Greatest Hits (The Human League album)

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The Human League Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by The Human League
Released November 1988 & November 1995
Recorded 1978-1995
Genre Synthpop, electronic, new wave
Label Virgin Records
Producer Various
The Human League chronology
Crash
(1986)
Greatest Hits
(1988)
Romantic?
(1990)
The Human League chronology
Octopus
(1995)
Greatest Hits
(1995)
Secrets
(2001)
Greatest Hits 1995 cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (1988) 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1988) B+[2]
Allmusic (1996) 3/5 stars[3]

Human League Greatest Hits is a compilation album released by British synthpop band The Human League. It was released by Virgin Records in 1988 and contained 13 singles released by the band, spanning from their debut single (1978's "Being Boiled") to their most recent album at the time (Crash, 1986) plus Philip Oakey's collaboration with Giorgio Moroder "Together In Electric Dreams". The album reached no.3 in the UK.

In November 1995, to cash in on the band's renewed success at that time, Virgin repackaged the hits collection with a new cover and added newer tracks: "Tell Me When" (from the Octopus album) and a new remix of the band's biggest hit "Don't You Want Me" by German-American electronic music group Snap!. In addition to this, a brand new track, "Stay with Me Tonight", was included which the band had recorded under their new recording contract with EastWest Records. This would later be released as a single.

Track listing 1988 album[edit]

(Virgin HLCD1 - 2593555-222)

  1. "Mirror Man" (Burden, Callis, Oakey) – 3:49
  2. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Callis, Oakey) – 3:43
  3. "The Sound of the Crowd" (Burden, Oakey) – 3:56
  4. "The Lebanon" (Callis, Oakey) – 3:43
  5. "Human" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) – 3:46
  6. "Together In Electric Dreams" (Moroder, Oakey) – 3:53
  7. "Don't You Want Me" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) – 3:57
  8. "Being Boiled" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) – 3:38
  9. "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (Burden, Oakey) – 3:50
  10. "Louise" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) – 4:55
  11. "Open Your Heart" (Callis, Oakey) – 3:55
  12. "Love Is All That Matters" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) – 4:06
  13. "Life On Your Own" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) – 4:05

The Chilean cassette release (EMI Odeón Chilena - Virgin 105575), and the North American CD release (A & M Records - 7502152272) dropped the track "Together in Electric Dreams".

Track listing 1995 album[edit]

(Virgin CDV 2792 - 724384094621)

  1. "Don't You Want Me" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) (1981) – 3:59
  2. "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (Burden, Oakey) (1981) – 3:52
  3. "Mirror Man" (Burden, Callis, Oakey) (1982) – 3:52
  4. "Tell Me When" (Beckett, Oakey) (1994) - 4:43
  5. "Stay with Me Tonight" (Oakey, Stanley) (1995) - 4:01
  6. "Open Your Heart" (Callis, Oakey) (1981) – 3:56
  7. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Callis, Oakey) (1983) – 3:45
  8. "The Sound of the Crowd" (Burden, Oakey) (1981) – 3:57
  9. "Being Boiled" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) (1978) – 3:39
  10. "The Lebanon" (Callis, Oakey) (1984) – 3:43
  11. "Love Is All That Matters" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) (1987) – 4:06
  12. "Louise" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) (1984) – 4:57
  13. "Life On Your Own" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) (1984) – 4:05
  14. "Together In Electric Dreams" (Moroder, Oakey) (1984) – 3:53
  15. "Human" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) (1986) – 3:49
  16. "Don't You Want Me" (Snap 7" Remix) (1995) - 3:58

Video release[edit]

To accompany each album Virgin also released a VHS video tape compilation of the music videos of the tracks on each album album

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