The Essential Alison Moyet

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The Essential Alison Moyet
Alison Moyet - Essential.jpg
Greatest hits album by Alison Moyet
Released 10 September 2001
Recorded 1982-2001
Genre Pop
Length 73:48
Label Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment
Alison Moyet chronology
Singles
(1995)Singles1995
The Essential Alison Moyet
(2001)
Hometime
(2002)Hometime2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Essential Alison Moyet was essentially a third re-release of Singles, the 1995 greatest hits album of recordings by singer/songwriter Alison Moyet. The album was released in 2001 by Sony Music Entertainment in response to renewed interest in the singer, after she was finally released from her contract with the label and able to sign with Sanctuary Records, regain the artistic control of her musical output and move back into the public eye - resulting in 2002 comeback album Hometime. However, there are some differences in the track listings of the two Sony compilations. The Essential Alison Moyet excludes "Only You", "Situation', "Ordinary Girl", "Ode To Boy II", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Solid Wood", and replaces them with "Don't Go", "Winter Kills", "Our Colander Eyes" and "Blue" (the latter two recorded in 1995/1996) plus cover versions "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and "There Are Worse Things I Could Do".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Go" (Clarke, Moyet) - 2:51
  2. "Nobody's Diary" (Moyet) - 4:31
  3. "Winter Kills" (Clarke, Moyet) - 4:04
  4. "Love Resurrection" (Jolley, Moyet, Swain) - 3:52
    • From 1984 album Alf
  5. "All Cried Out" (7" Edit) (Jolley, Moyet, Swain) - 3:42
    • From 1984 album Alf
  6. "Invisible" (Lamont Dozier) - 4:08
    • From 1984 album Alf
  7. "That Ole Devil Called Love" (Fisher, Roberts) - 3:05
    • 1985 non-album single
  8. "Is This Love" (Guiot, Moyet) - 4:01
  9. "Weak in the Presence of Beauty" (Michael Ward, Robert E. Clarke ) - 3:33
  10. "Love Letters" (Heyman, Young) - 2:51
    • 1987 non-album single
  11. "It Won't Be Long" (Glenister, Moyet) - 4:09
  12. "Wishing You Were Here" (Glenister, Moyet) - 3:58
  13. "This House" (Moyet) - 3:55
  14. "Falling" (Glenister, Moyet) - 3:39
  15. "Whispering Your Name" (Single Mix) (Shear) - 3:49
  16. "Getting Into Something" (Glenister, Moyet) - 4:15
  17. "Our Colander Eyes" (Glenister, Moyet) - 3:32
    • Recorded 1996, previously issued as promo single.
  18. "Blue" (Glenister, Moyet) - 3:21
    • Recorded 1995, previously issued on single "Solid Wood"
  19. "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (Acoustic) (Jacques Brel) - 3:45
    • Previously issued on single "Getting Into Something"
  20. "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" (Casey, Jacobs) - 2:27
    • Studio version. Previously unreleased.

Production tracks 17-20[edit]

  • "Our Colander Eyes" - produced by Mike Hedges, mixed by Corin Dingley.
  • "Blue" - mixed by Bob Kraushaar.
  • "Ne Me Quitte Pas" - produced by Victor van Vugt
  • "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" - engineer Neil Brockbank.

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