is the first By Request greatest hits album released by Irish boy band Boyzone. It has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
Background [ edit ]
The album contains all of the band's singles release since the start of their career in 1994, with the exception of the Irish-only single "
Working My Way Back to You", the Japanese only-single "Believe in Me", the American-only single " Mystical Experience", which appears as a bonus track on the Australian release, "Te Garder Pres De Moi", which appears as a bonus track on the French release, and " Everyday I Love You", which despite being an international release, only appears on the Asian release of the album, and was released as a single from The Singles Collection: 1994-1999 in the United Kingdom. The album also Ronan Keating's first solo outing, " When You Say Nothing at All", plus three tracks only ever previously issued in the United States, on the American version of Where We Belong.
The album was released on 31 May 1999 via
Universal, and was preceded by the album's lead single, " When the Going Gets Tough", released on 1 March 1999 as the official single for that year. The album was the second best selling album of the year in Britain, and was certified as 6x Platinum, and has sold more than four million copies to date. Comic Relief [2 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
I Love the Way You Love Me"
Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon Steve Mac
No Matter What"
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jim Steinman, Nigel Wright Webber, Steinman, Wright
All That I Need"
Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken Rogers, Sturken
Baby Can I Hold You"
Stephen Lipson 3:15
Picture of You"
Ronan Keating, Nigel Kennedy, Paul Watkins, Paul Wilson Absolute
Isn't It a Wonder" Keating,
Ray Hedges, Martin Brannigan Ray Hedges
A Different Beat" Keating, Hedges, Brannigan,
Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately Hedges
Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Phil Harding, Ian Curnow 3:55
Father and Son"
Cat Stevens Hedges
So Good" Keating, Duffy, Graham, Lynch, Gately
Coming Home Now" Keating,
Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch, Stephen Gately Hedges
Key to My Life" Keating, Hedges, Brannigan, Graham, Gately
Love Me for a Reason" David Jones,
Johnny Bristol, Wade Brown Hedges
When the Going Gets Tough" Wayne Anton Brathwaite, Barry James Eastmond, Mutt Lange,
Billy Ocean Mac
You Needed Me"
Randy Goodrum Mac
When You Say Nothing at All"
Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz Lipson
"All the Time in the World"
Desmond Child, Damon Robbins, Victoria Stephenson
Mike Mangini 4:15
"I'll Never Not Need You"
Diane Warren Mangini
"Walk On (So They Told Me)"
Steven Greenberg, Mark Hudson
Everyday I Love You" Gary Baker, Frank Myers, Jerry Williams
"Will I Ever See You"
Stephen Gately, Noel, Jerry Meehan, Michael Morrison Jerry Meehan
Keith Duffy, Hedges, Brannigan, Tracy Ackerman, John Caine Ray Hedges
"I've Got You"
Mikey Graham, Hedges, Brannigan Ray Hedges
"Let the Message Run Free"
Keating, Hedges, Brannigan, Graham, Gately
"Get Up and Get Over"
Keating, Hedges, Brannigan, Graham
Mystical Experience" Chein García-Alonso
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Australian Albums (ARIA)
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)
UK Albums (OCC)
UK Albums (OCC)
Decade-end charts [ edit ]
UK Albums (OCC)
Certifications [ edit ]
Credits [ edit ]
Boyzone – vocals
Mike Mangini – guitar, producer
James McNally –
accordion, whistle Ann Morfee –
violin Steve Morris – violin
Tessa Niles – background vocals
Graeme Perkins –
organizer Audrey Riley –
Trevor Steel – programming, producer Miriam Stockley – background vocals
Carl Sturken –
arranger, producer Philip Todd –
Peter-John Vettese – keyboards Warren Wiebe – background vocals
Gavyn Wright – string director
Nigel Wright – keyboards, producer
Guy Baker – trumpet
Clare Finnimore –
viola Matt Howe –
mix engineer Gillian Kent – violin
Michael Hart Thompson – guitar
Jeremy Wheatley – mix engineer
Andy Caine – background vocals
Clare Thompson – violin
Bruce White – viola
John Matthews – background vocals
Andy Earl – photography
Alex Black – assistant
engineer Tim Willis – assistant engineer
Ben Allen – guitar
John R. Angier – keyboards
Emma Black – cello
Deborah Widdup – violin
Nastee – DJ
Anna Hemery – violin
Wayne Hector – background vocals, vocal arrangement
Yvonne John Lewis – background vocals
Absolute – Producer, mix engineer
Richard George – violin
Skoti-Alain Elliot – bass, programming, track engineer
Laura Melhuish – violin
Orla Quirke – design, direction
Jim Steinman – producer, executive producer
Paul Martin – viola
Tracie Ackerman – background vocals
Tom Lord-Alge – mix engineer
Andy Bradfield – remixing
Nick Cooper – cello
Ian Curnow – producer
Danny Grant – keyboards
Sue Dench – viola
Andy Duncan – drums
Simon Franglen – keyboards, engineer, programming
Scott Gordon – vocal engineer
Mark Hudson – vocal arrangement, vocal producer
Eric Lijestrand – digital editing
Steve Lipson – bass, producer, programming,
mandolin Danny Foy - Guitar
References [ edit ]