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Samizdata quote of the day

But another story provided a fun distraction from all the hard work campaigning for tax cuts: it is the thirtieth anniversary of the first NOW! That’s What I Call Music album. There’s no bigger ‘Now’ fan than our Political Director Jonathan Isaby who has a complete set of all 86 albums! He spoke to Sky News and other TV stations about his collection.

– Matt Sinclair of the TaxPayers’ Alliance provides a little light relief, in the latest TPA mass email. (Link in the quote added.)

9 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • the other rob

    Some of the early albums are now worth quite a bit of money.

    This is, of course, a novel example of tangible goods being a better store of value than fiat currency. Here in Texas, many of us use firearms in the same way. They reliably appreciate in value, doubly so as the Dollar declines.

  • Over here in the US, I remember the old K-tel albums, as well as this classic complication.

    And then there were the Zamfir and Nana Mouskouri commercials. I think they’ve both been put up on Youtube too. 🙂

  • veryretired

    We used to get some of those “now” cd’s for the kids to play when they were in grade school, but never considered them to be serious as music.

    A harmless novelty.

  • The Sanity Inspector

    I have a lp of the first UK NTWICM release around here someplace. It’s a nice souvenir of both my radio deejay days and a trip to London I took back then.

  • Westerlyman

    I have always considered compilation albums to be aimed at people who are too lazy to be discerning about what they listen to. Most of what passes for popular music is soulless trash. Years ago I was given NOW 13 on a cassette and it was immediately consigned to the bin. I could not care how much some idiots are paying for these things, to me they are worthless. You have to set some standards you know.

  • bloke in spain

    A homage to battered cardboard boxes in charity & junk shops everywhere.

  • Mr Ed

    Gottlieb Mozart, now that’s what I call music.

  • Runcie Balspune

    I have NOW 17 and 20 onwards.

  • Telboy

    You’re all bloody barking.
    Lovable, but barking.