Vital Idol

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Vital Idol
Remix album by Billy Idol
Released June 1985 (UK)
September 1987 (US)
Recorded various
Genre Rock music
Length 49:45
Label Chrysalis
Billy Idol chronology
Rebel Yell
(1983)Rebel Yell1983
Vital Idol
Whiplash Smile
(1986)Whiplash Smile1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+ [2]

Vital Idol is a 1985 compilation by English rock vocalist Billy Idol.[1] It contains remixed songs from his first two albums and the Don't Stop EP. The album was reissued in the US with extra tracks in 1987, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard 200[3]. The US release was supported by a live single version of "Mony Mony".

The original release, sporting a photo from the "Dancing with Myself" video was originally released as a mini-LP in Europe in 1985. The US release was expanded to feature the "Mother Of Mercy Mix" of "To Be a Lover" and reissued in 1987 with different cover art, featuring a photo still from the live video for "Mony Mony" on CD. The 1987 issue was 24 bit digitally remastered and released globally in 2002.

The album has been certified by BPI and RIAA platinum.

Track listing[edit]

Vital Idol (1985)[1]
1."White Wedding (Parts I & II)" (Shotgun Mix)8:20
2."Dancing with Myself" (Uptown Mix)5:57
3."Flesh for Fantasy" (Below the Belt Mix)7:04
4."Catch My Fall" (Remix Fix)4:56
5."Mony Mony" (Downtown Mix)5:01
6."Love Calling" (Rub a Dub Dub Mix)5:33
7."Hot in the City" (Exterminator Mix)5:09
Vital Idol – US version (1987)
1."White Wedding (Parts I & II)" (Shotgun Mix)8:20
2."Mony Mony" (Downtown Mix)5:01
3."Hot in the City" (Exterminator Mix)5:09
4."Dancing with Myself" (Uptown Mix)5:57
5."Flesh for Fantasy" (Below the Belt Mix)7:04
6."To Be a Lover" (Mother of Mercy Mix)6:49
7."Love Calling" (Rub a Dub Dub Mix)5:33
8."Catch My Fall" (Remix Fix)4:56


Country Certification Sales
United States Platinum 1,000,000
United Kingdom Platinum 300,000

Vital Idol: Revitalized[edit]

Vital Idol: Revitalized
Remix album by Billy Idol
Released 28 September 2018
Recorded various
Genre Rock music
Label Capitol
Billy Idol chronology
Kings & Queens of the Underground
(2014)Kings & Queens of the Underground2014
Vital Idol: Revitalized

Vital Idol: Revitalized is a remixes compilation album by English rock vocalist Billy Idol released 28 September 2018. The album has been described as a "modern-day upgrade" of Vital Idol.

Track listing[edit]

1."White Wedding" (CRAY Remix)3:28
2."Dancing with Myself" (RAC Remix)3:33
3."Eyes Without a Face" (Tropkillaz Remix)3:50
4."Rebel Yell" (The Crystal Method Remix)5:23
5."(Do Not) Stand in the Shadows" (Moby Remix)4:21
6."Flesh for Fantasy" (St Francis Hotel Remix)3:37
7."Catch My Fall" (Juan Maclean Remix)5:31
8."One Breath Away" (Paul Oakenfold Remix)3:21
9."To Be a Lover" (DJDS Remix)3:04
10."Don't Need a Gun" (Shiba San Remix)3:26
11."Hot in the City" (Shotgun Mike Remix)3:09

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Various 28 September 2018 Capitol
16 November 2018 LP


  1. ^ a b c Steve Huey. "Vital Idol - Billy Idol | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  2. ^ "CG: Billy Idol". Robert Christgau. 1993-08-10. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  3. ^ Greg Prato (1955-11-30). "Billy Idol | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Vital Idol: Revitalized by Billy Idol". iTunes Store.