Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits

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Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
Released17 November 2008
Recorded1984–2008
GenrePop, Blue-eyed soul
Length(standard edition)
LabelUniversal
simplyred.com
ProducerSimply Red
Simply Red chronology
Stay
(2007)
Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
(2008)
Songs of Love
(2010)

Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits is a 2008 album, released by Simply Red, as both a standard and deluxe edition which contained material from their 25-year career. In the US it was released in 1CD format.[1] In Europe it was released in a 2CD format,[2] as well as a 2CD and DVD deluxe edition.[3] The single Go Now, a cover of Bessie Banks, was released from the album, but failed to chart. The album itself was a moderate success, peaking at #9 on the UK Albums Chart. On 9 October 2010 the album returned to the UK Top Ten, again peaking at #9.[4]

Track listing[edit]

2CD Europe version[edit]

CD 1
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Sunrise"Home3:19
2."Stars"Stars4:08
3."A New Flame"A New Flame3:57
4."Holding Back the Years"Picture Book4:11
5."It's Only Love"A New Flame3:52
6."The Right Thing"Men and Women4:22
7."Your Mirror"Stars4:04
8."For Your Babies"Stars4:17
9."The Air That I Breathe"Blue4:21
10."Night Nurse"Blue3:54
11."Ain't That a Lot of Love"Love and the Russian Winter3:53
12."Fake"Home3:46
13."Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"Men and Women3:06
CD 2
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."You've Got It"A New Flame3:57
2."Say You Love Me"Blue3:44
3."So Not Over You"Stay3:37
4."Angel"Greatest Hits4:00
5."Never Never Love"Life4:07
6."Home (Tin Tin Out Radio Mix)"Home3:33
7."You Make Me Feel Brand New"Home5:04
8."Something Got Me Started"Stars3:59
9."Money's Too Tight (to Mention)"Picture Book4:29
10."Fairground"Life4:26
11."If You Don't Know Me By Now"A New Flame3:26
12."Go Now"previously unreleased3:27

1CD US version[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak[5][6][7]
Austrian Albums Chart 25
Belgian Albums Chart 14
Chilean Top 10 Albums 1[8]
Danish Albums Chart 11
Dutch Albums Chart 3
Irish Albums Chart 26
Italian Albums Chart 13
German Albums Chart 17
New Zealand Albums Chart 11
Portuguese Albums Chart 8
Swiss Albums Chart 22
UK Albums Chart 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[10] Gold 30,000*
Germany (BVMI)[11] Platinum 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[12] Gold 35,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[13] Gold 30,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[14] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[15] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Russia (NFPF)[16] Gold 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[17] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] 2× Platinum 600,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simply Red – Simply Red 25 The Greatest Hits (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Simply Red – The Greatest Hits 25 (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Simply Red – The Greatest Hits 25 – Deluxe Edition (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  4. ^ Official Charts Company – Simply Red – 25 – The Greatest Hits
  5. ^ acharts.us charts page 1 Archived 22 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ acharts.us charts page 2
  7. ^ acharts.us charts page 3
  8. ^ Feria del Disco's Official Web Page
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  10. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Simply Red – The Greatest Hits 25" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  11. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Simply Red; 'The Greatest Hits 25')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  12. ^ "Italian album certifications – Simply Red – Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  13. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Simply Red – The Greatest Hits 25" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter The Greatest Hits 25 in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  14. ^ "Official Top 40 Albums - 22 December 2008". NZ Top 40. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Polish album certifications – Simply Red – Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry.
  16. ^ "Russian album certifications – Simply Red – Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF).
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Simply Red; 'The Greatest Hits 25')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Simply Red – Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Simply Red The Greatest Hits 25 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.