Greatest Hits (Bonnie Tyler 2001 album)
|Compilation album by Bonnie Tyler|
|Released||September 14, 2001|
|Label||Sanctuary Records, Sony|
|Bonnie Tyler chronology|
Greatest Hits compilation album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was released on 14 September 2001 by Sanctuary Records. The album features Tyler's major career hits and one of her latest recordings from the time, "Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts".
Greatest Hits became a substantial hit in several European countries, and was certified Platinum by the IFPI Norway. It received a positive review from AllMusic and is among Tyler's best-selling compilation albums.
"That was the last shot of the day. The record company wanted a picture of me lying on the floor with my hair all over the place. I don't think the photographer thought it was a very good idea, or myself, until the last roll of the day. We did this shot, and I laid on the floor on top of this satin sheet, and then he got on a ladder and just took the pictures... ...Ends up on the front cover."—Bonnie Tyler interviewed by Jonathan Ross
The album includes one of Tyler's latest recordings from the time of release, "Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts". The song was written by Jim Steinman and Andrew Lloyd Webber and originally recorded for the concept album for the 1996 musical Whistle Down The Wind. Tyler performed the song live at Webber's 50th birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 1998.
Greatest Hits was given three and a half stars out of five from AllMusic. They stated that, "As long as it has "Total Eclipse of the Heart," "It's a Heartache," "Faster Than the Speed of Night," and "Holding out for A Hero" on it, any Bonnie Tyler compilation is going to earn a few stars, and this collection from Sanctuary is no exception."
|1.||"Total Eclipse of the Heart"||Jim Steinman||4:25|
|2.||"It's a Heartache"||Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe||3:30|
|3.||"Holding Out for a Hero"||Steinman||5:50|
|4.||"Lost in France"||Scott, Wolfe||3:50|
|5.||"Faster Than the Speed of Night"||Steinman||6:45|
|6.||"(The World Is Full of) Married Men"||Dominic Bugatti, Frank Muske||4:00|
|7.||"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"||John Fogerty||4:10|
|8.||"More than a Lover"||Scott, Wolfe||4:16|
|9.||"A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)"||Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, Luchi de Jesus||2:53|
|10.||"Goodbye to the Island"||Scott, Wolfe||3:47|
|11.||"Loving You's A Dirty Job (But Somebody's Gotta Do It)"||Steinman||7:47|
|12.||"Straight from the Heart"||Bryan Adams||3:35|
|14.||"Piece of My Heart"||Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns||3:59|
|15.||"Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All)"||Steinman||7:52|
|16.||"My Guns Are Loaded"||Scott, Wolfe||3:47|
|17.||"Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts"||Steinman, Andrew Lloyd Webber||5:20|
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||5|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||6|
|French Albums (SNEP)||6|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||2|
|Portuguese Albums (AFP)||15|
|Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)||20|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||9|
|UK Albums (OCC)||18|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Platinum||50,000*|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Management – David Aspden
- Mastering – Andy Pearce
- Allmusic album review. Retrieved 8 April 2013
- "Greatest Hits" CD booklet, Sanctuary Records, 2001
- "Free Spirit" CD booklet, Atlantic Records, 1995
- Bonnie Tyler - Interview - Jonathan Ross (2001) on YouTube. Retrieved 8 April 2013
- Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration on Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 8 April 2013
- Monger, James Christopher. "Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits [Sanctuary] – Album Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler: The Greatest Hits" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler – The Greatest Hits". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Bonnie Tyler | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
- "French album certifications – Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Norwegian album certifications – Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "Spanish album certifications – Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "British album certifications – Bonnie Tyler – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 August 2014. Enter Greatest Hits in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go