Music News: The 3,152 edition of the long-running Now Thatâ€™s What I Call Music! series has been released, to almost universal acclaim from music fans and the recording industry.
â€śSometimes we think the future of our label is pretty bleak,â€ť said a spokesman for EMI records. â€śThen a new Now! album comes out and turns around the entire fortune of the music industry. Thank God people are still buying these compilations.â€ť
Now! fans have reportedly been queueing outside record shops for over 48 hours before the release.
â€śMy father religiously bought the Now! compilations, as did his father before him. Itâ€™s a family tradition that Iâ€™m proud to be part of,â€ť said music fan Donald Sutherland.
â€śIâ€™ve been camped outside this branch of HMV for the last couple of nights. Iâ€™m pretty sure some people in the queue have died from exposure, but itâ€™s a risk Iâ€™m happy to take. Itâ€™s the only top 40 compilation Iâ€™m willing to die for. â€ť
Story+Image: Simon Swatman