Greatest Hits (Smokie album)

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Greatest Hits
Compilation album by Smokie
Released April 1977
Recorded 1975-1977
Genre Soft rock, glam rock, pop rock
Length 33:22
Label RAK
Producer Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Smokie chronology
Midnight Café
(1976)
Greatest Hits
(1977)
Bright Lights & Back Alleys
(1977)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by British rock band Smokie, released in April 1977. It contains all eight of the band's singles up to that date. All but one of the tracks ("Back to Bradford") were written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.

The album was a commercial success throughout Europe. It reached No. 6 in the UK Albums Chart, spending five months there[1] and ultimately gaining a Silver status in Britain.[2] The record topped the charts in several European countries, including Germany, Austria, Sweden and Norway.

Greatest Hits was never officially released on CD.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, except "Back to Bradford" written by Chris Norman and Pete Spencer.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Lay Back in the Arms of Someone (released as a single in February 1977)"   4:07
2. "Something's Been Making Me Blue (from Midnight Café, 1976)"   3:00
3. "If You Think You Know How to Love Me (from Changing All the Time, 1975)"   3:26
4. "Pass It Around (from Pass It Around, 1975)"   3:07
5. "I'll Meet You at Midnight (from Midnight Café, 1976)"   3:16
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Living Next Door to Alice (released as a single in December 1976)"   3:27
7. "Changing All the Time (from Changing All the Time, 1975)"   3:24
8. "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me (from Changing All the Time, 1975)"   3:17
9. "Back to Bradford (from Changing All the Time, 1975)"   2:42
10. "Wild Wild Angels (from Midnight Café, 1976)"   3:36
Total length:
33:22

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Mike Chapman in association with Nicky Chinn for Chinnichap
  • Engineered by Pete Coleman
  • Sleeve design by Ray Kyte
  • Photography – Gered Mankowitz

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 UK Albums Chart 6[1]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[4] 1× gold 20,000[4]
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver[2]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Smokie chart positions in the UK". The Official Charts Company. 
  2. ^ a b "BPI's certified awards search". BPI. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Smokie discography 1975-1982". 
  4. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits: