For those of you anxiously counting down the days until The New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys come to your town with the NKOTBSB Tour, the commemorative tour compilation due out next month has a track list.
The NKOTBSB disc was constructed by voting fans, who selected the top five songs from each group (the catalogues of which are both conveniently housed under the Sony banner). The nostalgia of fans has a very strict time limit for each group; four of the five NKOTB tracks stemmed from the group’s Hangin’ Tough album in 1988, while another came from follow up Step by Step in 1990. Likewise, all but two of the BSB tracks could be found in the U.S. on the group’s 1997 self-titled album; the remainders came from 1999’s Millennium.
As for the extra content, two new tracks will be featured – “All in My Head” and current single “Don’t Turn Out the Lights” – along with a newly-created mashup of the group’s biggest hits. Liner notes include new photographs and personal messages from each band over 16 pages, plus a tour poster.
NKOTBSB streets on May 24. Those who pre-order directly from Sony get an instant download of “Don’t Turn Out the Lights.” Hit the jump to read the track list!
NKOTBSB, NKOTBSB (Columbia/Legacy 88697 89740-2, 2011)
- Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
- I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
- You Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids on the Block
- Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
- Please Don’t Go Girl – New Kids on the Block
- As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys
- Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block
- Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
- I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) – New Kids on the Block
- Quit Playing Games (with My Heart) – Backstreet Boys
- All in My Head – NKOTBSB
- Don’t Turn Out the Lights – NKOTBSB
- NKOTBSB Mash Up
Track 1 from Step by Step (Columbia, 1990)
Tracks 2 and 8 from Millennium (Jive, 1999)
Tracks 3, 5, 7 and 9 from Hangin’ Tough (Columbia, 1988)
Tracks 4 and 6 from Backstreet’s Back (Jive (EU), 1997) / Backstreet Boys (Jive (U.S.), 1997)
Track 10 from Backstreet Boys (Jive (EU), 1996) / Backstreet Boys (Jive (U.S.), 1997)
Tracks 11-13 are new tracks