The Collection (Bonnie Tyler album)

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The Collection
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Compilation album by Bonnie Tyler
Released 4 November 2013
Recorded 1981–1988
Genre Pop rock
Label Demon Music Group
Bonnie Tyler chronology
14 Great Hits
(2013)14 Great Hits2013
The Collection

The Collection is a compilation album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler, released by Demon Music Group on 4 November 2013.[1] The compilation contains tracks from Tyler's 1980s albums, and includes several rare tracks. The album was re-issued on 17 February 2017.


The Collection contains 29 tracks taken from her albums Goodbye to the Island (1981), Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983), Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire (1986) and Hide Your Heart (1988). In addition to that, the album also includes multiple B-Sides to her 1980s singles, some of which Tyler co-wrote (such as "Time" and "Gonna Get Better").

Track listing[edit]

Disc One

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Jim Steinman 6:59
2. "Holding Out for a Hero" Steinman 4:23
3. "Faster Than the Speed of Night" Steinman 4:42
4. "Take Me Back" Billy Cross 5:23
5. "Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It" (with Todd Rundgren) Steinman 7:49
6. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" John Fogerty 4:09
7. "Straight From the Heart" Bryan Adams, Eric Kagna 3:42
8. "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)" Desmond Child 4:02
9. "Here She Comes" Giorgio Moroder 3:23
10. "Rebel Without a Clue" Steinman 8:37
11. "Time" Paul Hopkins, Bonnie Tyler 3:39
12. "Get Out of My Head" Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe 4:16
13. "Gonna Get Better" Hopkins, Tyler 3:28
14. "Goodbye to the Island" Scott, Wolfe 3:06

Disc Two

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)" (with Shakin' Stevens) Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, Luchi DeJesus 2:57
2. "Band of Gold" Edythe Wayne, Ronald Dunbar 3:47
3. "Hide Your Heart" Paul Stanley, Child, Holly Knight 4:24
4. "The Best" Mike Chapman, Knight 4:09
5. "Getting So Excited" Alan Gruner 3:30
6. "No Way to Treat a Lady" Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance 4:24
7. "Save Up All Your Tears" Child, Diane Warren 4:23
8. "Goin' Through the Motions" Ian Hunter, Eric Bloom 4:08
9. "Before This Night Is Through" Beppe Cantarelli, Adrienne Anderson 5:22
10. "I'm Not Foolin'" Hopkins, Tyler, Peter Oxendale 4:56
11. "I Do It for You" Hopkins, Tyler, Oxendale 5:07
12. "It's Not Enough" Hopkins, Tyler, Oxendale 5:10
13. "Turtle Blues" Janis Joplin 4:11
14. "Under Suspicion" Hopkins, Tyler, Oxendale 4:24
15. "Notes From America" Child, Robbie Seidman 4:52