Singles (Alison Moyet album)

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Singles
Greatest hits album by Alison Moyet
Released 27 June 1995 (1995-06-27)
Recorded 1982–1995
Genre Pop
Length 74:46 (Germany: 73:06)
Label Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment
Alison Moyet chronology
Essex
(1994)
Singles
(1995)
The Essential Alison Moyet
(2001)
Alternative cover
Re-release, two-disc set

Singles is the greatest hits album of singer Alison Moyet, released in 1995. The album includes two previously unreleased tracks, Moyet's version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Solid Wood", as well as a number of hits from the singer's stint in 1980s electro-pop band Yazoo.

The album was re-released by Sony the following year as a two-disc set, Singles/Live, the second disc being a live recording of Alison on tour, again in 2000 as a one-disc set under the title Best of The Best – Gold and a third time in 2001 as The Essential Alison Moyet with a slightly revised tracklisting.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
  1. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Maccoll) – 3:19
    • Previously unreleased
  2. "Only You" (Clarke) – 3:12
  3. "Nobody's Diary" (Moyet) – 4:31
  4. "Winter Kills" (Clarke, Moyet) – 4:04
  5. "Love Resurrection" (Jolley, Moyet, Swain) – 3:52
    • From 1984 album Alf
  6. "All Cried Out" (7" Edit) (Jolley, Moyet, Swain) – 3:42
    • From 1984 album Alf
  7. "Invisible" (Lamont Dozier) – 4:08
    • From 1984 album Alf
  8. "That Ole Devil Called Love" (Fisher, Roberts) – 3:05
    • 1985 non-album single
  9. "Is This Love?" (Guiot, Moyet) – 4:01
  10. "Weak in the Presence of Beauty" (Michael Ward, Robert E. Clarke ) – 3:33
  11. "Ordinary Girl" (7" Edit) (Bailey, Driscoll, Moyet) – 3:08
  12. "Love Letters" (Heyman, Young) – 2:51
    • 1987 non-album single
  13. "It Won't Be Long" (Glenister, Moyet) – 4:09
  14. "Wishing You Were Here" (Glenister, Moyet) – 3:58
  15. "This House" (Moyet) – 3:55
  16. "Falling" (Glenister, Moyet) – 3:39
  17. "Whispering Your Name" (Single Mix) (Shear) – 3:49
  18. "Getting into Something" (Glenister, Moyet) – 4:15
  19. "Ode to Boy II" (Moyet) – 2:57
  20. "Solid Wood" (Moyet) – 4:38
    • Previously unreleased

Production[edit]

  • Pete Glenister – producer (tracks: 1, 13, 14, 19)
  • Mark Saunders – producer (track: 1)
  • Eric Radcliffe – producer (tracks 2–4)
  • Yazoo – producers (tracks 2–4)
  • Steve Jolley – producer (tracks: 5–7)
  • Tony Swain – producer (tracks: 5–7)
  • Pete Wingfield – producer (track: 8)
  • Jimmy Iovine – producer (tracks: 9-11)
  • Manu Guiot – producer (track: 9)
  • Steve Brown – producer (track: 12)
  • Dave Dix – producer (track: 15)
  • Ian Broudie – producer (tracks: 16–18)

Tracklisting Live (1996)[edit]

  1. "Getting into Something" (Glenister, Moyet) – 5:16
  2. "Chain of Fools" (Covay) – 5:05
  3. "Love Letters" (Heyman, Young) – 4:43
  4. "All Cried Out" (Jolley, Moyet, Swain) – 4:08
  5. "Dorothy" (Glenister, Moyet) – 3:24
  6. "Falling" (Glenister, Moyet) – 3:44
  7. "Ode to Boy" (Moyet) – 3:07
  8. "Is This Love?" (Guiot, Moyet) – 3:59
  9. "Nobody's Diary" (Moyet) – 4:30
  10. "Whispering Your Name" (Shear) – 3:53
  11. "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" (Casey, Jacobs) – 3:05
  • Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London and The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.

Non-album tracks, Singles era[edit]

  • "Blue" 2:53
  • "First Time (Are You Sure It's Your...)" (Remix of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face") – 4:11
  • "Our Colander Eyes" – 4:21 (withdrawn 1996 single)

References[edit]

Preceded by
Stanley Road by Paul Weller
UK number one album
3 June 1995 – 9 June 1995
Succeeded by
Pulse by Pink Floyd