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> REVIEW: Now That's What I Call Music! 24, Released 26th April 1993 | 37 Tracks | 3 #1 Singles
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post Jan 17 2017, 12:20 AM
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Released: 26th April 1993
Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Virgin / EMI
Format: Double CD, Double Cassette, Vinyl
Duration: 145:24 (2 Hours 25 Minutes 24 Seconds)
Tracks: 37
#1’s: 3
Chart Peak: #1 (1 week)
Sales: 300,000 (1x Platinum)
    Tracklisting
1. Bluebells – Young At Heart* 3:24 {1}
2. Take That – Could It Be Magic* 3:30] {3}
3. Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams – Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use) 2:44 {3}
4. Snap – Exterminate 4:15 {2}
5. Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Sure Is Pure Remix Edit)* 3:58 {5}
6. Snow – Informer* 4:04 {2}
7. Shabba Ranks with Chevelle Franklin – Mr Loverman 3:38 {3}
8. Shaggy – Oh Carolina* 3:12 {1}
9. East 17 – Deep (Breath Mix) 3:59 {5}
10. Stereo MCs – Step It Up* 3:59 {12}
11. Arrested Development – Tennessee (The Mix) 4:06 {18}
12. Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix)* 3:20 {6}
13. Lulu – Independence (Brothers In Rhythm Mix) 4:16 {11}
14. West End feat. Sybil – The Love I Lost 3:26 {3}
15. 2 Unlimited – No Limit* 3:16 {1}
16. Cappella – U Got 2 Know* 3:37 {6}
17. Sunscreem – Pressure Us* 3:59 {19}
18. Monie Love – Born 2 B.R.E.E.D. (Paisley Park Radio Mix) 3:53 {18}
19. Hue & Cry – Labour Of Love* 3:32 {25}
20. Duran Duran – Ordinary World (Single Version)* 4:43 {6}
21. Annie Lennox – Love Song For A Vampire* 4:19 {3}
22. World Party – Is It Like Today? 3:38 {19}
23. k.d. lang – Constant Craving* 3:46 {15}
24. Tasmin Archer – In Your Care 4:23 {16}
25. PM Dawn – Looking Through Patient Eyes 4:07 {11}
26. The Beloved – Sweet Harmony* 5:03 {8}
27. Dina Carroll – This Time 3:47 {23}
28. Simply Red – Lady Godiva's Room (From Montreux EP) 2:57 {11}
29. Genesis – Invisible Touch (Live)* 5:18 {7}
30. Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way* 3:33 {4}
31. Depeche Mode – I Feel You 4:33 {8}
32. Peter Gabriel – Steam 6:01 {10}
33. Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle* 4:06 {7}
34. Faith No More – Easy 3:08 {3}
35. Bryan Ferry – I Put A Spell On You (Single Mix Long Version) 3:55 {18}
36. Ultravox – Vienna* 4:37 {13}
37. Paul McCartney – Hope Of Deliverance 3:22 {18}

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Tracks highlighted red were official UK #1’s.
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: 2 Unlimited – No Limit (5 Weeks)
Lowest Charting Track: Hue & Cry – Labour Of Love {25}
Longest Song: Peter Gabriel – Steam 6:01
Shortest Song: Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams – Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use) 2:44
Edited Tracks: Unknown
Unedited Tracks: Unknown
Inlay Mistakes: None
Other Facts: N/A
    On This Day In History
No music news to declare for 26th April 1993.

