Ultimate Collection (Eurythmics album)

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Ultimate Collection
Greatest hits album by Eurythmics
Released 7 November 2005
Recorded 1982–2005
Genre New wave, synthpop, pop rock
Length 79:50
Label RCA Records
Producer David A. Stewart
Eurythmics chronology
Peace
(1999)
Ultimate Collection
(2005)
Boxed
(2005)
Singles from Ultimate Collection
  1. "I've Got a Life"
    Released: 17 October 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ultimate Collection is the second greatest hits compilation album by the British pop duo Eurythmics, and was released in November 2005. This set preceded (by one week) the re-issuing of all eight Eurythmics back-catalogue albums originally released on the RCA Records label. These re-issues include remastered tracks and bonus material. The fact that the Ultimate Collection was closely connected to these re-issues is also the chief reason for the omission of "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)". While that song gave Eurythmics a No. 4 hit in the UK in 1984 and was later featured on the previous Greatest Hits album released in 1991, it is actually taken from the 1984 Virgin Records soundtrack album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), Eurythmics' only album to date not to be released through RCA.

Unlike 1991's Greatest Hits, Ultimate Collection contains two newly recorded songs "I've Got a Life" and "Was It Just Another Love Affair?", and all of the tracks have been remastered. Also unlike the 1991 compilation, Ultimate Collection contains no tracks from the duo's 1989 album We Too Are One.

One of the new songs recorded for this collection, "I've Got a Life", was released as a single. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 14 and spent three weeks at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States.

Ultimate Collection peaked at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and has since been certified triple Platinum by the BPI. It peaked at No. 116 on the US Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except "When Tomorrow Comes" co-written by Patrick Seymour. 

No. Title Note Length
1. "I've Got a Life"   new track[2] 4:05
2. "Love Is a Stranger"     3:42
3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"     3:36
4. "Who's That Girl?"   Single Edit 3:44
5. "Right by Your Side"   Single Edit 3:49
6. "Here Comes the Rain Again"     4:51
7. "Would I Lie to You?"     4:26
8. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" (with Stevie Wonder on harmonica[2]) Single Edit 4:41
9. "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (with Aretha Franklin) Single Edit 4:53
10. "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)"     3:47
11. "When Tomorrow Comes"   Single Edit 4:15
12. "Thorn in My Side"     4:13
13. "The Miracle of Love"   Single Edit 4:35
14. "Missionary Man"   Single Edit 3:47
15. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart"     3:52
16. "I Need a Man"     4:23
17. "I Saved the World Today"   Single Edit 4:26
18. "17 Again"   Single Edit 4:20
19. "Was It Just Another Love Affair?"   new track[2] 3:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Mastered and remastered by Ian Cooper
  • Producer – Adam Williams (track 2), David A. Stewart (tracks: 1 to 16, 19), Eurythmics (tracks: 17, 18)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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