The Seekers' Greatest Hits

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The Best of The Seekers
Greatest hits album by The Seekers
Released July 1968 (Australia); November 1968 (U.K.)
Recorded 1964-67
Genre Folk, pop
Label EMI

The Seekers' Greatest Hits was released in Australia by EMI's Columbia label (Catalogue No. SCXO 7830) in 1968 on the break-up of The Seekers. This album did not include "I'll Never Find Another You" or "A World of Our Own" which were previously released on The Seekers Sing Their Big Hits (1965) W&G 25/2512.

In the UK, the album, this time including "I'll Never Find Another You" and "A World of Our Own", was released at the same time and was titled "The Best of The Seekers" (Catalogue No: sx 6268 [Mono]; scx 6268 [Stereo]). The British album spent 117 weeks on the UK album chart (at the time a Top 50 listing), including six weeks at No.1 accumulated over five separate stints in the top spot in 1969, starting with the week of 25th January 1969.[1]

In October 2010, The Seekers' Greatest Hits, was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[2]

Track listing (Best Of The Seekers)[edit]

Side One

Side Two

  • 1. "Morningtown Ride" (Reynolds)
  • 2. "When Will the Good Apples Fall" (Young)
  • 3. "Island of Dreams" (Springfield)
  • 4. "Open Up Them Pearly Gates" (Trad-arr The Seekers)
  • 5. "Emerald City" (Fowley-Martin)
  • 6. "Georgy Girl" (Springfield-Dale)

Track Listing (The Seekers' Greatest Hits)[edit]

Side One

  • 1. "Morningtown Ride" (Reynolds)
  • 2. "The Carnival Is Over" (Springfield)
  • 3. "Turn, Turn, Turn" (Seeger)
  • 4. "Walk With Me" (Springfield)
  • 5. "When the Stars Begin to Fall" (Trad. Arr. The Seekers)
  • 6. "Someday, Oneday" (Simon)

Side Two

  • 1. "On the Other Side" (Springfield-Osbourne-Sage)
  • 2. "Georgy Girl" (Springfield-Dale)
  • 3. "When the Good Apples Fall" (Kenny Young)
  • 4. "Myra" (Durham-Guy-Potger-Woodley)
  • 5. "Emerald City" (Kim Fowley-Martin)
  • 6. "Love Is Kind, Love Is Wine" (Woodley)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1968 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1
1969 UK Albums Chart number-one album[3]


  1. ^ Guinness World Records British Hit Singles & Albums (Edition 17). London, U.K.: Guinness World Records Ltd. 2004. ISBN 0-85112-199-3. 
  2. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - The Seekers - The Best of The Seekers". Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
Preceded by
Blooming Hits
by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
27 July - 22 November 1968
Succeeded by
Smash Hits
by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Preceded by
The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles
The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles
Goodbye by Cream
Goodbye by Cream
Goodbye by Cream
UK Albums Chart number-one album
25 January 1969 - 1 February 1969
8 February 1969 - 15 February 1969
29 March 1969 - 12 April 1969
19 April 1969 - 26 April 1969
3 May 1969 - 10 May 1969
Succeeded by
The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles
Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations by The Supremes and The Temptations
Goodbye by Cream
Goodbye by Cream
On the Threshold of a Dream by The Moody Blues