I’m so excited! We recently picked up this first volume of ‘Now That’s What I call Music’ from 1983. The double album looks very different to the latest incarnations here
It seems that 90 albums ago the design was like this:
Of course, it doesn’t say Volume One on the cover – perhaps they only imagined it as a one off? There are also no images of pigs with sunglasses which I swear was once the logo for this series.
The double album was in great condition and there are some real gems. It appears that 1983 was a great year for music: Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon, Duran Duran’s Is There Something I Should Know?, Human League’s (Keep Feeling) Fascination, The Cure’s Love Cats – and two of my personal favourites: Heaven 17’s Temptation (which is played every year at our 80s party and gets everyone on the dancefloor) and Simple Minds’ Waterfront.
We picked the album up for £3.99 at our local Oxfam store but I’ve seen it for sale for £20 on e-bay – not that I would part with this piece of 80s history!