    Other Resources
Official Now Music Website
Wikipedia
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    Andrew's Review
Now That's What I Call Music! 24 also known as Now 24 was the first of 3 releases from 1993 carrying 3 UK #1s like it's predecessor Now 23 and a total of 37 high charting hits.
Such artists as Take That, East 17, Annie Lennox, Genesis and Ultravox were featured along with many others. Now 24 may have only sold in the region of 300,000 copies which was less than other releases at the time, but it was still an achievement and it was enough to earn a platinum certificate.
The absent UK #1 on this occasion was the kareoke favourite I Will Always Love You as performed by Whitney Houston from the blockbuster movie The Bodyguard. This song deservedly should have been included as it lasted 10 weeks at the #1 spot!
A number of newbies to the series from Now 24, and they included debuts from Shaggy and Robin S as well as from Shabba Ranks, Lulu, Cappella, Dina Carroll and Lenny Kravitz.
Now 24 offered "5 minutes of fame" for the following artists - Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams, Snow, Stereo MCs, West End feat. Sybil, Sunscreem, Monie Love, World Party and The Beloved. None have been heard of since.
For both Hue & Cry and Genesis, they both had the priveledge of having their singles re-appear in the main series, having both been featured earlier on in the 80s.
A very original cover for Now 24, and it works very well having rarely seen a white background for a cover design again. At this point, it seemed that the sky theme was becoming a bit overused, although shown at different times of the day with of course different clouds, it was still the same concept, and new ideas were beginning to be needed.
Indeed, there are some good points about Now 24 but unfortunately for me, it's not as good as some of the other Nows released previously. The music selection is a good choice, but I don't believe there was much good music available at the time which would explain a drop in sales. I do like the cover as it is very plain and original and easy to the eyes.

Artwork Rating: 5/10 Poor
Not really grabbing my attention as we see yet another sky theme being used. Again the sheer lack of use of colours is what let's the artwork down for this volume. If more detail was added to the background in the sky it might have had a much higher rating.

Disc 1 Favourite: 2 Unlimited – No Limit
Robin S came close, but my real favourite is this hit from 2 Unlimited. No Limit was the most well known single by the Dutch producers and was a UK #1.

Disc 2 Favourite: Ultravox – Vienna
A beautifully written song, which is very atmospheric to listen to. Surprising to know it never made the UK Top 10. Such an anthem!

Overall Rating: 6/10 Good
Overall I like this volume, it has lots of genres feature and sounds positive throughout. Could have scored even higher if Whitney Houston had been included for her signature hit I Will Always Love You.

Andrew's Best 5 (as of January 2017)
1. 2 Unlimited – No Limit
2. Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix)
3. Ultravox – Vienna
4. The Beloved – Sweet Harmony
5. Sub Sub feat. Melanie Williams – Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)

Andrew's Worst 5 (as of January 2017)
1. Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle
2. East 17 – Deep (Breath Mix)
3. Monie Love – Born To Breed (Paisley Park Radio Mix)
4. Arrested Development – Tennessee (The Mix)
5. Snow – Informer


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post Jan 21 2017, 01:11 PM
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Vienna by Ultravox was a re-issue. I'm not sure why it was re-released. It got to no.2 in 1981 and was famously kept off the top of the chart by a dreadful novelty record,Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce.

Sub Sub completely changed their sound and their name and became the indie band Doves. They had two no.1 albums.

The best songs are all on CD2 by Depeche Mode,Duran Duran,Genesis,Ultravox and Peter Gabriel.
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post Jan 21 2017, 01:13 PM
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Disc 1 alone makes this one of the best Now albums for the time. Vienna's inclusion on disc 2 is surprising, didn't realise it was re-released?
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post Jan 21 2017, 01:55 PM
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Disc 1: 2 unlimited - No Limit what a song still listen to it from time to time heart.gif

I also adore Lenny Kravitz on disc 2 both excellent tracks wub.gif

Overall and artwork wise id say 6/10
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post Jan 21 2017, 03:48 PM
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Vienna was re-released on the back of a Midge Ure greatest hits compilation, the first opportunity to get it on CD. Greatest Hits albums were one of the main reasons for re-issues in the early 1990s, along with being used on adverts (usually Levi's) and Radio 1 DJs.
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post Jan 21 2017, 05:12 PM
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QUOTE(BillyH @ Jan 21 2017, 03:48 PM) *
Vienna was re-released on the back of a Midge Ure greatest hits compilation, the first opportunity to get it on CD. Greatest Hits albums were one of the main reasons for re-issues in the early 1990s, along with being used on adverts (usually Levi's) and Radio 1 DJs.

Thanks for that extra detail Billy! biggrin.gif
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voted for Peter Gabriel and Stereo Mc's. West End is a great track too
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TRACKS I LOVE:
2. Take That – Could It Be Magic* 3:30] {3}
5. Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Sure Is Pure Remix Edit)* 3:58 {5}
15. 2 Unlimited – No Limit* 3:16 {1}
29. Genesis – Invisible Touch (Live)* 5:18 {7}
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