Ballads - The Love Song Collection

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Ballads - The Love Song Collection
Greatest hits album by Boyzone
Released 17 March 2003
Recorded 1994-1999
Genre Pop
Label Universal
Producer Mike Mangini, Trevor Steel, Carl Sturken, Nigel Wright, Absolute, Jim Steinman, Ian Curnow, Mark Hudson
Boyzone chronology
By Request
(1999)
Ballads - The Love Song Collection
(2003)
Key to My Life: Collection
(2006)

Ballads - The Love Song Collection is the second compilation album released by Irish boyband Boyzone. The album contains a selection of material recorded between 1994–1999, as well as the previously unreleased recording, "Your Song". The album was released on 17 March 2003, under Universal Records. The album was certified Gold in the UK. Asian copies of the album also came packaged with a bonus VCD, which includes a selection of the group's music videos, alongside the previously unreleased video for "And I" selling 150,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

  • United Kingdom
  1. "No Matter What" - 4:33
  2. "I Love the Way You Love Me" - 3:47
  3. "Everyday I Love You" - 3:30
  4. "Baby Can I Hold You" - 3:13
  5. "Words" - 4:01
  6. "Mystical Experience" - 4:09
  7. "All That I Need" - 3:39
  8. "Coming Home Now" - 3:44
  9. "Father And Son" - 2:47
  10. "Ben" - 2:47
  11. "Love Me for a Reason" - 3:38
  12. "Isn't It a Wonder" - 3:44
  13. "Paradise" - 3:32
  14. "You Needed Me" - 3:28
  15. "Don't Stop Looking For Love" - 4:19
  16. "Key to My Life" - 3:48
  17. "And I" - 4:02
  18. "Your Song" - 4:00
  19. "No Matter What" (Video) - 4:33
  • United States
  1. "And I" - 4:02
  2. "Your Song" - 4:00
  3. "No Matter What" - 4:33
  4. "I Love the Way You Love Me" - 3:47
  5. "Everyday I Love You" - 3:30
  6. "Baby Can I Hold You" - 3:13
  7. "Words" - 4:01
  8. "Mystical Experience" - 4:09
  9. "All That I Need" - 3:39
  10. "Coming Home Now" - 3:44
  11. "Father And Son" - 2:47
  12. "Ben" - 2:47
  13. "Love Me for a Reason" - 3:38
  14. "Isn't It a Wonder" - 3:44
  15. "Paradise" - 3:32
  16. "You Needed Me" - 3:28
  17. "Don't Stop Looking For Love" - 4:19
  18. "Key to My Life" - 3:48
  19. "Should Be Missing You Now" - 3:46
  • Asia
Disc One
  1. "And I" - 4:02
  2. "Your Song" - 4:00
  3. "No Matter What" - 4:33
  4. "I Love the Way You Love Me" - 3:47
  5. "Everyday I Love You" - 3:30
  6. "Baby Can I Hold You" - 3:13
  7. "Words" - 4:01
  8. "Mystical Experience" - 4:09
  9. "All That I Need" - 3:39
  10. "Coming Home Now" - 3:44
  11. "Father And Son" - 2:47
  12. "Ben" - 2:47
  13. "Love Me for a Reason" - 3:38
  14. "Isn't It a Wonder" - 3:44
  15. "Paradise" - 3:32
  16. "You Needed Me" - 3:28
  17. "Don't Stop Looking For Love" - 4:19
  18. "Key to My Life" - 3:48
  19. "Greetings & Message From Boyzone" / "Should Be Missing You Now" - 6:48 (Hidden Track)
Disc Two
  1. "And I" (Video)
  2. "Everyday I Love You" (Video)
  3. "Love Me for a Reason" (Video)
  4. "Words" (Video)
  5. "No Matter What" (Video)
  6. "1998 Interview"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003)[1][2] Peak
position
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[3] 5
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 63
Irish Albums (IRMA) 50
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 88
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 6
UK Albums (Official Charts Company) 6

Credits[edit]

  • Boyzone – Vocals
  • Mike Mangini – Guitar, Producer
  • James McNally – Accordion, Whistle
  • Ann Morfee – Violin
  • Steve Morris – Violin
  • Tessa Niles – Background Vocals
  • Graeme Perkins – Organizer
  • Audrey Riley – Cello
  • Trevor SteelProgramming, Producer
  • Miriam Stockley – Background Vocals
  • Carl Sturken – Arranger, Producer
  • Philip Todd – Saxophone
  • Peter-John Vettese – Keyboards
  • Warren Wiebe – Background Vocals
  • Gavyn Wright – String Director
  • Nigel Wright – Keyboards, Producer
  • Guy Baker – Trumpet
  • Clare Finnimore – Viola
  • Matt Howe – Mix engineer
  • Gillian Kent – Violin
  • Michael Hart Thompson – Guitar
  • Jeremy Wheatley – Mix engineer
  • Andy Caine – Background Vocals
  • Clare Thompson – Violin
  • Bruce White – Viola
  • John Matthews – Background Vocals
  • Andy Earl – Photography
  • Alex Black – Assistant Engineer
  • Tim Willis – Assistant Engineer
  • Ben Allen – Guitar
  • John R. Angier – Keyboards
  • Emma Black – Cello
  • Deborah Widdup – Violin
  • Nastee – DJ
  • Anna Hemery – Violin
  • Wayne Hector – Background Vocals, Vocal Arrangement
  • Yvonne John Lewis – Background Vocals
  • Absolute – Producer, Mix engineer
  • Richard George – Violin
  • Skoti-Alain Elliot – Bass, Programming, Track Engineer
  • Laura Melhuish – Violin
  • Orla Quirke – Design, Direction
  • Jim Steinman – Producer, Executive Producer
  • Paul Martin – Viola
  • Tracie Ackerman – Background Vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – Mix engineer
  • Andy Bradfield – Remixing
  • Nick Cooper – Cello
  • Ian Curnow – Producer
  • Danny G. – Keyboards
  • Sue Dench – Viola
  • Andy Duncan – Drums
  • Simon Franglen – Keyboards, Engineer, Programming
  • Scott Gordon – Vocal Engineer
  • Mark Hudson – Vocal Arrangement, Vocal Producer
  • Eric Lijestrand – Digital Editing
  • Steve Lipson – Bass, Producer, Programming, Mandolin

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