NOW YEARBOOK 1973 - CD Formats


NOW YEARBOOK 1973 - CD Formats

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Label: NOW

Release Date: 08/09/2023

Notes: Only difference between the formats is in the packaging - see notes below

NOW is proud to present the next instalment in our ongoing ‘Yearbook’ series – and taking our longest trip back in pop history so far – 50 Years – with 83 tracks on 4 CDs, to celebrate a landmark year of Pop singles… NOW – Yearbook 1973. 

Opening with the iconic ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ from Elton John and followed by Paul McCartney & Wings’ Bond theme ‘Live And Let Die’, this epic beginning to this journey back to 1973 continues with a run of massive Glam-Rock infused hits from T. Rex, Mud and Alvin Stardust, and #1s from Suzi Quatro, Wizzard, 10cc, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ from Slade and Sweet with ‘Blockbuster’. Pop classics from Gilbert O’Sullivan with the #1 ‘Get Down’, and from Jackson 5, The Osmonds and the re-issued ‘The Laughing Gnome’ from David Bowie lead into some soulful vocalists including Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and Gladys Knight & The Pips to complete this first disc. 

Disc Two opens with an awe-inspiring run of legendary artists: John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon, plus the debut single from Bruce Springsteen with ‘Blinded By The Light’ and timeless signature releases from Billy Joel with ‘Piano Man’ and ‘You’re So Vain’ from Carly Simon. Defining tracks from Ike & Tina Turner, Thin Lizzy and Stealers Wheel lead into Rock classics from Faces, Free, Electric Light Orchestra, Status Quo, Joe Walsh, Alice Cooper and Nazareth… and the disc closes with ‘Albatross’ from Fleetwood Mac – a #1 in 1969 and a #2 when re-released in 1973. 

A run of stunning ballads kicks off the third disc; Paul McCartney & Wings with ‘My Love’, Roberta Flack with the peerless ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’, and ‘Always On My Mind’ from Elvis Presley before Diana Ross ushers in an incredible line-up of Soul smashes including from, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Paul, Barry White, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and ‘Let’s Get It On’ from Marvin Gaye. 

The final disc is all about more huge Pop smashes, opening with the era-defining ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ from Sweet, second inclusions for Suzi Quatro and Mud, plus Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, Barry Blue and the debut hit from David Essex, ‘Rock On’. Donny Osmond’s #1 ‘Young Love’ and 1973’s biggest seller - Dawn feat. Tony Orlando’s ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon...’ lead an Easy-Pop run including massive hits from Shirley Bassey, Perry Como, Olivia Newton-John, Eurovision singles; winner Anne-Marie David, Cliff Richard’s second contest entry, and #1s from Peters & Lee, plus ‘Eye Level’ - the theme to one of the year’s most popular TV shows by the Simon Park Orchestra. Yearbook 1973 closes in magnificent style with two of the biggest and most loved Christmas classics of all time – Wizzard with ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ and ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ from Slade. NOW – Yearbook 1973 – A celebration of the diversity and wonderful creativity of a truly stellar year in Pop.

**The special edition CD is housed in ‘hard-back-book’ packaging, including a 28-page booklet featuring a summary of the year, a track-by-track guide, a quiz, and original singles artwork. Standard CD set has the same audio but does not have the additional packaging content.

Disc 1

1    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

2    Paul McCartney & Wings - Live And Let Die

3    Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize

4    T.Rex - 20th Century Boy

5    Sweet - Blockbuster

6    Mud - Dyna-Mite

7    Suzi Quatro - Can The Can

8    Wizzard - See My Baby Jive

9    Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo

10    10cc - Rubber Bullets

11    Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down

12    David Bowie - The Laughing Gnome

13    Jackson 5 - Doctor My Eyes

14    Limmie & Family Cookin' - You Can Do Magic

15    The Osmonds - Let Me In

16    The O'Jays - Love Train

17    First Choice - Smarty Pants

18    The Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

19    Rod Stewart - Oh! No Not My Baby

20    Aretha Franklin - Angel

21    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Help Me Make It Through The Night

Disc 2

1    John Lennon - Mind Games

2    Bruce Springsteen - Blinded By The Light

3    Billy Joel - Piano Man

4    Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

5    Carly Simon - You're So Vain

6    Paul Simon - Take Me To The Mardi Gras

7    Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You

8    Faces - Cindy Incidentally

9    Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits

10    Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way

11    Electric Light Orchestra - Roll Over Beethoven

12    Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar

13    Free - Wishing Well

14    Nazareth - This Flight Tonight

15    Status Quo - Caroline

16    Alice Cooper - No More Mr

17    Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

18    Mungo Jerry - Alright, Alright, Alright

19    Dave Edmunds - Born To Be With You

20    Clifford T

21    Fleetwood Mac - Albatross

Disc 3

1    Paul McCartney & Wings - My Love

2    Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song

3    Kiki Dee - Amoureuse

4    Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind

5    Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning

6    Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat

7    Billy Paul - Me and Mrs

8    Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

9    Barry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby

10    Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me

11    The Isley Brothers - That Lady, Pt

12    The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

13    Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra

14    Michael Jackson - Morning Glow

15    Jimmy Helms - Gonna Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse

16    The Drifters - Like Sister And Brother

17    Junior Campbell - Sweet Illusion

18    Medicine Head - One And One Is One

19    The Hot Shots - Snoopy Versus The Red Baron

20    Strawbs - Part Of The Union

Disc: 4

1    Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz

2    Suzi Quatro - 48 Crash

3    Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone

4    Roxy Music - Street Life

5    David Essex - Rock On

6    Mud - Crazy

7    Barry Blue - Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)

8    Donny Osmond - Young Love

9    Dawn feat. Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree

10    Olivia Newton-John - Take Me Home Country Roads

11    Marie Osmond - Paper Roses

12    Peters & Lee - Welcome Home

13    Anne-Marie David - Wonderful Dream

14    Cliff Richard - Power To All Our Friends

15    Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never

16    Bobby Goldsboro - Summer (The First Time)

17    Perry Como - And I Love You So

18    Simon Park Orchestra - Eye Level (Theme From The TV Series Van Der Valk)

19    Steeleye Span - Gaudete

20    Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

21    Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody

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