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> REVIEW: Now That's What I Call Music! 29, Released 14th November 1994 | 38 Tracks | 3 #1 Singles
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Released: 14th November 1994
Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Virgin / EMI
Format: Double CD, Double Cassette, Vinyl
Duration: 02:28:11 (148 Minutes 11 Seconds)
Tracks: 38
#1’s: 3
Chart Peak: #1 (9 weeks)
Sales: 1,500,000 (5x Platinum)
    Tracklisting
1. Pato Banton with Robin & Ali Campbell – Baby Come Back* 3:51 {1}
2. Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now! (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun) 3:39 {4}
3. Big Mountain – Baby I Love Your Way 4:00 {2}
4. Take That – Sure 3:38 {1}
5. Michelle Gayle – Sweetness 3:38 {4}
6. Whigfield – Saturday Night* 4:04 {1}
7. (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy – Another Night* 3:56 {2}
8. Corona – Rhythm Of The Night* 3:31 {2}
9. New Order – True Faith '94 4:27 {9}
10. Sophie B. Hawkins – Right Beside You 4:45 {13}
11. Youssou N'Dour feat. Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds 4:07 {3}
12. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay (I Missed You) 3:03 {6}
13. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm 3:40 {2}
14. Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World 3:12 {3}
15. Robert Palmer – Know By Now 3:59 {25}
16. R.E.M. – What's The Frequency, Kenneth? 3:59 {9}
17. Oasis – Cigarettes And Alcohol 4:49 {7}
18. The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong 3:47 {14}
19. The Cranberries – Zombie 4:11 {14}
20. East 17 – Around The World* 4:34 {3}
21. Red Dragon feat. Brian and Tony Gold – Compliments On Your Kiss* 3:29 {2}
22. Chaka Demus & Pliers – Gal Wine 3:54 {20}
23. R. Kelly – She's Got That Vibe* 3:53 {3}
24. Brand New Heavies – Midnight At The Oasis* 3:41 {13}
25. China Black – Stars 4:14 {19}
26. Music Relief – What's Going On 3:51 {70}
27. Celine Dion – The Power Of Love 4:45 {4}
28. Kylie Minogue – Confide In Me 4:24 {2}
29. Massive Attack – Sly 4:08 {24}
30. Eternal – So Good 3:47 {13}
31. Ultimate KAOS – Some Girls* 3:34 {9}
32. Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman – Can You Feel It?* 3:46 {13}
33. M Beat feat. General Levy – Incredible* 4:14 {8}
34. Shampoo – Trouble* 3:18 {11}
35. Blur – Parklife* 3:05 {10}
36. Erasure – I Love Saturday 3:59 {20}
37. Sparks – When Do I Get To Sing “My Way” 3:51 {38}
38. 2wo Third3 – I Want The World 3:46 {20}

