A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits

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A Place on Earth:
The Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 1999
Recorded1987-99
GenrePop
LabelVirgin
Belinda Carlisle chronology
A Woman and a Man
(1996)
A Place on Earth:
The Greatest Hits

(1999)
Voila
(2007)
Singles from A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits
  1. "All God's Children"
    Released: November 15, 1999
  2. "A Prayer for Everyone (promo) [1]"
    Released: March 20, 2000
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A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits is the second greatest hits album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, released in the UK on November 30, 1999, by Virgin Records. A limited edition was released with a bonus disc featuring remixes and rare b-sides. A European edition was also released with an interview CD featuring Belinda providing answers to over 40 questions sent in by fans.

Three new tracks were recorded especially for this compilation - "Feels Like I've Known You Forever", "A Prayer for Everyone" and "All God's Children" which was released as a single. A promotional release of an edited version of "A Prayer for Everyone" was issued to Swedish radio stations but went unreleased. All three new tracks would later be released on a re-issue of Carlisle's final Virgin studio album "Real".

Both b-sides were originally released in 1992 with the last two singles from the album Live Your Life Be Free, namely "Half the World" and "Little Black Book", which contained the songs "Only a Dream", and "The Air You Breathe", where both of the songs were included.

Despite being released only seven years after her previous greatest hits compilation, The Best of Belinda, Volume 1, the collection was a success in the UK where it made the top 20 and was certified gold.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heaven Is a Place on Earth"Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley4:06
2."I Get Weak"Diane Warren4:14
3."Circle in the Sand"Nowels, Shipley3:40
4."Leave a Light On"Nowels, Shipley4:14
5."La Luna"Nowels, Shipley4:11
6."(We Want) The Same Thing"Nowels, Shipley4:15
7."Summer Rain"Robbie Seidman, Maria Vidal4:10
8."Live Your Life Be Free"Nowels, Shipley4:21
9."Do You Feel Like I Feel?"Nowels, Shipley4:13
10."Little Black Book"Richard Feldman, Marcy Detroit, Belinda Carlisle4:10
11."Big Scary Animal"Charlotte Caffey, Carlisle, Ralph Schuckett4:14
12."In Too Deep"Nowels3:59
13."California"Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Vidal2:57
14."Always Breaking My Heart"Per Gessle3:04
15."Love in the Key of C"Nowels3:49
16."Feels Like I've Known You Forever"David Munday3:47
17."A Prayer for Everyone"Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo, Nowels, Steinberg4:20
18."All God's Children"Paul Barry, Billy Lawrie, Mark Taylor3:46

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Belinda-Carlisle-A-Prayer-For-Everyone/release/1980950
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Belinda Carlisle - A Place On Earth - The Greatest Hits". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ "Belinda Carlisle - A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Belinda Carlisle – A Place on Earth: Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type A Place on Earth: Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.