So Far... The Best Of

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So Far... The Best Of
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Greatest hits album by
Released1997
Recorded1987–1997
GenreRock
LabelChrysalis
ProducerVarious
Sinéad O'Connor chronology
Gospel Oak EP
(1997)
So Far... The Best Of
(1997)
Faith and Courage
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
Robert ChristgauA[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]

So Far... The Best Of is a greatest hits album released by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor in 1997. The collection features songs appearing on O'Connor's first four studio albums, along with several non-album collaborations. "Heroine" and "Empire" are also included on O'Connor's 2005 compilation album Collaborations. The album was her last album with Chrysalis Records, as she later moved to Atlantic Records in 1998.

Track listings[edit]

North American[edit]

  1. "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Prince)
  2. "Mandinka" (O'Connor)
  3. "The Emperor's New Clothes" (O'Connor)
  4. "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance" (O'Connor)
  5. "Fire on Babylon" (O'Connor/Reynolds)
  6. "Troy" (O'Connor)
  7. "I Am Stretched on Your Grave" (traditional, arranged by O'Connor)
  8. "Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home" (Mullins/O'Connor)
  9. "John, I Love You" (O'Connor)
  10. "Empire" (Bomb the Bass featuring Benjamin Zephaniah and Sinéad O'Connor) (Simenon/O'Connor/Zephaniah)
  11. "I Want Your (Hands on Me)" (O'Connor/Reynolds/Dean/Clowes/Holifield)
  12. "Heroine" (The Edge featuring Sinéad O'Connor & Larry Mullen, Jr.) (The Edge/Brook/O'Connor)
  13. "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" (Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  14. "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" (Bono/Friday/Seezer)
  15. "Just Like U Said It Would B" (O'Connor)

International[edit]

  1. "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Prince)
  2. "Mandinka" (O'Connor)
  3. "The Emperor's New Clothes" (O'Connor)
  4. "Thank You for Hearing Me" (O'Connor/Reynolds)
  5. "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance" (O'Connor)
  6. "Fire on Babylon" (O'Connor/Reynolds)
  7. "Troy" (O'Connor)
  8. "I Am Stretched on Your Grave" (traditional, arranged by O'Connor)
  9. "Jackie" (O'Connor)
  10. "Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home" (Mullins/O'Connor)
  11. "John I Love You" (O'Connor)
  12. "Empire" (Bomb the Bass featuring Benjamin Zephaniah and Sinéad O'Connor) (Simeon/O'Connor/Zephaniah)
  13. "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" (Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  14. "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" (Bono/Friday/Seezer)
  15. "This Is A Rebel Song" (O'Connor)

Certifications and Sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[5] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] N/A 74,000[6]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor - Sinéad O'Connor". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Browne, David (12 December 1997). "So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG:Sinéad O'Connor". Robert Christgau.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 599. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Sinead O'Connor – Best of" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 10 June 2019. Enter Best of in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  6. ^ Newman, Melinda (11 July 1998). "Sinead O'Connor Starts Anew". Billboard. p. 92. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Sinead O'Connor – best of". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.