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> REVIEW: Now That's What I Call Music 15, Released 14th August 1989 | 32 Tracks | 3 #1 Singles
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post Nov 13 2016, 09:39 PM
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Released: 14th August 1989
Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Virgin / EMI
Format: Double CD, Double Cassette, Vinyl, Video
Duration: 02:00:30 (120 Minutes 30 Seconds)
Tracks: 32
#1s: 3
Chart Peak: #1 (5 weeks)
Sales: 300,000 (1x Platinum)
    Tracklisting
1. Queen I Want It All 4:10 {3}
2. Simple Minds Kick It In 4:20 {15}
3. Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing* 3:20 {7}
4. Holly Johnson Americanos 3:35 {4}
5. Transvision Vamp Baby I Don't Care* 4:00 {3}
6. INXS Mystify 3:25 {14}
7. Roxette The Look 4:05 {7}
8. Stevie Nicks Rooms On Fire 4:25 {16}
9. Paul McCartney My Brave Face 3:20 {18}
10. Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson & The Christians Ferry 'Cross The Mersey 4:05 {1}
11. Beautiful South Song For Whoever* 4:10 {2}
12. Kirsty MacColl Days* 3:05 {12}
13. Danny Wilson The Second Summer Of Love 2:45 {23}
14. Waterfront Cry 3:50 {17}
15. Hue And Cry Violently 4:05 {21}
16. Cliff Richard The Best Of Me 4:20 {2}
17. Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)* 3:45 {1}
18. Neneh Cherry Manchild* 4:00 {5}
19. Bobby Brown Every Little Step 4:05 {6}
20. Inner City Do You Love What You Feel? 3:15 {16}
21. D-Mob feat. LRS It Is Time To Get Funky* 3:40 {9}
22. Donna Allen Joy And Pain 3:55 {10}
23. Gladys Knight Licence To Kill 5:15 {6}
24. Natalie Cole Miss You Like Crazy* 3:55 {2}
25. Pet Shop Boys It's Alright 4:30 {5}
26. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing The Mood 4:15 {1}
27. Swing Out Sister You On My Mind 3:35 {28}
28. Bananarama Cruel Summer '89 3:30 {19}
29. De La Soul Say No Go 4:05 {18}
30. Norman Cook feat. MC Wildski Blame It On The Bassline 4:05 {29}
31. Double Trouble & The Rebel MC Just Keep Rockin'* 3:20 {11}
32. The Cure Lullaby 4:20 {5}

Key
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: Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing The Mood (5 Weeks)
Lowest Charting Track: Norman Cook feat. MC Wildski Blame It On The Bassline {29}
Longest Song: Gladys Knight Licence To Kill 5:15
Shortest Song: Danny Wilson Second Summer Of Love 2:45
Edited Tracks: Unknown
Unedited Tracks: Unknown
Inlay Mistakes: None
Other Facts: N/A
    On This Day In History
No music news to declare for 14th August 1989. sad.gif
    Other Resources
Official Now Music Website
Wikipedia
TV Cream
Everyhit
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    Andrew's Review
Now That's What I Call Music! 15 aka Now 15 was the last summer compilation of the 80s and boasted another 32 piece tracklisting.
It is believed that Now 15 was a #1 success on the UK Compilations Chart, but no concrete evidence.
The music from Now 15 is very fresh and seasonal, and features Queen, Fine Young Cannibals, Transvision Vamp, Gladys Knight and Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers to name but a few.
This time round, the UK #1s to be missed were The Bangles – Eternal Flame; Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart; Jason Donovan – Sealed With A Kiss and Sonia – You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You.
There were debuts from Roxette and The Beautiful South, and also first-time appearances from Soul II Soul, Bobby Brown and Double Trouble & The Rebel MC.
There were also one hit wonders from the Now series, and from Now 15 those were Holly Johnson, Stevie Nicks, Waterfront, Donna Allen, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers as well as the special Bond single from Gladys Knight. It is worth noting this is the only time that we see Norman Cook named in the series as he would later be better known by the alias Fatboy Slim.
The cover theme is a beach which was themed to Summer. The "NOW" letters are designed in the form of beach balls with the rest of the logo printed on a beach towel. There appear to be small footprints in the sand, though the shore is just coming in. Overall a nice simple design.
Well my review for Now 15 is better than the predecessor Now 14. Though Now 15 offers the same number of tracks and UK #1 singles, there is a fresh sound about it, and the sound is very distinct and Summery. I do like the Now 15 cover and it's a prime example of what Summer covers are missing today, and that's just simplicity at it's best! There are some songs I don't feel were neccesary to the final tracklisting, and considering that there were other UK #1s to choose from such as Kylie Minogue and The Bangles, I would have liked to have more selection.

Artwork Rating: 7/10 Very Good
A nice seaside theme for the summer. Very apt and bright colours, simplicity at its best. I like too how part of the logo has been designed like a beach towel too!

Disc 1 Favourite: Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don't Care
Not exactly a stand out song from that era, but this disc doesn't really offer anything special or memorable for me.

Disc 2 Favourite: Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
A classic dance anthem, one of the finest #1's to close the 80's. Soul II Soul went on to have several other hits, but this was always their signature song.

Overall Rating: 6/10 Good
It definitely feels like a summer compilation. Lots of fresh sounding 80's beats, and a good selection of pop and dance in the mix. Lesser known songs on the first disc prevents this volume from getting a higher rating from me.

Andrew's Best 5 (as of November 2016)
1. Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
2. Bananarama – Cruel Summer '89
3. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Swing The Mood
4. Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don't Care
5. Queen – I Want It All

Andrew's Worst 5 (as of November 2016)
1. Hue And Cry – Violently
2. Waterfront – Cry
3. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – Just Keep Rockin'
4. Norman Cook – Blame It On The Bassline
5. Pet Shop Boys – It's Alright


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post Nov 17 2016, 07:43 AM
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Artwork: 6/10 Wish it looked more like a beach
Disc 1: Queen - I Want It All - Pretty great Queen song heart.gif
Disc 2: Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) - Classic in every way wub.gif
Overall: 6/10
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post Nov 19 2016, 10:24 PM
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I was born just 12 days after this Now was released! Some brilliant songs on here, and an inspired, nay suitably 80s cover art too biggrin.gif
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post Nov 20 2016, 01:40 PM
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Artwork Rating:
Cool beach theme, agreed that the logo designed as a towel is a nice touch. 7/10.

Disc 1 Fave:
Days. I was scanning the list trying to recognise any song & it ended up between this & I Want It All. That's not one of Queen's best so it goes to this catchy song.

Disc 2 Fave:
Back To Life. Definitely the standout of an otherwise forgettable edition.

Overall Rating:
Back To Life literally singlehandledly saves this from receiving a 1/10 laugh.gif Roll on the 90s cheer.gif
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post Dec 29 2016, 12:48 PM
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