The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler (1993)

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The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler
Compilation album by Bonnie Tyler
Released Jan. 19, 1993
Recorded 1976–1993
Genre Pop rock
Length 76:49
Label Col
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler is a compilation album by Bonnie Tyler.

Content[edit]

Released in 1993, the album contained what could be considered a career retrospective so far for Tyler. Starting from her initial single "Lost in France" and going through "Bitterblue" (and other singles from that album), and crossing many classics along the way ("Total Eclipse of the Heart", "It's a Heartache", "Hide Your Heart", and more), The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler covers them all. This compilation was released exclusively in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the plus side, two singles where she makes guest appearances are on this album.

While the rest of her career after the album Bitterblue is not featured on this album, it still offers a good synopsis of her career to date. The album was a bestseller in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and awarded gold or platinum awards there. The songs are sorted on the album by chronology based on their original album (guest appearances follow this rule too).

One new track is featured ("I Can't Leave Your Love Alone"). There is no record of it being released as a single. Following the album rule of chronology, it appears at the end of the album (released after Bitterblue).

Track listing[edit]

  1. Lost in France (Ronnie Scott/Steve Wolfe) – 3:55
       (from the 1977 album The World Starts Tonight)
  2. It's a Heartache (Scott/Wolfe) – 3:30
       (from the 1978 album It's a Heartache)
  3. Here Am I (Scott/Wolfe) – 3:49
       (from the 1978 album It's a Heartache)
  4. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Jim Steinman) – 6:58
       (from the 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night)
  5. Straight from the Heart (Bryan Adams/Eric Kanga) – 3:42
       (from the 1983 album Faster Than the Speed of Night)
  6. A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) - with Shakin' Stevens (Brook Benton/Luchi de Jesus/Clyde Otis) – 2:53
       (from the 1983 Shakin' Stevens album The Bop Won't Stop)
  7. Holding Out for a Hero (Steinman/Dean Pitchford) – 5:49
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  8. Loving You Is a Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It - with Todd Rundgren (Steinman) – 7:48
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  9. If You Were a Woman And I Was a Man (Desmond Child) – 5:15
       (from the 1986 album Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire)
  10. Islands - with Mike Oldfield (Oldfield) – 4:18
       (from the 1987 Mike Oldfield album Islands)
  11. Hide Your Heart(Paul Stanley/Child/Holly Knight) – 4:22
       (from the 1988 album Hide Your Heart)
  12. Save Up All Your Tears (Child/Diane Warren) – 4:20
       (from the 1988 album Hide Your Heart)
  13. Bitterblue (Howard Houston) – 3:48
       (from the 1991 album Bitterblue)
  14. Against the Wind (Dieter Bohlen) – 3:38
       (from the 1991 album Bitterblue)
  15. Where Were You (Albert Hammond) – 4:54
       (from the 1991 album Bitterblue)
  16. Till the End of Time (Giorgio Moroder) – 3:49
       (from the 1991 album Bitterblue)
  17. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone – 4:01
       (new track)

Charts[edit]

Country Peak
position
Austria 17[2]
Germany 3[3]
Switzerland 6[4]

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