The Best of Keane

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The Best of Keane
Greatest hits album by Keane
Released 11 November 2013
Recorded July 2001 – January 2012
Genre Alternative rock, synthpop, Britpop, piano rock
Label Island Records
Keane chronology
Strangeland
(2012)
The Best of Keane
(2013)
Singles from The Best of Keane
  1. "Higher Than the Sun"
    Released: 28 September 2013
  2. "Won't Be Broken"
    Released: 20 January 2014

The Best of Keane is the first official compilation album by British group Keane.[1] It was released on 11 November 2013 through Island Records. The album contains greatest hits from the band's four studio albums, Hopes and Fears, Under the Iron Sea, Perfect Symmetry and Strangeland, "My Shadow" from the Night Train EP, plus two new songs: "Higher Than the Sun" and "Won't Be Broken", written during the Strangeland era. The deluxe version of the album includes a second disc with singles B-sides, and a previously-unreleased track, titled "Russian Farmer's Song".

Background[edit]

The purpose of the compilation album is to celebrate the first 10 years of Keane's career, which began with the release of their first commercial single with Fierce Panda Records, "Everybody's Changing", in 2003. It is the first compilation album ever released by the band.

Promotion[edit]

The album is promoted by the single "Higher Than the Sun",[2] which first aired on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 show on 27 September 2013, and was released digitally on 28 September 2013.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No. Title Originally from Length
1. "Everybody's Changing"   Hopes and Fears 3:35
2. "Somewhere Only We Know"   Hopes and Fears 3:55
3. "Bend and Break"   Hopes and Fears 3:38
4. "Bedshaped"   Hopes and Fears 4:35
5. "This Is the Last Time"   Hopes and Fears 3:27
6. "Atlantic"   Under the Iron Sea 4:10
7. "Is It Any Wonder?"   Under the Iron Sea 3:05
8. "Nothing in My Way"   Under the Iron Sea 3:59
9. "Hamburg Song"   Under the Iron Sea 4:37
10. "Crystal Ball"   Under the Iron Sea 3:53
11. "A Bad Dream"   Under the Iron Sea 5:02
12. "Try Again"   Under the Iron Sea 4:27
13. "Spiralling" (Radio Edit) Perfect Symmetry 3:24
14. "Perfect Symmetry"   Perfect Symmetry 5:11
15. "My Shadow"   Night Train 4:49
16. "Silenced by the Night"   Strangeland 3:16
17. "Disconnected"   Strangeland 3:56
18. "Sovereign Light Café" (Radio Edit) Strangeland 3:28
19. "Higher Than the Sun"   New song 3:21
20. "Won't Be Broken"   New song 3:42

Charts[edit]

Charts (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 10
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 13
Irish Albums (IRMA)[7] 21
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[8] 17
Scottish Albums (OCC)[9] 9
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[10] 24
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 66
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^
Summaries

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best of Keane - out November 11th!". Keanemusic.com. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Higher Than The Sun to be new single". Keanemusic.com. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hear the new single, Higher Than The Sun". Keanemusic.com. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Keane – The Best of Keane" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Keane – The Best of Keane" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Keane – The Best of Keane" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  7. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Keane – The Best of Keane". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  9. ^ "2013-11-23 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Keane – The Best of Keane". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Keane – The Best of Keane". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  12. ^ "2013-11-23 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Keane – The Best of Keane". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Best of Keane in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go