Goodbye to the Island

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Goodbye to the Island
Goodbye to the Island Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1981
Recorded1979–1980
Genre Country, rock
Length42:02
Label RCA
Producer
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Diamond Cut
(1979)
Goodbye to the Island
(1981)
Faster Than the Speed of Night
(1983)
Singles from Goodbye to the Island
  1. "I Believe in Your Sweet Love"
    Released: 7 October 1979
  2. "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean"
    Released: November 1979
  3. "I'm Just a Woman"
    Released: 3 October 1980
  4. "Goodbye to the Island"
    Released: 9 January 1981
Professional ratings
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Goodbye to the Island is the fourth studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It became her final work with RCA Records after it was released in January 1981. Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe wrote the majority of songs for the album, and co-produced the record with Hugh Murphy.

Contents

Music critics described the album as "more upbeat" than her previous album Diamond Cut (1979). Goodbye to the Island had the weakest sales of all albums Tyler released through RCA, only charting in Norway at number 38.

Promotion

Singles

The album's lead single, "I Believe in Your Sweet Love" was released in November 1979. It reached number 138 on the US Record World chart in December 1979, [2] and 27 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary chart in February 1980. [3]

Tyler won the World Popular Song Festival with "Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean" when she represented the United Kingdom. It was then released as a single in November 1979.

The final two singles, "I'm Just a Woman" and "Goodbye to the Island", failed to chart worldwide.

Track listing

All tracks produced by Hugh Murphy, Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, except "I'm Just a Woman" and "We Danced on the Ceiling" produced by Hugh Murphy.

Goodbye to the Island Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm Just a Woman"
5:08
2."We Danced on the Ceiling"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
4:58
3."Wild Love" Iain Sutherland 3:51
4."The Closer You Get" Chris Rea 3:51
5."Sometimes When We Touch"4:19
6."Goodbye to the Island"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:13
7."Wild Side of Life"
  • Arlie Carter
  • William Warren
3:46
8."A Whiter Shade of Pale"4:29
9."Sitting on the Edge of the Ocean"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:19
10."I Believe in Your Sweet Love"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
4:22
Total length:42:02
Goodbye to the Island 2009 re-release (bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Come On, Give Me Lovin'"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:21
12."Get Out of My Head"
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
4:16
13."I Believe in Your Sweet Love" (Single Version)
  • Scott
  • Wolfe
3:42

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1981)Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) [4] 38

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. "Record World Singles" (PDF). Retrieved 11 June 2019.
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  4. "Norwegiancharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – Goodbye to the Island". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 April 2015.