The Definitive Collection (Bonnie Tyler album)

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The Definitive Collection
Compilation album by Bonnie Tyler
Released July 11, 1995
Recorded 1976–1988
Genre Pop rock
Length   74:46 (Disc 1)
  33:28 (Disc 2)
108:14 (Total)
Label Columbia
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Definitive Collection is a compilation album by Bonnie Tyler.

Content[edit]

The 1995 2-disc collection features a standard collection of hits similar to Tyler's myriad of Greatest Hits albums. What stands out, however, is the bonus second disc that contains a special five-track collection of extended material. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" appears on the bonus, as does a special Jellybean Mix of "Holding Out for a Hero". The only bonus track not on the main 18-track album is the extended "Band of Gold".

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Jim Steinman) – 4:27
       (from the 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night)
  2. Faster Than the Speed of Night (Steinman) – 4:40
       (from the 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night)
  3. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (John Fogerty) – 4:03
       (from the 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night)
  4. If You Were a Woman And I Was a Man (Desmond Child) – 3:57
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  5. Here She Comes (Pete Bellotte/Giorgio Moroder) – 3:21
       (from the 1984 soundtrack for the film Metropolis - restored version)
  6. Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Steinman) – 5:47
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  7. Getting So Excited (Alan Gruner) – 3:38
       (from the 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night)
  8. Save Up All Your Tears (Child/Diane Warren) – 4:02
       (from the 1988 album Hide Your Heart)
  9. The Best (Mike Chapman/Holly Knight) – 4:00
       (from the 1988 album Hide Your Heart)
  10. Holding Out for a Hero (Steinman/Dean Pitchford) – 4:28
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  11. Married Men (Dominic Bugatti/Musker) – 3:57
       (1981 single)
  12. A Rockin' Good Way To Mess Around and Fall in Love (Brook Benton/Luchi de Jesus/Clyde Otis) (with Shakin' Stevens) – 2:54
       (from the 1983 Shakin' Stevens album The Bop Won't Stop)
  13. More Than a Lover (Ronnie Scott/Steve Wolfe) – 4:08
       (from the 1977 album The World Starts Tonight)
  14. Don't Turn Around (Albert Hammond/Warren) – 4:16
       (from the 1988 album Hide Your Heart)
  15. Lovers Again (Child) – 4:13
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  16. Lost in France (Scott/Wolfe) – 3:57
       (from the 1977 album The World Starts Tonight)
  17. It's a Heartache (Scott/Wolfe) – 3:30
       (from the 1978 album It's a Heartache)
  18. To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb/Maurice Gibb) – 5:30
       (from the 1988 album Hide Your Heart)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Extended) – 6:56
  2. Faster Than the Speed of Night (Extended) – 6:35
  3. Band of Gold [*] (Dunbar/Wayne) (Long Version) – 5:49
       (original version from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  4. Loving You's a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It (Extended) – 7:47
  5. Holding Out for a Hero (Dance Version - Jellybean Mix) – 6:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mureika, Thomas. The Definitive Collection (Bonnie Tyler album) at AllMusic