Ruby Trax

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Ruby Trax
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 23 November 1992 (1992-11-23)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 156:04
Label New Musical Express
Producer various producers
Singles from Ruby Trax
  1. "Theme from MASH" / "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ruby Trax - The NME's Roaring Forty is a compilation album released by the magazine NME in 1992 to commemorate 40 years of publication. The album features 40 cover versions of classic Number 1 songs by popular bands of the era. It was released in the following formats: three LPs (NME40LP), three CDs (NME40CD) or two cassettes (NME40MC), all having a total of 40 songs.

The album spawned a double A-side single featuring Manic Street Preachers' version of "Suicide Is Painless", which was listed as "Theme from M.A.S.H.", and The Fatima Mansions' take on Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" . The 12" and CD versions of the single included an extra Manic Street Preacher song "Sleeping with the NME". The single peaked at #7 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

All proceeds from the album went to the charity The Spastics Society.

Track listings[edit]

3-CD version[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Coz I Luv You"   Noddy Holder, Jim Lea The Wonder Stuff 3:26
2. "When Will I See You Again?"   Gamble and Huff Billy Bragg 2:59
3. "Little Red Rooster"   Willie Dixon The Jesus and Mary Chain 3:24
4. "Atomic"   Debbie Harry, Jimmy Destri The Mission 5:11
5. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"   Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, Robert John "Mutt" Lange The Fatima Mansions 6:26
6. "Stranger in Paradise"   Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright, George Forrest Saint Etienne 3:25
7. "Cumberland Gap"   traditional The Wedding Present 1:30
8. "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice"   Lucio Battisti, Jack Fishman Aztec Camera / Andy Fairweather-Low 5:22
9. "Show You the Way to Go"   Gamble and Huff Dannii Minogue 4:40
10. "Where Do You Go To My Lovely?"   Peter Sarstedt Welfare Heroine 5:20
11. "Bad Moon Rising"   John Fogerty The Blue Aeroplanes 5:21
12. "Apache"   Jerry Lordan Senseless Things 2:41
13. "Mr. Tambourine Man"   Bob Dylan Teenage Fanclub 2:11
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Another Brick in the Wall"   Roger Waters Carter USM 3:49
2. "Maggie May"   Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton Blur 4:08
3. "Ashes to Ashes"   David Bowie Tears for Fears 4:32
4. "Rock Your Baby"   Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch The House of Love 2:31
5. "I'm a Believer"   Neil Diamond The Frank and Walters 2:42
6. "Shaddap You Face"   Joe Dolce EMF 1:56
7. "Brass in Pocket"   Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott Suede 3:42
8. "Ring My Bell"   Frederick Knight Tori Amos 4:35
9. "Lady Madonna"   Lennon–McCartney Kingmaker 2:04
10. "Like a Prayer"   Madonna, Patrick Leonard Marc Almond 6:10
11. "Don't You Want Me?"   Philip Oakey, Jo Callis, Philip Adrian Wright The Farm 4:09
12. "I've Never Been to Me"   Ron Miller, Kenneth Hirsch Ned's Atomic Dustbin 5:28
13. "My Sweet Lord"   George Harrison Boy George 3:27
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Voodoo Chile"   Jimi Hendrix Jesus Jones 5:15
2. "Sunny Afternoon"   Ray Davies Bob Geldof 3:49
3. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"   Ennio Morricone Johnny Marr & Billy Duffy 4:50
4. "Down Down"   Francis Rossi, Bob Young Cud 3:20
5. "The Legend of Xanadu"   Ken Howard, Alan Blaikley The Fall 3:28
6. "Secret Love"   Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster Sinéad O'Connor 2:53
7. "World without Love"   Lennon–McCartney World Party 3:10
8. "Tainted Love"   Ed Cobb Inspiral Carpets 4:24
9. "Baby Come Back"   Eddy Grant Elektric Music 4:01
10. "The Model"   Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos, Emil Schult Ride 3:49
11. "Vienna"   Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann, Billy Currie Vic Reeves 3:21
12. "Go Now"   Larry Banks, Milton Bennett Tin Machine 4:30
13. "I Feel Love"   Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte Curve 4:25
14. "Suicide Is Painless"   Johnny Mandel, Mike Altman Manic Street Preachers 3:40


  1. ^ Carlson, Dean. "Review: Ruby Trax: The NME's Roaring 40". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2009 (2009-07-26).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Manic Street Preachers/Fatima Mansions - Theme From M*A*S*H/(Everything I Do) I Do It For You". Retrieved 26 July 2009.