Greatest Hits (Take That album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Take That
Released 4 March 1996 (1996-03-04)
(see Release history)
Recorded 1990–1996
Genre Pop
Length 71:46
Label RCA
Producer Gary Barlow, Cary Baylis, Mark Beswick, Duncan Bridgeman, Brothers in Rhythm, Billy Griffin, Peter Hammond, Ray Hedges, David James Jr, P. Jervier, S. Jervier, Eliot Kennedy, Ian Levine, Andrew Livingstone, Joey Negro, Chris Porter, Jim Steinman, J. Wales, Nigel Wright
Take That chronology
Nobody Else
(1995)
Greatest Hits
(1996)
Never Forget – The Ultimate Collection
(2005)
Singles from Greatest Hits
  1. "How Deep Is Your Love"
    Released: 26 February 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation album released by British boy band Take That. It has sold 5 million copies to date worldwide.

Background[edit]

Following the departure of Robbie Williams, Take That started touring as a four-piece until they planning to split on 13 February 1996. The greatest hits compilation was released by RCA Records on 4 March 1996, and contained their final single, cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love", which became their final number one hit on the UK Singles Chart before their reunion in 2005. The album reached number one in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Austria, Denmark and Holland. The compilation was again re-released in 1998 and 2004. The album was the 8th best selling of 1996 in the UK, and has been certified as 3x Platinum in the UK.[2] The album re-entered the Irish albums chart after Take That performed the Irish leg of their Circus Tour on 13 June 2009, in Dublin. The album also returned on the Danish album charts in 2011 at number eleven after the bands Danish leg of their Progress Live tour.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Album (74321 355582)[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "How Deep Is Your Love" (Previously unreleased) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb Take That, Chris Porter 3:41
2. "Never Forget" (from Nobody Else) Gary Barlow Brothers in Rhythm, Dave James, Jim Steinman 6:24
3. "Back for Good" (from Nobody Else) Gary Barlow Gary Barlow, Chris Porter 4:01
4. "Sure" (from Nobody Else) Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams Brothers in Rhythm, Gary Barlow 4:30
5. "Love Ain't Here Anymore" (from Everything Changes) Gary Barlow Jonathan Wales, Paul Jervier, Steve Jervier 3:49
6. "Everything Changes" (from Everything Changes) Gary Barlow, Cary Baylis, Eliot Kennedy, Mike Ward Eliot Kennedy, Mike Ward 3:33
7. "Babe" (from Everything Changes) Gary Barlow Jonathan Wales, Paul Jervier, Steve Jervier 4:55
8. "Relight My Fire" (from Everything Changes) Dan Hartman Joey Negro, Andrew Livingstone 4:06
9. "Pray" (from Everything Changes) Gary Barlow Jonathan Wales, Paul Jervier, Steve Jervier 3:43
10. "Why Can't I Wake Up with You" (from Everything Changes) Gary Barlow Jonathan Wales, Paul Jervier, Steve Jervier 3:37
11. "Could It Be Magic" (from Take That & Party) Barry Manilow, Adrienne Anderson The Rapino Brothers 4:28
12. "A Million Love Songs" (from Take That & Party) Gary Barlow Billy Griffin, Ian Levine 3:52
13. "I Found Heaven" (from Take That & Party) Billy Griffin, Ian Levine Billy Griffin, Ian Levine 4:01
14. "It Only Takes a Minute" (from Take That & Party) Denis Lambert, Brian Potter Nigel Wright 3:46
15. "Once You've Tasted Love" (from Take That & Party) Gary Barlow Duncan Bridgeman 3:43
16. "Promises" (from Take That & Party) Gary Barlow, Graham Stack Pete Hammond 3:46
17. "Do What U Like" (Remix) Gary Barlow, Ray Hedges Graham Stack 3:07
18. "Love Ain't Here Anymore" (US Version (from Everything Changes) Gary Barlow Chris Porter 4:07

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Falling into You" by Celine Dion
Austrian albums chart
14 April 1996 – 26 May 1996 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Leben" by "Brunner & Brunner"
Preceded by
"Unspoiled Monsters" by Sort Sol
Danish Albums Chart – Number-one hits of 1996
27 April 1996 – 18 May 1996 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette
Preceded by
"Falling Into You" by Celine Dion
Dutch Albums Chart Number-one hits of 1996
13 April 1996 – 4 May 1996 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Falling Into You" by Celine Dion
Preceded by
"Falling Into You" by Celine Dion
Eurochart Hot 100 number one album
20 April 1996 – 18 May 1996 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"To the Faithful Departed" by The Cranberries
Preceded by
"Sechsundneunzig" by Peter Maffay
German number one album
13 April 1996 – 25 May 1996 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Backstreet Boys" by Backstreet Boys
Preceded by
"(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" by Oasis
Irish Albums Chart
13 April 1996 – 11 May 1996 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette
Preceded by
"Mercury Falling" by Sting
Italian albums Chart
20 April 1996 – 27 April 1996 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Eat the phikis" by Elio e le Storie Tese
Preceded by
"Golden Heart" by The Mark Knopfler
Spanish Albums Chart
11 May 1996 – 25 May 1996 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Older" by George Michael
Preceded by
Anthology 2 by The Beatles
UK number one album
6 April 1996 – 3 May 1996 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Cat. No
United Kingdom 1 March 1996 (1996-03-01) RCA 82876748522[40]
Europe BMG B00000JSPE [41]
Japan 3 April 1996 (1996-04-03) BMG BVCP-926[42]
America 1 December 1998 (1998-12-01) RCA B00000JSPE [43]

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