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Greatest Hits: 87-97
Hits 87–97
Greatest hits album by Kylie Minogue
Released 21 October 2003 (2003-10-21)
Recorded 1987-1997
Genre
  • Pop
  • dance
Length 146:30
Label
  • PWL
  • BMG
  • Jive
Kylie Minogue chronology
Greatest Hits 87-92
(2002)
Hits 87–97
(2003)
Greatest Hits 87-99
(2003)

"Greatest Hits: 87-97" was a greatest hits album by Kylie Minogue, released in November 2003 by PWL and BMG and distributed by Jive. The cover sleeve for the album was shot by British photographer Simon Fowler in 1990. The album includes songs from her first six studio albums, as well as a few remixes from her first 3 studio albums. The compilation also received positive reception from music critics.

BackgroundEdit

The compilation used a picture from Kylie's photoshoot with Simon Fowler in 1990.

An 'official' cover, designed by Kylie and her team was made available to download from her website and was also given away free inside copies of Heat magazine. Titled Vintage Kylie, the card insert bore the cheeky message "Like Kylie? Why not have the real thing!" A version of the compilation titled Best Of was also released in France, but withdrawn from sale on day of release...

Due to Kylie's release of her then-new album, Body Language, in February 2004, BMG re-released the compilation.

Critical responseEdit

Chris True from AllMusic gave the compilation four stars out of five, praised it as a "valid and well-represented (yet oddly out of chronological order) anthology of what Americans were missing" between the 15-year she first received success in the United States with "Locomotion" and then with "Can't Get You Out of My Head." "For those who were surprised by her sudden reappearance, this will fill in the picture quite nicely, and for those who just couldn't get enough of Minogue upon hearing her for the first time in 2002, Greatest Hits 87-97 will surely satisfy," he stated.0

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number 20. It has spent a total of 13 weeks overall on the chart.

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "I Should Be So Lucky" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Mike Stock
  • Matt Aitken
  • Peter Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
2. "The Loco-Motion" (7" Mix, from Kylie, 1988)
  • Gerry Goffin
  • Carole King
Stock Aitken Waterman  
3. "Hand on Your Heart" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
4. "Got to Be Certain" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
5. "Better the Devil You Know" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
6. "Wouldn't Change a Thing" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
7. "Celebration" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Robert Bell
  • James Taylor
  • Phil Harding
  • Ian Curnow
 
8. "Never Too Late" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
9. "What Do I Have to Do" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
10. "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" (from Kylie, 1988)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
11. "Where in the World?" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
12. "Step Back in Time" (from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
13. "Especially For You" (with Jason Donovan, from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
14. "Say the Word - I'll Be There"  
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
15. "Shocked" (DNA Mix, from Rhythm of Love, 1990)
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
16. "Word Is Out" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
17. "Made in Heaven"  
  • Stock
  • Aitken
  • Waterman
Stock Aitken Waterman  
18. "What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)" (from Greatest Hits, 1992)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Minogue
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
19. "Give Me Just a Little More Time" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Edyth Wayne
  • Ronald Dunbar
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
20. "Finer Feelings" (from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
21. "If You Were with Me Now" (featuring Keith Washington, from Let's Get to It, 1991)
  • Stock
  • Waterman
  • Minogue
  • Washington
  • Stock
  • Waterman
 
22. "Tears on My Pillow" (from Enjoy Yourself, 1989)
  • Sylvester Bradford
  • Al Lewis
Stock Aitken Waterman  
Disc two
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Confide in Me" (from Kylie Minogue, 1994)
  • Steve Anderson
  • Dave Seaman
  • Owain Barton
Brothers in Rhythm  
2. "Put Yourself In My Place" (from Kylie Minogue, 1994)Jimmy HarryHarry  
3. "Did It Again" (from Impossible Princess, 1997)
  • Minogue
  • Anderson
  • Seaman
Brothers in Rhythm  
4. "Breathe" (from Impossible Princess, 1997)
  • Minogue
  • Dave Ball
  • Ingo Vauk
  • Minogue
  • Ball
  • Vauk
 
5. "Hand on Your Heart" (W.I.P. 2002 Mix)    
6. "I Should Be So Lucky" (Extended Mix)    
7. "The Loco-Motion" (OZ Tour Mix)    
8. "Wouldn't Change a Thing" (The Espagna Mix)    
9. "Step Back in Time" (Harding/Curnow Remix)    
10. "Shocked" (Harding/Curnow Mix)    
11. "Better the Devil You Know" (Movers & Shakers Alternative 12" Mix)    
12. "What Do I Have to Do?" (Movers & Shakers 12" Mix)    

DVDEdit

Greatest Hits: 87-97
Greatest Hits 87-97 DVD
Video by Kylie Minogue
Released 26 November 2003 (2003-11-26)
Genre
  • Electronic
  • pop
Label
  • PWL
  • BMG
  • Jive
Kylie Minogue video chronology
KylieFever2002 DVD
(2002)
Greatest Hits 87-97 DVD
(2003)
Greatest Hits 87-99 DVD
(2003)

"Greatest Hits: 87-97" was also released as a DVD, containing 24 of Kylie's videos up to that point.

Track listingEdit

No. TitleDirector(s) Length
1. "I Should Be So Lucky"  Chris Langman  
2. "The Loco-Motion"  Chris Langman  
3. "Hand on Your Heart"  Chris Langman  
4. "Got to Be Certian"  Chris Langman  
5. "Better the Devil You Know"  Paul Goldman  
6. "Wouldn't Change a Thing"  Pete Cornish  
7. "Celebration"  Greg Masuak  
8. "Never Too Late"  Pete Cornish  
9. "What Do I Have to Do"  David Hogan  
10. "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi"  Chris Langman  
11. "Step Back in Time"  Nick Egan  
12. "Especially For You" (Featuring Jason Donovan)Chris Langman  
13. "Shocked"  David Hogan  
14. "Word Is Out"  James Le Bon  
15. "Made in Heaven"  Chris Langman  
16. "What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)"  Greg Masuak  
17. "Give Me Just a Little More Time"  Greg Masuak  
18. "Finer Feelings"  David Hogan  
19. "If You Were With Me Now" (Featuring Keith Washington)Greg Masuak  
20. "Tears on My Pillow"  Pete Cornish  
21. "Confide in Me"  Paul Boyd  
22. "Put Yourself in My Place"  Keir McFarlane  
23. "Did It Again"  Pedro Romhanyi  
24. "Breathe"  Kieran Evans  

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