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Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Kylie Minogue
Released 24 August 1992 (1992-08-24)
Recorded 1987-1992
Genre
  • Pop
  • dance
  • R&B
  • freestyle
  • new jack swing
Length 77:26
Label
  • PWL
  • Mushroom
Producer(s)
  • Stock Aitken Waterman
  • Phil Harding
  • Ian Cunrow
Kylie Minogue chronology
The Kylie Collection
(1988)
Greatest Hits
(1992)
Hits+
(2000)
Alternative cover
Greatest Hits Alt
Australian cover
Singles from Greatest Hits
1. What Kind of Fool
10 August 1992
2. Celebration
16 November 1992

"Greatest Hits" is the first greatest hits album by Kylie Minogue, released in 1992. It contains nineteen singles from her first four studio albums Kylie, Enjoy Yourself, Rhythm of Love and Let's Get to It, as well as three new songs recorded specifically for inclusion on this album. The album was largely written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman team, and its release marked the end of Kylie's professional relationship with them. It contained all her single releases to date including the Japan only single, "Turn It into Love", featured on Kylie's first studio album in 1988.

Greatest Hits entered the UK Albums Chart at number-one, becoming Kylie's third number-one album in the United Kingdom. It charted there for ten weeks and was later certified platinum for shipments of 300,000 copies. The album was also successful in Australia, debuting and peaking at number three and charting for fifteen weeks. It was later certified platinum for shipments exceeding 70,000 copies, by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

The album was re-released in 2002 and remastered to celebrate not only ten years since its original release and also fifteen years since Kylie's first single. For the re-release, there were two discs. Disc one included her early hits from the late '80s and early '90s, whereas the second disc featured remixes of some of her biggest hits, including the Techno Rave Remix of "Celebration". The tracks on disc one are in different order and the album cover is different. There were two extra songs included. "Made in Heaven", released with "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" in 1988 and a b-side called "Say The Word - I'll Be There", originally featured on the "Word Is Out" single in 1991.

This compilation was superseded by 2004's Ultimate Kylie collection, with only seven tracks not being included on that 2-CD set.

BackgroundEdit

The album was promoted with two singles, "What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)" and "Celebration", originally a hit for Kool & The Gang in 1980. In Australia, the album was released with completely different artwork and was available as a limited edition digi-pack. A limited edition was also available in Australia with the Kylie's Non-Stop History 50+1 remix album as a bonus disc and the original album was later re-issued again with the original UK artwork in 1998.

In the 2009 iTunes re-release, the single versions of the tracks have been put in place of the album versions, including a rare single version of "It's No Secret" put in place of the original album version. The album was re-issued again in 2011 with an altered track list for the South African leg of Kylie's Aphrodite World Tour.

SinglesEdit

The first single was "What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)". It was released in the United Kingdom in August 1992 and peaked at number fourteen in the UK Singles Chart. The release was backed with the fan-favourite "Things Can Only Get Better".

The second and final single was "Celebration", a cover of Kool & the Gang's hit. It was released in November 1992 and peaked at number twenty in the UK Singles Chart. It was also Minogue's last single for PWL.

Chart performanceEdit

The album is Kylie's third number one album in the United Kingdom, after Kylie (1988) and Enjoy Yourself (1989).

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