Album: Now That's What I Call Music 15
Artist: various artists
1989 EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Records Ltd./Polygram

Produced by Queen/David Richards (1), Stephen Lipson/Trevor Horn (2), Cox/Steele/Gift (3), Andy Richards/Steve Lovell (4), Duncan Bridgeman (5), Chris Thomas (6), Clarance Ofwerman (7), Rupert Hine (8), Paul McCartney/Mitchell Froom/Neil Dorfsman (9), Stock/Aitken/Waterman (10), Mike Hedges (11), Steve Lilywhite (12), Danny Wilson/Fred De Fay (13), Glenn Skinner (14), Goldberg/Blandolillo/Kane/Kane (15), Cliff Richard (16), Jazzie B/Nellee Hooper (17), Booga Bear/The Bubble Bunch (18), LA/Babyface (19), Kevin Saunderson (20), Dancin' Danny D (21), Lou Pace (22), Narada Michael Walden (23), Michael Masser (24), Trevor Horn (25), Andy Pickles/Les Hemstock (26), Paul Staveley O'Duffy (27), Tony Swain/Steve Jolley (28), Prince Paul (29), Norman Cook (30), Double Trouble/The Rebel MC (31), Robert Smith/Dave Allen (32)
Compiled by Ashley Abram
Cover design and artwork: Quick on the Draw

(P) 1987 (6), 1988 (7, 14, 15), 1989 (1-5, 8-13, 16-21, 23-32)

Disc 1
1. Queen: I Want It All [Queen] (4:04) from The Miracle
2. Simple Minds: Kick It In [Simple Minds] (4:23) from Street Fighting Years
3. Fine Young Cannibals: Good Thing [Steele/Gift] (3:25) from The Raw and the Cooked
4. Holly Johnson: Americanos [Johnson] (3:37) from Blast
5. Transvision Vamp: Baby I Don't Care [NC Sayer] (3:59) from Velveteen
6. INXS: Mystify [A Farriss/M Hutchence] (3:20) from Kick
7. Roxette: The Look [Gessle] (3:59) from Look Sharp!
8. Stevie Nicks: Rooms on Fire [Nicks/Hine] (4:26) from The Other Side of the Mirror
9. Paul McCartney: My Brave Face [McCartney/MacManus] (3:18) from Flowers in the Dirt
10. Gerry Marsden/Paul McCartney/Holly Johnson and The Christians: Ferry 'Cross the Mersey [Marsden] (4:02)
11. The Beautiful South: Song for Whoever [Heaton/Rotheray] (4:06)
12. Kirsty MacColl: Days [Raymond D Davies] (3:01) from Kite
13. Danny Wilson: The Second Summer of Love [Gary Clark] (2:46) from Bebop Moptop
14. Waterfront: Cry [Cilla/Duffy] (3:54) from Waterfront
15. Hue and Cry: Violently [P Kane/G Kane] (4:07) from Remote
16. Cliff Richard: The Best of Me [Lubbock/Marx/Foster] (4:12)

Disc 2
17. Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler: Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) [Romeo/Wheeler/Law/Hooper] from Club Classics Vol 1
18. Neneh Cherry: Manchild [Cherry/McVey/Delnaja] from Raw Like Sushi
19. Bobby Brown: Every Little Step [LA Reid/Babyface] from Don't be Cruel
20. Inner City: Do You Love What You Feel [Saunderson/P Grey] from Paradise
21. D-Mob feat. LRS: It is Time to Get Funky [D Poku/C Coulson/B Reynolds/C Scarlett] from A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
22. Donna Allen: Joy and Pain [Frankie Beverly]
23. Gladys Knight: Licence to Kill [Walden/J Cohen/W Afanasieff] from Licence to Kill
24. Natalie Cole: Miss You Like Crazy [Masser/G Goffin/P Glass] from Good to be Back
25. Pet Shop Boys: It's Alright [Sterling Void] from Introspective
26. Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers: Swing the Mood [various]
27. Swing Out Sister: You on My Mind [Connell/Drewery/O'Duffy] from Kaleidoscope World
28. Bananarama: Cruel Summer '89 [Jolley/Swain/Bananarama]
29. De la Soul: Say No Go [JP Huston/K Mercer/D Jollcoeur/V Mason/S Scipio/D Hall/J Oates/S Allen] from 3 Feet High and Rising
30. Norman Cook & MC Wildski: Blame It on the Bassline [Cook/Jackson/Jackson/Krohn]
31. Double Trouble and the Rebel MC: Just Keep Rockin' [L Guest/M Menson/M West/Johnson]
32. The Cure: Lullaby [Smith/Gallup/Williams/O'Donnell/Thompson/Tolhurs] from Disintegration

Notes: The UK's hugely successful Now... series (the idea was later exported to the US) brought together the hits of the day. Two Trevor Horn (co-)productions are featured here. (Horn also worked on other tracks on the album Flowers in the Dirt, but not the one chosen from the album for inclusion here, "My Brave Face".) (HP, 2 Apr 06)

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