Goodbye to the Island

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Goodbye to the Island
Goodbye to the Island Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by Bonnie Tyler
Released January 1981
Recorded 1980–1981
Genre Country, rock
Length 42:02
Label RCA
Producer Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Diamond Cut
(1979)Diamond Cut1979
Goodbye to the Island
(1981)
Faster Than the Speed of Night
(1983)Faster Than the Speed of Night1983
Singles from Goodbye to the Island
  1. "I Believe in Your Sweet Love"
    Released: November 1979
  2. "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean"
    Released: November 1979
  3. "I'm Just a Woman"
    Released: September 1980
  4. "Goodbye to the Island"
    Released: December 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Goodbye to the Island is the fourth studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It became her final work with RCA Records after it was released in January 1981. Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe wrote the majority of songs for the album, and co-produced the record with Hugh Murphy.

Music critics described the album as "more upbeat" than her previous album Diamond Cut (1979). Goodbye to the Island had the weakest sales of all albums Tyler released through RCA, only charting in Norway at number 38.

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "I Believe in Your Sweet Love" was released in November 1979. It reached number 27 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart in February 1980.[2]

Tyler won the World Popular Song Festival with "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean" when she represented the United Kingdom. It was then released as a single in November 1979.

The final two singles, "I'm Just a Woman" and "Goodbye to the Island", failed to chart worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

Goodbye to the Island — Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I'm Just a Woman"
Hugh Murphy 5:08
2. "We Danced on the Ceiling"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
Murphy 4:58
3. "Wild Love" Iain Sutherland
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:51
4. "The Closer You Get" Chris Rea
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:51
5. "Sometimes When We Touch"
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
4:19
6. "Goodbye to the Island"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:13
7. "Wild Side of Life"
  • Arlie Carter
  • William Warren
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:46
8. "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
4:29
9. "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:19
10. "I Believe in Your Sweet Love"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
  • Murphy
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
4:22
Total length: 42:02

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[3] 38

References[edit]