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Ultimate Collection
Compilation album by Eurythmics
Released 7 November 2005
Recorded 1982-2005
Genre New Wave, Synth Pop
Length 79:50
Label SonyBMG, Arista (US)
Producer David A. Stewart
Professional reviews
Eurythmics chronology
Peace
(1999)
Ultimate Collection
(2005)
Boxed
(2005)

Ultimate Collection is the second greatest hits compilation album by the British pop duo Eurythmics, and was released in November 2005. This set preceded (by one week) the re-issuing of all eight Eurythmics back-catalogue albums originally released on the RCA/BMG label. These re-issues include remastered tracks and bonus material. The fact that the Ultimate Collection was closely connected to these re-issues is also the chief reason for the omission of "Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)". While that song gave Eurythmics a #4 hit in the UK in 1984 and was later featured on the previous Greatest Hits album released in 1991, it is actually taken from the 1984 Virgin Records soundtrack album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), Eurythmics' only album to date not to be released through RCA/BMG.

Unlike 1991's Greatest Hits, Ultimate Collection contains two newly-recorded songs and all of the tracks have been remastered.

One of the new songs recorded for this collection, "I've Got a Life", was released as a single. It entered the UK singles chart at number 14 and spent three weeks at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States.

Ultimate Collection peaked at no.5 on the UK album charts and was later certified Platinum by the BPI. It peaked at no.116 on the US Billboard 200.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart.[1]

  1. "I've Got a Life" – 4:05
  2. "Love Is a Stranger" – 3:42
  3. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" – 3:36
  4. "Who's That Girl?" – 3:44
  5. "Right By Your Side" – 3:49
  6. "Here Comes the Rain Again" – 4:51
  7. "Would I Lie to You?" – 4:26
  8. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" – 4:41
  9. "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (with Aretha Franklin) – 4:53
  10. "It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" – (3:47
  11. "When Tomorrow Comes" – 4:15
  12. "Thorn in My Side" – 4:13
  13. "The Miracle of Love" – 4:35
  14. "Missionary Man" – 3:47
  15. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" – 3:52
  16. "I Need a Man" – 4:23
  17. "I Saved the World Today" – 4:26
  18. "17 Again" – 4:20
  19. "Was It Just Another Love Affair?" – 3:50

Personnel

  • Mastered By, remastered by - Ian Cooper
  • Producer - Adam Williams (track 2), David A. Stewart (tracks: 1 to 16, 19), Eurythmics (tracks: 17, 18)

Chart performance

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 5
U.S. Billboard 200 116
Australia 14
Switzerland 24
Sweden 14
Austria 29
Denmark 14
Netherlands 40
Belgium 12
Finland 40
France 17
Italy 9
New Zealand 6

Certifications

Organization Level
BPI (UK) Platinum

References

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