CD Greatest Hits [Billy Idol] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 923023),
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Greatest Hits [Billy Idol] [CD] [1 disc]

  • 1. Dancing with Myself
    2. Mony Mony - (alternate take)
    3. Hot in the City
    4. White Wedding, Pt. 1
    5. Rebel Yell
    6. Eyes Without a Face
    7. Flesh for Fantasy
    8. Catch My Fall
    9. To Be a Lover
    10. Don't Need a Gun - (single edit)
    11. Sweet Sixteen
    12. Cradle of Love
    13. L.A. Woman - (single edit)
    14. Shock to the System
    15. Rebel Yell - (acoustic version)
    16. Don't You (Forget About Me) - (previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 28812

  • Credits
    EngineerBrian Reeves

    Producer: Keith Forsey, Robin Hancock.
    Compilation producer: Kevin Flaherty.
    Recorded between 1983 & 1993. Includes liner notes by Ben Edmonds.
    Digitally remastered by Kevin Bartley & Keith Forsey.
    Personnel: Billy Idol (vocals, guitar); Mark Younger-Smith, Steve Stevens (guitar); Julian Beeston , Keith Forsey (programming).
    Liner Note Author: Ben Edmonds.
    Photographers: Peter Gravelle; Neal Preston.
    Though he made his initial splash as the singer for UK pop-punks Generation X in the late-'70s, Billy Idol's greatest success came as a solo artist. In the '80s, Idol took punk's bad-boy attitude and merged it with the pop accessibility of new wave to produce a stream of huge hits. All of Idol's biggies are included here, and when they're gathered together in one place, they serve as a reminder of just how strong his popcraft was.
    From the turbo-charged R&B of "Mony Mony" to the goth-tinged "White Wedding" and the somewhat surreal balladry of "Eyes Without a Face," this is Idol at his finest. With his Elvis sneer, Jim Morrison baritone, and Iggy-on-steroids image, he was the ultimate '80s rock poster boy, and GREATEST HITS proves that he had the tunes to back up that carefully constructed image.

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (6/01, p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...This is effectively 1988's 11-track compilation IDOL SONGS, with just 5 numbers added, including a live acoustic 'Rebel Yell' and, oddly, a completely new version of Simple Minds' 'Don't You Forget About Me'..."
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