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Greatest Hits (2002 version)/
Greatest Hits 87–97
Kylie Minogue - Greatest Hits 87–97 cover.png
The 2003 updated version.
Greatest hits album / video by Kylie Minogue
Released 18 November 2002 (2002-11-18) (Greatest Hits)
21 October 2003 (2003-10-21) (Greatest Hits 87–97)
Recorded 1987-1992 (Greatest Hits)
1987–1997 (Greatest Hits 87–97)
Genre
Length 146:30
Label
Kylie Minogue chronology
Confide in Me
(2001)
Greatest Hits/
Greatest Hits 87–97
(2003)
Greatest Hits: 87–99
(2003)
Kylie Minogue video chronology
Fever2002
(2002)
Greatest Hits/
Greatest Hits 87–97
(2003)
Greatest Hits: 87–99
(2003)
Greatest Hits (2002 version) cover
Artwork for Greatest Hits, the first pressing of the album in 2002.
Artwork for Greatest Hits, the first pressing of the album in 2002.

Greatest Hits (titled on the back cover as Greatest Hits 87-92) is the second greatest hits album by Australian-born singer Kylie Minogue. Released in 18 November 2002 by PWL, the album collects work from Minogue's PWL period, including the albums Kylie (1988), Enjoy Yourself (1989), Rhythm of Love (1990), Let's Get to It (1991) and Greatest Hits (1992).[1]

An updated version of the compilation called Greatest Hits 87–97 was later released in 24 November 2003 by BMG and PWL, distributed by Jive, due to her release of Body Language in early 2004. The cover sleeve for the version was shot by British photographer Simon Fowler in 1990. This version of the album includes songs and remixes from Kylie Minogue (1994) and Impossible Princess (1997), and also received positive reception from music critics.

Background[edit]

After the massive success of Minogue's eighth studio album Fever, BMG decided to release a greatest hits album.

The 2002 album cover used a stock photo photographed by Jasper James, which AllMusic's Johnny Loftus called "shoddy."[2] The updated version of the compilation later used a picture from Minogue's photoshoot with Simon Fowler in 1990.

The release ruffled some feathers in the Kylie camp, in particular the cover which depicts a supposed look-alike dressed in her underwear. An 'official' cover, designed by Kylie and her team was made available to download from her website and was also given away free inside copies of Heat magazine. Titled Vintage Kylie, the card insert bore the cheeky message "Like Kylie? Why not have the real thing!" A version of the compilation titled Best Of was also released in France, but withdrawn from sale on day of release...[3]

Due to Minogue's release of her then-new album, Body Language, in February 2004, BMG re-released the compilation.

Critical response[edit]

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
Amazon.co.uk (positive)[4]

Johnny Loftus from AllMusic gave the compilation two stars out of five, he felt that there's nothing in the album feels "very exclusive," with the remixes "are readily available to aficionados in other, less after-market places." He also suggested readers to the 2003 version, calling it "a much better option for the casual listener."[2] Writing for Amazon.co.uk, John Galilee compared her music to "fine wine", which "has aged gracefully over the years", questioned the replacement of "It's No Secret" with the B-side track "Say the Word - I'll Be There" but concluded: "The collection adds weight to Kylie's early mentor Pete Waterman's assertion that Stock, Aitken and Waterman would one day be viewed as the 1980s equivalent of Motown. Who would have thought back in 1988 that "I Should Be So Lucky" and "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" would become such gems?"[4]

Greatest Hits 87–97
Greatest Hits: 87–92
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Billboard (favorable)[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone Germany 2/5 stars[7]

Chris True from AllMusic gave the compilation four stars out of five, praised it as a "valid and well-represented (yet oddly out of chronological order) anthology of what Americans were missing" between the 15-year she first received success in the United States with "Locomotion" and then with "Can't Get You Out of My Head." "For those who were surprised by her sudden reappearance, this will fill in the picture quite nicely, and for those who just couldn't get enough of Minogue upon hearing her for the first time in 2002, Greatest Hits 87-97 will surely satisfy," he stated.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United Kingdom, Greatest Hits debuted at number 20. It has spent a total of 13 weeks overall on the chart.

