The Collection (Belinda Carlisle album)

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The Collection
Greatest hits album by Belinda Carlisle
Released March 17, 2014
Recorded 1986-2013
Genre Pop
Label Demon Music Group
Belinda Carlisle chronology
Voila
(2007)
The Collection
(2014)
Singles from The Collection
  1. "Sun"
    Released: May 20, 2013
  2. "Goodbye Just Go"
    Released: March 17, 2014

The Collection is the third greatest hits album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, released in the UK on March 17, 2014 by Demon Music Group.

Background[edit]

"The Collection" followed a 2013 US budget compilation album entitled "Icon" and Carlisle's signing of her Virgin Records back catalogue to Demon Music Group. Though Carlisle had not recorded any new studio albums in English since the release of her last greatest hits A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits, two recently recorded songs were included, the 2013 single "Sun" and a 2014 release "Goodbye Just Go". The album was released with a bonus DVD which included the videos of the songs on the album (excluding "Goodbye Just Go" which did not have a promotional video).

The album is notable in that it was the first greatest hits released by Carlisle to include singles from all six of her English speaking studio albums. Previous US greatest hits releases had only included singles from Carlisle's first four albums and previous UK greatest hits had omitted singles from her debut album which had been released by IRS Records. Whilst not owned by Demon Music Group at the time of release, the singles "Mad About You" (1986) and "In Too Deep" where licensed from their respective labels.

Notably the album omits one of Carlisle's seven UK Top 10 hits "Always Breaking My Heart" (1996). Unlike her previous greatest hits album, the singles "World Without You", "Runaway Horses", "Vision of You" and "Half the World" are included though unlike her previous greatest hits the final two singles from A Woman and a Man, "Love in the Key of C and "California", are omitted. The album does not include tracks recorded for her 1999 Greatest Hits album "A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits" (including "All God's Children") or her 2007 French language album "Voila". An expanded release of The Collection entitled "The Anthology" was released a week later and includes these tracks along with all other omitted singles of Carlisle.

A television advert was released to promote the album and Belinda made a number of appearances on TV shows including BBC Breakfast and The Alan Titchmarsh show to promote the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(We Want) The Same Thing"   Nowels, Shipley 4:19
2. "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"   Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley 3:54
3. "Live Your Life Be Free"   Nowels, Shipley 4:24
4. "Leave a Light On"   Nowels, Shipley 4:16
5. "I Get Weak"   Diane Warren 4:17
6. "Big Scary Animal"   Charlotte Caffey, Carlisle, Ralph Schuckett 4:17
7. "Runaway Horses"   Nowels, Shipley 4:13
8. "Mad About You"   Paula Jean Brown, James Whelan, Mitchel Young Evans 3:35
9. "Half the World"   Richard Feldman, Eric Pressley, Shipley 4:23
10. "Sun"   Gabe Lopez, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin 3:59
11. "Little Black Book"   Richard Feldman, Marcy Detroit, Belinda Carlisle 4:14
12. "Circle in the Sand"   Nowels, Shipley 3:42
13. "In Too Deep"   Nowels 3:59
14. "Summer Rain"   Robbie Seidman, Maria Vidal 4:12
15. "Do You Feel Like I Feel?"   Nowels, Shipley 4:15
16. "World Without You"   Warren 4:00
17. "La Luna"   Nowels, Shipley 4:13
18. "Vision of You (91 Remix)"   Nowels, Shipley 4:08
19. "Goodbye Just Go"   Shipley, Nicky Holland 3:38

Bonus DVD[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]