- Audio CD (29 Mar. 1999)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: CD
- Label: EMI/Virgin
- ASIN: B00000INL8
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 42 CD
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This compilation takes me back to my little cousin's 5th birthday party in April 1999. I was in second year at high school, and the only things I had to worry about in life were conquering video games on my PS1 and having enough money saved up from my paper round to buy my local football team's latest strip. 'Now 42' serves as a teleportation device back to a simpler time, and pop numbers like Steps' "Better Best Forgotten", Cher's "Believe" and The Corrs' "What Can I Do" - which I disliked as a young music snob - now bring tears to my eyes. There's quite a bit of dross (looking at you, Vengaboys, Cartoons and Mister Oizo), but hey, my trip back to 1999 wouldn't be complete without those vexatious numbers, which conjure up warm, fuzzy memories of youth.
Sentimentality aside, the Disc 2 tracks from Robbie Williams ("Strong"), Fatboy Slim ("Praise You"), Armand Van Helden ("You Don't Know Me"), Sterophonics ("Just Looking"), The Divine Comedy ("National Express"), The Beautiful South ("How Long's a Tear Take to Dry?"), Ladysmith Black Mambazo ("Inkanyezi Nezazi") and Blur ("Tender") remain great tracks. Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away" and the Cardigans' "Erase/Rewind" were catchy radio hits but don't sound quite as potent today, while The All Seeing I's "Walk Like a Panther" is an underappreciated gem, penned by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and delivered with gusto by legendary crooner Tony Christie. Dusty Springfield classic "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" is a delightful bonus, added as a tribute to the recently-passed singer.
Including huge hits from Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away (from the Peugeot ad), Fatboy Slim's Praise You, 98's biggest seller Believe and the Comic Relief single When The Going Gets Tough as well as the song everyone loved Flat Beat by Mister Oizo. This cd is certainly jam packed with hits from start to finish. Taking in all styles with the likes of Armand Van Helden, Stereophonics, Cartoons and the lovely sounding Big Big World by Emilia this is a cd that is sure to please anybody.
The Now collection is a great time line of what the music was like at that year.I'd been collecting the NOW albums and have all but a few. I like the songs on the albums I have I have decided to complete my collect this is why I brought Now 42. I pleased with the Album and will enjoy the songs mixed the other Now Albums in my collection.
I'd recomend to all who like a varied genre of music to try the Now Albums
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excellent cd has described bargain price fast delivery ideal to collectPublished 3 months ago by mark
Great compilation cd, bought as I lost my other so am very pleasedPublished 4 months ago by samsmith376
Brilliant songs that i had once and now i got again and prompt delivery.Published 13 months ago by kaz