Greatest Hits (The Human League album)

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The Human League Greatest Hits
Human League Greatest Hits 1988.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Human League
Released 31 October 1988 (1st release)
6 November 1995 (2nd release)
Recorded 1978-1995
Genre Synthpop, electronic, new wave
Label Virgin Records
Producer Various
The Human League chronology
Crash
(1986)
Greatest Hits
(1988)
Romantic?
(1990)
The Human League chronology
Octopus
(1995)
Greatest Hits
(1995)
Secrets
(2001)
Greatest Hits 1995 cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (1988) 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1988) B+[2]
Allmusic (1996) 3/5 stars[3]

Human League Greatest Hits is a compilation album released by British synthpop band The Human League. It was released by Virgin Records on 31 October 1988 and contained 13 singles released by the band, spanning from their debut single (1978's "Being Boiled") to their most recent album at the time (Crash, 1986) plus Philip Oakey's collaboration with Giorgio Moroder "Together In Electric Dreams". The album reached no.3 in the UK.

On 6 November 1995, to cash in on the band's renewed success at that time, Virgin repackaged the hits collection with a new cover and added newer tracks: "Tell Me When" (from the Octopus album) and a new remix of the band's biggest hit "Don't You Want Me" by German-American electronic music group Snap!. In addition to this, a brand new track, "Stay with Me Tonight", was included which the band had recorded under their new recording contract with EastWest Records. This would later be released as a single.

Track listing 1988 album[edit]

(Virgin HLCD1 - 2593555-222)

  1. "Mirror Man" (Burden, Callis, Oakey) – 3:49 from Fascination!
  2. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Callis, Oakey) – 3:43 from Fascination!
  3. "The Sound of the Crowd" (Burden, Oakey) – 3:56 from Dare
  4. "The Lebanon" (Callis, Oakey) – 3:43 from Hysteria
  5. "Human" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) – 3:46 from Crash
  6. "Together In Electric Dreams" (Moroder, Oakey) – 3:53 from Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder and Electric Dreams
  7. "Don't You Want Me" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) – 3:57 from Dare
  8. "Being Boiled" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) – 3:38 Non-album single
  9. "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (Burden, Oakey) – 3:50 from Dare
  10. "Louise" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) – 4:55 from Hysteria
  11. "Open Your Heart" (Callis, Oakey) – 3:55 from Dare
  12. "Love Is All That Matters" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) – 4:06 from Crash
  13. "Life on Your Own" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) – 4:05 from Hysteria
  • Note: Track 8 is the original version of Being Boiled and was released on the Fast Product Label and is a Non-Album Track.
  • Note: The Chilean cassette release (EMI Odeón Chilena - Virgin 105575), and the North American CD release (A & M Records - 7502152272) dropped the track "Together in Electric Dreams".

Track listing 1995 album[edit]

(Virgin CDV 2792 - 724384094621)

  1. "Don't You Want Me" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) (1981) – 3:59 from Dare
  2. "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" (Burden, Oakey) (1981) – 3:52 from Dare
  3. "Mirror Man" (Burden, Callis, Oakey) (1982) – 3:52 from Fascination!
  4. "Tell Me When" (Beckett, Oakey) (1994) - 4:43 from Octopus
  5. "Stay with Me Tonight" (Oakey, Stanley) (1995) - 4:01 Previously unreleased
  6. "Open Your Heart" (Callis, Oakey) (1981) – 3:56 from Dare
  7. "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (Callis, Oakey) (1983) – 3:45 from Fascination!
  8. "The Sound of the Crowd" (Burden, Oakey) (1981) – 3:57 from Dare
  9. "Being Boiled" (Marsh, Oakey, Ware) (1978) – 3:39 Non-album single
  10. "The Lebanon" (Callis, Oakey) (1984) – 3:43 from Hystria
  11. "Love Is All That Matters" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) (1987) – 4:06 from Crash
  12. "Louise" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) (1984) – 4:57 from Hysteria
  13. "Life on Your Own" (Callis, Oakey, Wright) (1984) – 4:05 from Hysteria
  14. "Together In Electric Dreams" (Moroder, Oakey) (1984) – 3:53 from Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder and Electric Dreams
  15. "Human" (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) (1986) – 3:49 from Crash
  16. "Don't You Want Me" (Snap 7" Remix) (1995) - 3:58 Previously unreleased

Video release[edit]

To accompany each album Virgin also released a VHS video tape compilation of the music videos of the tracks on each album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: Human League". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ Greatest Hits at AllMusic

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