Track listing[edit]

Greatest Hits[edit]

Disc one: The Singles
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Should Be So Lucky" (from Kylie, 1988) Stock Aitken Waterman  
2. "The Loco-Motion" (7" Mix, from Kylie, 1988) Stock Aitken Waterman  
3. "Hand on Your Heart" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
4. "Got to Be Certain" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
5. "Better the Devil You Know" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
6. "Wouldn't Change a Thing" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
7. "Celebration" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Phil Harding
  • Ian Curnow
 
8. "Never Too Late" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
9. "What Do I Have to Do?" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
10. "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
11. "Where in the World?" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
12. "Step Back in Time" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
13. "Especially for You" (with Jason Donovan, from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
14. "Say the Word - I'll Be There"
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
15. "Shocked" (DNA Mix, from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
16. "Word Is Out" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
17. "Made in Heaven"
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
18. "What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
19. "Give Me Just a Little More Time" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Edyth Wayne
  • Ronald Dunbar
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
20. "Finer Feelings" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
21. "If You Were with Me Now" (featuring Keith Washington, from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Minogue
  • Washington
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
22. "Tears on My Pillow" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
Stock Aitken Waterman  
Disc two: The Remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Hand on Your Heart" (W.I.P. 2002 Mix)  
2. "I Should Be So Lucky" (Extended Mix)  
3. "The Loco-Motion" (OZ Tour Mix)  
4. "Made In Heaven" (Heaven Scent Mix)  
5. "Wouldn't Change A Thing" (The Espagna Mix)  
6. "Step Back In Time" (Harding/Curnow Remix)  
7. "Shocked" (Harding/Curnow Mix)  
8. "Word Is Out" (Summer Breeze Mix)  
9. "Celebration" (Techno Rave Remix)  
10. "Better The Devil You Know" (Movers & Shakers Alternative 12" Mix)  
11. "What Do I Have to Do?" (Movers & Shakers 12" Mix)  

Greatest Hits 87–97[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Should Be So Lucky" (from Kylie, 1988) Stock Aitken Waterman  
2. "The Loco-Motion" (7" Mix, from Kylie, 1988) Stock Aitken Waterman  
3. "Hand on Your Heart" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
4. "Got to Be Certain" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
5. "Better the Devil You Know" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
6. "Wouldn't Change a Thing" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
7. "Celebration" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Phil Harding
  • Ian Curnow
 
8. "Never Too Late" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
9. "What Do I Have to Do?" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
10. "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
11. "Where in the World?" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
12. "Step Back in Time" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
13. "Especially for You" (with Jason Donovan, from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
14. "Say the Word - I'll Be There"
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
15. "Shocked" (DNA Mix, from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
16. "Word Is Out" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
17. "Made in Heaven"
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
18. "What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
19. "Give Me Just a Little More Time" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Edyth Wayne
  • Ronald Dunbar
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
20. "Finer Feelings" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
21. "If You Were with Me Now" (featuring Keith Washington, from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Minogue
  • Washington
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
22. "Tears on My Pillow" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
Stock Aitken Waterman  
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Confide in Me" (from Kylie Minogue, 1994)
Brothers in Rhythm  
2. "Put Yourself In My Place" (from Kylie Minogue, 1994) Jimmy Harry Harry  
3. "Did It Again" (from Impossible Princess, 1997)
  • Minogue
  • Anderson
  • Seaman
Brothers in Rhythm  
4. "Breathe" (from Impossible Princess, 1997)
  • Minogue
  • Ball
  • Vauk
 
5. "Hand on Your Heart" (W.I.P. 2002 Mix)      
6. "I Should Be So Lucky" (Extended Mix)      
7. "The Loco-Motion" (OZ Tour Mix)      
8. "Wouldn't Change a Thing" (The Espagna Mix)      
9. "Step Back in Time" (Harding/Curnow Remix)      
10. "Shocked" (Harding/Curnow Mix)      
11. "Better the Devil You Know" (Movers & Shakers Alternative 12" Mix)      
12. "What Do I Have to Do?" (Movers & Shakers 12" Mix)      

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Greatest Hits
Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Platinum 300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Greatest Hits (DVD version)
Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 25,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc (22 November 2003). Billboard Picks Music (Kylie Minogue Gretest Hits 87-97). Billboard. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c True, Chris. "Greatest Hits 87-97 - Kylie Minogue : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.geocities.jp/kylieminogue_website/K-D-KylieGreatestHits.htm
  4. ^ a b Galilee, John. "Kylie Minogue — Greatest Hits". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b True, Chris. "Greatest Hits 87-97 - Kylie Minogue : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  6. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Greatest Hits 87–97- Kylie Minogue. RollingStone.com. 2004. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  7. ^ Review: Kylie Minogue - Greatest Hits 87-97
  8. ^ "Kylie Minogue | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ "グレイテスト・ヒッツ". Oricon.co.jp. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Official Music Video Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company
  11. ^ "カイリー・ミノーグのプロフィール". Oricon.co.jp. Archived from the original on 7 November 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Kylie Minogue – Greatest Hits 87-92". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2015-09-30.  Enter Greatest Hits 87-92 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  13. ^ "British video certifications – Kylie Minogue – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2015-09-30.  Enter Greatest Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select DVD in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search