Billy Idol Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits
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CD Details

  • Released: March 26, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment 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'..."


  • 1.Dancing With Myself
  • 2.Mony Mony
  • 3.Hot In The City
  • 4.White Wedding (Part I)
  • 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
  • 11.Sweet Sixteen
  • 12.Cradle Of Love
  • 13.L.A. Woman
  • 14.Shock To The System
  • 15.Rebel Yell
  • 16.Don't You (Forget About Me)

Product Description:

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.
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  • Sales Rank: 96,225
  • UPC: 724352881222
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