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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: Pato Banton with Robin & Ali Campbell – Baby Come Back / Whigfield – Saturday Night (4 Weeks)
Lowest Charting Track: Music Relief – What's Going On {70}
Longest Song: Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol 4:49
Shortest Song: Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay (I Missed You) 3:03
Edited Tracks: Unknown
Unedited Tracks: Unknown
Inlay Mistakes: None
Other Facts: Now 29 set a record for it's time for selling in excess of 1.5 million copies.
    On This Day In History
No music news to declare for 14th November 1994.
    Other Resources
Official Now Music Website
Wikipedia
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post Feb 19 2017, 08:24 PM
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    Andrew's Review
Now That's What I Call Music! 29 or Now 29 is quite a unique album in the series in many ways. It was the first CD in the series to come in a slimline case, and it sold in excess of 1.5 million copies which had never been done before in the compilation's history. Featuring "38 top chart hits" and from that, 3 UK #1s, Now 29 made sure it included all the hottest artists around like Take That, East 17, R. Kelly, Celine Dion and Kylie Minogue to name a few.
As mentioned, there were 3 UK #1 singles, and in fact, this was the total of #1s since the release of Now 28 in the Summer. So there were no #1s to be counted out on this occasion.
Making an entry to the series on this occasion was Pato Banton, Whigfield, (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy, Corona, Oasis and Ultimate KAOS.
However, once again, a high number of artists would not be heard of again in the series, and they are Big Mountain, Michelle Gayle, Youssou N'Dour, Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories, Crash Test Dummies, Louis Armstrong, Red Dragon feat. Brian And Tony Gold, Music Relief, Celine Dion, M Beat feat. General Levy, Shampoo, Sparks and 2wo Third3.
I have quite a dillemma with Now 29, because theres so much music on here I really like, and yet theres also so much music I really don't like! To narrow it down to a top and bottom 5 was not easy because for me, theres no much that belongs in both categories, I really cannot make up my mind if I like Now 29 more than I dislike it. There is alot on this compilation which just shouldn't be on there, especially the shocking #70 from Music Relief. I didn't really follow music charts in 1994 so I couldn't really say what "should" be on Now 29 that isn't, but for what it is I would say it's average. The cover is quite good and I like the surprising variety that was becoming routine with the new releases, it does give the impression of a solid and ongoing collection of artwork.

Artwork Rating: 6/10 Good
Now 29 has quite a nice cover which is just a basic baby blue and white patchy background which could give one the impression of snow / winter related theme. The title is in big bronze colouring, and certainly stands out in the rest of the series. Also for the CD release, a corner tag indicates that even though it's in a slimline case, it is still a "2CD SET".

Disc 1 Favourite: New Order – True Faith '94
A personal favourite of mine from a well established British indie band who went on to have many other hits. Ironically this song was originally a single in 1987 but performed much better the second time around.

Disc 2 Favourite: Massive Attack – Sly
Not a huge favourite but certainly a strong point in Massive Attack's long spanning career. Always loved their music to relax to.

Overall Rating: 7/10 Very Good

Andrew's Best 5 (as of February 2017)
1. New Order – True Faith '94
2. Corona – Rhythm Of The Night
3. Whigfield – Saturday Night
4. Massive Attack – Sly
5. M Beat feat. General Levy – Incredible

Andrew's Worst 5 (as of February 2017)
1. Shampoo – Trouble
2. Sparks – When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"
3. R.E.M. – What's The Frequency Kenneth?
4. 2wo Third3 – I Want The World
5. The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong


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post Feb 19 2017, 09:07 PM
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Some good songs on here.
Right Beside You - Sophie B Hawkins
7 Seconds - Youssou N'Dour
Confide In Me - Kylie Minogue (the only song by her I like)
When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" - Sparks

'Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins' by Sparks and 'Whaler' by Sophie B Hawkins are two great albums which I still play quite a lot now.


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post Feb 20 2017, 12:12 AM
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Ha, I love the back-to-back-to-back of Saturday Night/Another Night/Rhythm Of The Night! Well played biggrin.gif
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post Feb 20 2017, 09:18 PM
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Favourites: True Faith '94, Zombie (In your heeaaaaaddddd! In your he-e-e-ead! ZOMBEH! ZOMBEH! ZOMBEH-EH-EH!), Parklife, Baby I Love Your Way, What's The Frequency Kenneth, Cigarettes And Alcohol, Baby Come Back, Another Night, Rhythm Of The Night, Saturday Night, She's Got That Vibe
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post Feb 26 2017, 10:30 AM
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CD1 has some corkers, CD2 has some stinkers, oops! There's a few classics on CD1 that deserved my vote...
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post Feb 26 2017, 01:43 PM
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voted for Erasure & Corona. Sparks track is also good

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post Feb 26 2017, 02:50 PM
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Artwork: 6/10
Disc 1: Oasis - Cigarettes and Alcohol - Lovely song by them not a massive favourite but still great
Disc 2: Blur - Parklife - SUCH A TUNE!!
Overall: 6/10
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post Feb 26 2017, 02:52 PM
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I gave the artwork for this one a 6/10. I like the wintery theme and the blue but I am not such a fan of the bronze.

