Various ‎– Now That's What I Call Music II

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Queen Radio Ga Ga
Nik Kershaw Wouldn't It Be Good
Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
Matt Bianco Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed
Carmel (2) More, More, More
Madness Michael Caine
Flying Pickets* Only You
Nena 99 Red Balloons
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Tracey Ullman My Guy's Mad At Me
Matthew Wilder Break My Stride
Julia & Company* Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)
Joe Fagin That's Living Alright
Hot Chocolate I Gave You My Heart (Didn't I)
Snowy White Bird Of Paradise
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain Again
Howard Jones What Is Love?
The Smiths What Difference Does It Make?
Fiction Factory (Feels Like) Heaven
Re-Flex (2) The Politics Of Dancing
Thomas Dolby Hyperactive
China Crisis Wishful Thinking
David Bowie Modern Love
Culture Club It's A Miracle
Rolling Stones* Undercover Of The Night
Big Country Wonderland
Slade Run Runaway
Duran Duran New Moon On Monday
Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NOW 2 Various Now That's What I Call Music II(2xLP, Comp) EMI, Virgin NOW 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NOW-2, TC NOW-2, NOW 2 1, NOW 2 2 Various Now That's What I Call Music II(2xCass, Comp) EMI, Virgin, EMI, Virgin, EMI, Virgin, EMI, Virgin NOW-2, TC NOW-2, NOW 2 1, NOW 2 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NOW 2 Various Now That's What I Call Music II(2xLP, Album, Comp, Pre) EMI, Virgin NOW 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NOW 2 Various Now That's What I Call Music II(2xLP, Comp) EMI, Virgin NOW 2 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
SM058-3035 Various Now That's What I Call Music II(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Virgin Video, EMI SM058-3035 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
PM 0019 Various Now That's What I Call Music Video II(VHS, Comp, PAL) The Video Music Collection PM 0019 UK 1984 Sell This Version
LPNOW02 Various Now That's What I Call Music II(2xLP, Comp, RE) Sony Music, Universal Music On Demand LPNOW02 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
CDNOW02, 190759361825 Various Now, That's What I Call Music II(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) Sony Music, Sony Music, Universal Music On Demand, Universal Music On Demand CDNOW02, 190759361825 UK 2019 Sell This Version

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debx_2000

debx_2000

October 17, 2019
referencing Now, That's What I Call Music II, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, CDNOW02, 190759361825
Not really a reissue is it? They can't claim first time on CD as it isn't the same music.
danielbostock86

danielbostock86

May 3, 2019
referencing Now, That's What I Call Music II, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, CDNOW02, 190759361825
I doubt the general public will know or care about different edits being used for this reissue.
nlgbbbblth

nlgbbbblth

April 27, 2019
referencing Now, That's What I Call Music II, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, CDNOW02, 190759361825
Full list of incorrect versions:
Michael Caine - album version
That's Livin' Alright - different take - not the 45
Bird Of Paradise - too long, not the single mix
Relax - Come Fighting instead of the original 7" (Move)
Here Comes The Rain Again - different edit
What Difference Does It Make? - album version not the never-on-CD-before 7" edit
The Politics Of Dancing - shorter edit
Pipes Of Peace - has longer intro
dobbin_the_horse

dobbin_the_horse

April 21, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Now, That's What I Call Music II, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, CDNOW02, 190759361825
With regards different versions, a first listen, given the wrong edits of eurythmics and the smiths which are neither here nor there for me, having the album version of relax is annoying but the incorrect pipes of peace version ruined it completely.
greenwoodgm

greenwoodgm

April 13, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Now, That's What I Call Music II, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, CDNOW02, 190759361825
Just having a look at the durations on itunes and it looks like my guess that they'd get Eurythmics wrong has come true. "Pipes Of Peace" looks like the full album version and not the 7" mix. The Snowy White track looks a bit long too. So that's at least 5 tracks that don't match the original. I'm sure those who buy it will find more :P
nlgbbbblth

nlgbbbblth

April 12, 2019
referencing Now, That's What I Call Music II, 2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, CDNOW02, 190759361825
Wrong versions so far:
Relax - not the 7" mix but the Welcome To The Pleasure Dome album version AKA Come Fighting.
What Difference Does It Make - not the 7" edit but the longer album version that featured on the 12"
smokeycockatiel

smokeycockatiel

August 28, 2018
referencing Now That's What I Call Music II, 2xLP, Album, Comp, Pre, NOW 2
can anyone show mw what ring this has ie the pressing variation
lionel87

lionel87

August 16, 2011
referencing Now That's What I Call Music II, 2xLP, Comp, NOW 2
This is, in my opinion, the very best Now album ever made. The track listing says it all. There is not a bad track on the album unlike Now albums in recent years where I have only liked a handful of tracks on the album.

A timeless classic from the great year of music that was 1984!