5}
9. Wet Wet Wet Angel Eyes (Home And Away)* 4:35 {5}
10. Johnny Hates Jazz Turn Back The Clock* 4:25 {12}
11. T'Pau Valentine 4:00 {9}
12. Billy Idol Hot In The City 4:35 {13}
13. Sinead O'Connor Mandinka 3:55 {17}
14. The Mission Tower Of Strength 4:40 {12}
15. Whitesnake Give Me All Your Love 3:25 {18}
16. Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky* 3:20 {1}
17. Mel And Kim That's The Way It Is 3:35 {10}
18. Joyce Sims Come Into My Life* 3:55 {7}
19. Jellybean feat. Elisa Fiorillo Who Found Who 3:50 {10}
20. Bananarama I Can't Help It 3:40 {20}
21. Dollar Oh L'Amour 3:05 {7}
22. Vanessa Paradis Joe Le Taxi 3:55 {3}
23. Morris Minor & The Majors Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime) 3:50 {4}
24. Bomb The Bass Beat Dis 3:25 {2}
25. Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population Doctorin' The House 3:50 {6}
26. Krush House Arrest* 3:45 {3}
27. Jack 'N' Chill The Jack That House Built 3:50 {6}
28. Beatmasters feat. The Cookie Crew Rock Da House 3:15 {5}
29. Two Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet I'm Tired Of Getting Pushed Around 3:50 {18}
30. Climie Fisher Rise To The Occasion 4:20 {10}

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Tracks highlighted red were official UK #1s.
Tracks with an asterisk (*) next to their title have also been included in special releases from the series.
The track duration has been highlighted cyan.
Bracketed numbers refer to highest chart position reached.
    Miscellaneous Facts
Track Most Weeks At #1: Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky (5 weeks)
Lowest Charting Track: Bananarama I Can't Help It {20}
Longest Song: Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car 4.45
Shortest Song: Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody 1.55
Edited Tracks: Unknown
Unedited Tracks: Unknown
Inlay Mistakes: None
Other Facts: Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody is the shortest ever song to ever feature on a Now album to date (2016)
    On This Day In History
No music news to declare for 23rd March 1988.
    Other Resources
Official Now Music Website
Wikipedia
TV Cream
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post Oct 16 2016, 04:26 PM
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    Andrew's Review
Now That's What I Call Music! 11 aka Now 11 was the first release from 1988 and featured some of the best artists of the time. Like Now 10 only 3 UK #1s were chosen out of a possible 5 (missing Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now & Aswad - Don't Turn Around). Now 11 was a #1 success in the UK Albums Chart and remained there for 3 weeks.
Now 11 contains such eighties artists as Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Mel & Kim, Billy Idol and Morrissey to name just a few.
Many of the chosen artists were introduced thanks to Now 11, and they included music from Belinda Carlisle, Kylie Minogue, Eddy Grant, Morrissey and Sinead O'Conner amoungst others.
It would seem that many of the songs on Now 11 are now just one hit wonders, and they included Morris Minor & The Majors, Krush, Jack 'N' Chill and Two Men A Drum Machine & A Trumpet. Others like Eddie Cochran weren't to be seen again in the main series.
I do like Now 11 I really do, and I think although only 3 #1s are in the tracklist, it has still come out on top and has some memorable hits like Kylie's debut and Elton's renowned Candle In The Wind. It would seem that many of the dance tracks at the end of the album have become very much unknown by todays standards, but playing them back, they still have some appeal to me.

Artwork Rating: 6/10 Good
A beautifully sharp cover which this time featured the Now logo posted on a sky reflected glass building. A very contrasting and bright cover from the eighties.

Disc 1 Favourite: Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Not really a huge fan of this song, but there wasn't a lot more on this disc which tickled my fancy, so I'm going for a pop anthem from that year.

Disc 2 Favourite: Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky
Debut single from this Neighbours actress was my choice of Disc 2 favourite, from a list of rather obscure and lost 80's hits. Nothing else really jumped out to me on this side.

Overall Rating: 2/10 Awful
For what it is, there are just too many songs that won't be remembered from this volume, and the high number of one hit wonders is staggering. It is in my opinion one of the poorest volumes.

Andrew's Best 5 (as of October 2016)
1. Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth
2. Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky
3. Krush House Arrest
4. Jack 'N' Chill The Jack That House Built
5. Bananarama I Can't Help It

Andrew's Worst 5 (as of October 2016)
1. Climie Fisher Rise To The Occasion
2. Dollar Oh L'Amour
3. Morrissey Suedehead
4. Joyce Sims Come Into My Life
5. T'Pau Valentine


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post Oct 17 2016, 11:57 PM
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Artwork: 7/10 such an improvement
Side 1 fave : Belinda Carlise - Heaven is a place on earth
Side 2 fave: Kylie Minouge - I Should be So Lucky
Overall: 6/10

Quite good!!!
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post Oct 20 2016, 09:16 PM
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Artwork Rating:
Again, decent - a bit more interesting to look at but on the surface it is just the side of a building. 6/10.

Disc 1 Favourite:
Heaven Is A Place On Earth - VERY close between this and Candle In The Wind. Appreciate the latter for its overwhelming significance but I think I'd just lean towards Heaven overall, brilliant pop song.

Disc 2 Favourite:
I Should Be So Lucky - genuinely the only song I know on this side (told ya my 80s music knowledge was appalling). Not one of her best tho IMO.

Overall Rating:
Well considering there's only 2 songs on the entire edition I ever return to, it gets a measly 3/10 from me sadly!
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post Oct 23 2016, 02:38 PM
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Apologies that I didn't take part last week, slipped my mind in amongst the craziness of BJSC preparation and Uni work!

Anyway, here we go:

Artwork Rating: 7/10 - The colour is gorgeous and I like the concept. It still feels like there's just something missing, though.

Side 1 Favourite: Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind - Funny this should come up as I heard this out while eating at Beefeater for lunch yesterday! So a huge refresher of just how amazing this track is. A bold and timeless opening that is also pretty haunting. The Pet Shop Boys are just fabulous in general really, I saw them live as the support act for Take That's Progress tour in 2011 and they really delivered.

Side 2 Favourite: Kylie Minogue - 'I Should Be So Lucky' - The standout on this disc for miles, perhaps as it's the only 'classic' to take away here for me. So endearing and joyful! Possibly the best Kylie song before her 00s revival.

Overall: 5/10 - Disc two is nothing to write home about on the whole but the first disc is a good'un and the artwork is pretty nice.
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post Dec 29 2016, 12:40 PM
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First Now album I ever bought biggrin.gif

voted Pet Shop Boys (first Single I Ever Bought)
and Jack & Chill ( a track I wasnt keen on at the time but has grown on me over the years!)
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post Dec 30 2016, 11:20 PM
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Disc 2 - from Bomb the Bass onwards is a time capsule of brilliance.
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