Disc 1 for this edition is SO strong! There were so many classics I could choose from here. But ultimately I went for Whigfield - 'Saturday Night' as it is one of my ultimate feel-good anthems! In fact it is my go-to song if I want to put on some music to get me hyped while getting ready to go out. It is the epitome of carefree, joyous and FUN music heart.gif I'm so glad it managed to get some time at #1 after that mammoth Wet Wet Wet reign.

Disc 2 isn't such a classic disc for me, but there were certainly a few good'uns scattered about on there. I went for Blur - Parklife as my favourite track! Oasis are my second favourite band of all-time ('Cigarettes & Alcohol' not quite up there with their absolute best though, hence 'Saturday Night' pipping it) but I am certainly not so fiercely team-Oasis that I would dismiss the music of their rivals at the time kink.gif 'Parklife' feels like THE ultimate Britpop classic, which was a musical movement that I'm fully behind. Another carefree singalong anthem here for me! Shocked that it only got to #10! ohmy.gif

I rated this edition 7/10 overall. Disc 1 is brilliant but Disc 2 is pretty average really so that dragged it down.

Looking forward to getting into the 30s editions biggrin.gif I will have actually been born at the time of release soon ohmy.gif kink.gif
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post Feb 26 2017, 04:19 PM
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This was a really strong edition at the time, I remember buying it.

For differing reasons, I'd say all of the following are really strong inclusions.

1. Pato Banton with Robin & Ali Campbell – Baby Come Back* 3:51 {1}
2. Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now! (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun) 3:39 {4}
3. Big Mountain – Baby I Love Your Way 4:00 {2}
4. Take That – Sure 3:38 {1}
5. Michelle Gayle – Sweetness 3:38 {4}
6. Whigfield – Saturday Night* 4:04 {1}
7. (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy – Another Night* 3:56 {2}
8. Corona – Rhythm Of The Night* 3:31 {2}
9. New Order – True Faith '94 4:27 {9}
10. Sophie B. Hawkins – Right Beside You 4:45 {13}
11. Youssou N'Dour feat. Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds 4:07 {3}
12. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay (I Missed You) 3:03 {6}
13. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm 3:40 {2}
14. Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World 3:12 {3}
16. R.E.M. – What's The Frequency, Kenneth? 3:59 {9}
17. Oasis – Cigarettes And Alcohol 4:49 {7}
18. The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong 3:47 {14}
19. The Cranberries – Zombie 4:11 {14}
20. East 17 – Around The World* 4:34 {3}
21. Red Dragon feat. Brian and Tony Gold – Compliments On Your Kiss* 3:29 {2}
23. R. Kelly – She's Got That Vibe* 3:53 {3}
24. Brand New Heavies – Midnight At The Oasis* 3:41 {13}
27. Celine Dion – The Power Of Love 4:45 {4}
28. Kylie Minogue – Confide In Me 4:24 {2}
29. Massive Attack – Sly 4:08 {24}
30. Eternal – So Good 3:47 {13}
33. M Beat feat. General Levy – Incredible* 4:14 {8}
34. Shampoo – Trouble* 3:18 {11}
35. Blur – Parklife* 3:05 {10}
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Some very good songs included in this edition. My top 12 is:

1. The Cranberries – Zombie
2. Sparks – When Do I Get To Sing “My Way”
3. Whigfield – Saturday Night
4. Youssou N'Dour feat. Neneh Cherry – 7 Seconds
5. Kylie Minogue – Confide In Me
6. New Order – True Faith '94
7. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay (I Missed You)
8. Corona – Rhythm Of The Night
9 (MC Sar &) The Real McCoy – Another Night
10. Celine Dion – The Power Of Love
11. Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now! (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
12. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
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