The Katie Melua Collection

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The Katie Melua Collection
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Compilation album by Katie Melua
Released 27 October 2008
Genre Blues, jazz, folk-pop
Length 61:54
Label Dramatico
Producer Mike Batt
Katie Melua chronology
The Katie Melua Collection
Live at the O2 Arena
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
BBC Music (positive) [2]

The Katie Melua Collection is a compilation album by Georgian-born British singer/songwriter Katie Melua. The album is a two disc set with 17 songs, 3 of which are previously unreleased, and a DVD filmed in Rotterdam.

The songs on the album include the main singles from Melua's three previous albums, "When You Taught Me How to Dance" from the film Miss Potter, "What a Wonderful World" performed with a recording of the late Eva Cassidy and three new songs recorded for the album - "Toy Collection" (written by Melua for the MySpace film Faintheart), "Two Bare Feet" and "Somewhere in the Same Hotel".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "The Closest Thing to Crazy"
  2. "Nine Million Bicycles"
  3. "What a Wonderful World" (duet with Eva Cassidy)
  4. "If You Were a Sailboat"
  5. "Piece by Piece"
  6. "Call Off the Search"
  7. "On the Road Again"
  8. "Mary Pickford"
  9. "Spider's Web"
  10. "Thank You, Stars"
  11. "I Cried for You"
  12. "Crawling Up a Hill"
  13. "Tiger in the Night"
  14. "When You Taught Me How to Dance"
  15. "Two Bare Feet"
  16. "Toy Collection"
  17. "Somewhere in the Same Hotel"

Disc 2[edit]

  1. A 90-minute DVD - The Arena Tour 2008, Live from Rotterdam.
  2. Behind the Screens - a short film about the preparation and design of the tour production.

Extra download tracks[edit]

Three extra tracks have been released as downloads only, by different vendors:

  • "Kozmic Blues" - iTunes
  • "How Sweet it is to be Loved by You" - available on Tesco Digital download
  • "By the Light of the Magical Moon" - free download from The Times

Chart performance[edit]


  1. ^ O'Brien, Jon. The Katie Melua Collection at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  2. ^ "Music - Review of Katie Melua - The Katie Melua Collection". BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Katie Melua - Collection: Includes Dvd". HMV. Aug 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Steffen Hung. "Katie Melua - The Katie Melua Collection". Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Chart Stats - Katie Melua - The Collection". Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swiss Year-End Charts 2008". Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  9. ^ Chartwatch Annual Chart Booklets->Year 2008 Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  10. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2009". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2008". Ultratop & Hung Medien / 
  12. ^ "Danish album certifications – Katie Melua – The Katie Melua Collection". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Katie Melua; 'The Katie Melua Collection')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  14. ^ "Portuguese album certifications – Katie Melua – The Katie Melua Collection" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. 
  15. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Katie Melua; 'The Katie Melua Collection')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Katie Melua – The Collection". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Collection in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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