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Now That's What I Call Music! 38

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Genre: Pop - Dance Pop / Artist: Various Artists / Audio CD released 1997-11-17 at EMI/Virgin

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      19.01.2012 15:54



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      This was the third Now album released in 1997.

      It is a more varied Now album as the discs contain music from different genres. The artists are also quite diverse for a Now album. The more "poppy" artists on the album are Boyzone, Spice Girls, Eternal and All Saints. These are all great pop songs and they were really popular back in the day. Most of the pop songs on this album were top ten hits in 1997. I think the Now team chose the right hits to put onto this album. The pop songs are pretty "feel good" and some of them are well known classics, such as "Spice Up Your Life" and "Tupthumping".

      My favourite dance track on this album is Sunchyme by Dario G. I have never saw this song on a compilation before, apart from on the album where it was first featured. This is a fantastic tune and it opens your eyes to 90s dance music. What a forgotten gem?!

      There are a few indie/ rocky hits on here from the likes of The Verve, Radiohead, Ash and Oasis. The CDs aren't really consistent in terms of genres. They're a little mixed up which is a nice touch in my opinion as you can't beat a bit of variety!

      A great compilation from late '97.


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      15.10.2009 17:44
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      Now 38: the last of three Now albums released in 1997

      The last of 3 Now That's What I Call Music albums to be released in 1997, Now 38 contains a great deal of music that has fond memories for me. It was my first year of University, so a lot of this music reminds me of the end of the Summer and the first half of my first ever semester at Uni.

      Kicking off the album is one of my faves: Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. It's all about getting knocked down and getting up again, and I danced to this many a time. Spice Up Your Life from the Spice Girls was a fun and enjoyable track that we all loved dancing to, even if it wasn't a favourite in terms of putting on the tape/CD player in the car at the time.There are a few tracks on there which had shortlived success, and are quite forgettable. For example, I remember the tune for Louise's Arms Around The World, but would not have done so just from the title.

      The discs are mixed up a bit, with dance tracks such as Gala's Freed From Desire and Dario G's Sunchyme making it onto the first disc. I really enjoyed these. You Sexy Thing from Hot Chocolate also made its way back into the charts thanks to The Full Monty.

      The second disc, for once, entertained me a bit more than the first. Usually on these compilation discs, the second disc has the more dance orientated numbers that are less commercial, and I prefer the commercial side of things as opposed to the dance numbers. However, the discs are mixed up well this time. I'm a big fan of Wet Wet Wet's cover of Yesterday, and The Verve's Drugs Don't Work was quite iconic at the time. I like the combination of the more indie tracks such as Radiohead's Karma Police and Ash's Life Less Ordinary, as well as the catchy track Black Eyed Boy from Texas. Conner Reeves' Earthbound is a great ballad to sing along to, although I didn't like the way the compilation ended with Peter Andre and Boyz II Men. Not tracks I am familiar enough with to enjoy that much.

      Overall, it's a very well worked album, and one I really liked. As I said before, there are a number of tracks that remind me of a fun time of my life, and the start of an awesome time at Uni. I enjoy this compilation as much, if not more than some of the other good ones, although there are quite a few tracks on here I'm not so keen on.

      The overall result is an album I really enjoy. I'm glad to have this combo of music to turn to when I want to reminisce. It's a well constructed album, too, with a mix of ballad, rock and dance as opposed to the usual format of separating the genres. Now 38 is currently available from amazon.co.uk for £3.35 and is well worth the price.

      Track list:

      1. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
      2. Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
      3. Where's The Love - Hanson
      4. Picture Of You - Boyzone
      5. Angel Of Mine - Eternal
      6. Raincloud - Lighthouse Family
      7. Got Til It's Gone - Janet Jackson
      8. You've Got A Friend - Brand New Heavies
      9. I Know Where It's At - All Saints
      10. Arms Around The World - Louise
      11. Freed From Desire - Gala
      12. Stay - Sash & La Trec
      13. Sunchyme - Dario G
      14. Never Gonna Let You Go - Tina Moore
      15. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
      16. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - N-Trance & Rod Stewart
      17. Phenomenon - LL Cool J
      18. Party People...Friday Night - 911
      19. Maria - Ricky Martin
      20. Samba De Janeiro - Bellini

      21. Free - DJ Quicksilver
      22. Yesterday - Wet Wet Wet
      23. You Have Been Loved - George Michael
      24. Drugs Don't Work - Verve
      25. Stand By Me - Oasis
      26. All You Good Good People - Embrace
      27. Don't Leave - Faithless
      28. Karma Police - Radiohead
      29. James Bond - Moby
      30. Choose Life - PF Project & Ewan McGregor
      31. Lazy Days - Robbie Williams
      32. Life Less Ordinary - Ash
      33. Black Eyed Boy - Texas
      34. Bitch - Brooks, Meredith
      35. Janie Don't Take Your Love To Town - Jon Bon Jovi
      36. Better Day - Ocean Colour Scene
      37. I'm So Lonely - Cast
      38. Earthbound - Conner Reeves
      39. Lonely - Peter Andre
      40. 4 Season's Of Loneliness - Boyz II Men


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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
      2 Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
      3 Where's The Love - Hanson (1)
      4 Picture Of You - Boyzone
      5 Angel Of Mine - Eternal (1)
      6 Raincloud - Lighthouse Family
      7 Got Til It's Gone - Jackson, Janet
      8 You've Got A Friend - Brand New Heavies
      9 I Know Where It's At - All Saints
      10 Arms Around The World - Louise
      11 Freed From Desire - Gala
      12 Stay - Sash & La Trec
      13 Sunchyme - Dario G
      14 Never Gonna Let You Go - Moore, Tina
      15 You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate (1)
      16 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - N-Trance & Rod Stewart
      17 Phenomenon - LL Cool J
      18 Party People...Friday Night - 911 (1)
      19 Maria - Martin, Ricky (2)
      20 Samba De Janeiro - Bellini (1)
      21 Free - DJ Quicksilver
      22 Yesterday - Wet Wet Wet
      23 You Have Been Loved - Michael, George
      24 Drugs Don't Work - Verve
      25 Stand By Me - Oasis (2)
      26 All You Good Good People - Embrace (1)
      27 Don't Leave - Faithless
      28 Karma Police - Radiohead
      29 James Bond - Moby
      30 Choose Life - PF Project & Ewan McGregor
      31 Lazy Days - Williams, Robbie
      32 Life Less Ordinary - Ash (1)
      33 Black Eyed Boy - Texas
      34 Bitch - Brooks, Meredith
      35 Janie Don't Take Your Love To Town - Bon Jovi, Jon
      36 Better Day - Ocean Colour Scene
      37 I'm So Lonely - Cast (2)
      38 Earthbound - Reeves, Conner
      39 Lonely - Andre, Peter
      40 4 Season's Of Loneliness - Boyz II Men

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