Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased

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Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased
Greatest hits album by Steve Perry
Released December 15, 1998, October 3, 2006 (Reissue)
Recorded 1977 - 1994
Genre Rock
Length 71:53
Steve Perry chronology
For the Love of Strange Medicine
(1994)
Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased
(1998)
Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Perry
(2009)
Singles from Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased
  1. "I Stand Alone"
    Released: 1998
  2. "When You're in Love (For the First Time)"
    Released: 1998

Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased is a greatest hits compilation released by American singer/musician Steve Perry in 1998. The album contains hits from his two solo albums Street Talk (1984) and For the Love of Strange Medicine (1994) as well as several previously unreleased tracks from the abandoned solo project Against the Wall, as well as demos, b-sides and collaborations.

Against the Wall was originally going to be Perry's second solo album. It was shelved by a corporate executive during the time when Sony Music bought Columbia Records. This executive was not too sure about the musical direction of the album. Seven of these tracks were later released in 1998 on Perry's Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased album and the others were released as bonus tracks on the 2006 re-issue of For the Love of Strange Medicine. He states in the Greatest Hits booklet that these songs all together should be called "Better Late Than Never."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) From album Length
1. "Oh Sherrie"   Bill Cuomo, Randy Goodrum, Craig Krampf, Perry Street Talk 3:48
2. "Foolish Heart"   Goodrum, Perry Street Talk 3:39
3. "She's Mine"   Goodrum, Perry Street Talk 4:26
4. "Strung Out"   Krampf, Perry, Billy Steele Street Talk 5:54
5. "Go Away"   Cuomo, Goodrum, Perry Street Talk 3:51
6. "When You're in Love (For the First Time)"   Goodrum, Perry Previously unreleased track from Against the Wall 4:08
7. "Against the Wall"   Goodrum, Michael Landau, Perry Previously unreleased track from Against the Wall 4:43
8. "Forever Right or Wrong [Love's Like a River]"   Cuomo, L. Dozier, Goodrum, Randy Jackson, Landau, Larrie Londin, Perry Previously unreleased track from Against the Wall 4:31
9. "Summer of Luv"   Cuomo, Goodrum, Jackson, Landau, Londin, Perry Previously unreleased track from Against the Wall 4:25
10. "Melody"   Goodrum, Perry B-side to Missing You single,[2] from Against the Wall 4:05
11. "Once in a Lifetime, Girl"   Cuomo, Goodrum, Jackson, Landau, Londin, Rick Nowels, Perry Previously unreleased track from Against the Wall 4:52
12. "What Was"   Goodrum, Perry Previously unreleased track from Against the Wall 3:57
13. "You Better Wait"   Perry, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Taylor, Moyes Lucas, John Pierce, George Hawkins For the Love of Strange Medicine 4:51
14. "Missing You"   Perry, Tim Miner For the Love of Strange Medicine 3:48
15. "I Stand Alone"   Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Perry Quest for Camelot Soundtrack 3:42
16. "It Won't Be You (Writing Demo)"   Tony Brock, Adrian Gurvitz, Perry B-side to Missing You single [3] 4:26
17. "If You Need Me, Call Me (Demo)"   Stevey DeLacey, Krampf, Richard Michaels, Perry Previously unreleased track from the Alien Project demo tape 4:24
2006 Re-issue Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) From Album Length
18. "Don't Fight It"   Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Dean Pitchford High Adventure 3:37
  • Tracks 1-5 are from the "Street Talk" Sessions (1984)
  • Tracks 6-12 are from the "Against the Wall" Sessions (1988)
  • Tracks 13, 14 & 16 are from the "For the Love of Strange Medicine" Sessions (1994)
  • Track 15 is from the "Quest for Camelot" Soundtrack (Warner Bros. 1998)
  • Track 17 is from the "Alien Project" Demo tape (1977)

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