NOW – Various Artists: NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems (Purple Vinyl)(Pre-Order)

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NOW – Various Artists: NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems (Purple Vinyl)

RELEASE DATE: 31st May 2024

Introducing the ultimate Rock and Power Ballads collection – NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems – Out 31st May! Get ready to crank up the volume and let the music take you on a journey through 45 epic hits on 3-LP’s pressed in stunning Neon Violet Vinyl.

LP1 kicks off with Queen’s outstanding ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, followed by Def Leppard’s anthemic ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ before massive hits from Bon Jovi with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and Survivor’s powerhouse #1‘Eye Of The Tiger’. Still sounding fresh today, RUN DMC’s collaboration with Aerosmith ‘Walk This Way’ leads into a run of ‘80s hits from Rock giants Iron Maiden, Motörhead, and Judas Priest. Flip the record over and Electric Light Orchestra’s peerless ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ kicks things off on Side 2. Meat Loaf’s classic ‘Bat Out of Hell’ keeps the adrenaline pumping ahead of one of Rock’s most enduring hits ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ from Journey. Boston’s ‘More Than A Feeling’, leads the way to more classic Rock from Blue Öyster Cult, a stunning vocal from Rod Stewart with Python Lee Jackson on ‘In A Broken Dream’, and to close a huge #1 ballad from Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’.

The second LP opens with a stellar run of classics of the genre: beginning with the iconic ‘Born To Run’ from Bruce Springsteen and followed by Paul McCartney & Wings’ explosive ‘Live And Let Die’, The Who’s timeless ‘Baba O’Riley’, and Billy Joel’s lyrical mastery on ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’. Up next is ‘70s Rock, including smashes from Status Quo, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Thin Lizzy’s defining ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’. Over on Side 2 ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ from Cher leads a side that includes big Chart hits for Pat Benatar, Pretenders, ZZ Top, and Rainbow, plus huge ‘90s tracks from Lenny Kravitz with ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, and 4 Non Blondes’ with the anthemic ‘What’s Up?’.

The final LP begins with one of Elton John’s signature songs – the fantastic ‘The Bitch Is Back’ and celebrates ‘70s Rock with unforgettable tracks from Golden Earring, Sweet, Gerry Rafferty, and Patti Smith along with the majestic ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ from Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The side closes with the stunning ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’ from Poison, which introduces a collection of Rock Ballads and Power Anthems on the final side. The epic Rock-opera of Meat Loaf’s ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ opens the side that includes ‘Kayleigh’ from Marillion, ‘Africa’ from Toto, the beautiful ‘Drive’ from The Cars – and the timeless #1 ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police.

NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems – Out May 31st!

Track-list:

LP 1 Side A

  1. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  2. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
  3. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  4. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  5. RUN DMC feat. Aerosmith – Walk This Way
  6. Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness
  7. Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
  8. Judas Priest – Living After Midnight

LP 1 Side B:

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky
  2. Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell
  3. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  4. Boston – More Than A Feeling
  5. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  6. Python Lee Jackson feat. Rod Stewart – In A Broken Dream
  7. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

LP 2 Side A:

  1. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
  2. Paul McCartney & Wings – Live And Let Die
  3. The Who – Baba O’Riley
  4. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire
  5. Status Quo – Rockin’ All Over The World
  6. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
  7. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

LP 2 Side B:

  1. Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time
  2. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin’
  3. Rainbow – Since You Been Gone
  4. Ram Jam – Black Betty
  5. Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
  6. Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
  7. Pretenders - Back On the Chain Gang
  8. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?

LP 3 Side A:

  1. Elton John – The Bitch Is Back
  2. Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize
  3. Sweet – Fox On The Run
  4. Golden Earring – Radar Love
  5. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man
  6. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
  7. Patti Smith – Because The Night
  8. Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

LP 3 Side B:

  1. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)
  2. The Police – Every Breath You Take
  3. Toto – Africa
  4. Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
  5. Marillion - Kayleigh
  6. The Cars – Drive
  7. Céline Dion – All By Myself