Greatest Hits & Interpretations

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Greatest Hits & Interpretations
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Greatest hits album by
Released7 April 2017 (2017-04-07)
Recorded1988–2017
Genre Pop
Label Positive Dream, EMI Music Australia
Tina Arena chronology
Eleven
(2015)
Greatest Hits & Interpretations
(2017)
Quand tout Recommence
(2018)

Greatest Hits & Interpretations is the fifth compilation album by Australian singer Tina Arena, released by EMI Music Australia on 7 April 2017. The album is a 2-CD set—the first contains 17 of Arena's hits; the second is an album of interpretations. The interpretations disc includes a duet with Dannii Minogue, singing with Arena for the first time since Young Talent Time . [1] The album was certified gold in Australia in 2019.

Contents

Background and release

2017 marks Arena's 40th year in music and the 40th anniversary of her first album, Tiny Tina and Little John . On 2 March, via her Instagram, Arena said: "This year I'm celebrating 40 years in showbiz, who would have thought that 9 year old girl on TV four decades ago would end up here? I couldn't let this year pass without doing something really special, so we've created a new double album". She added "Disc 1 is called 'Retrospective' and it is a definitive collection of all my singles. Disc 2 is called 'Reimagine' and it features some of my favorite musicians, reinterpreting songs from my career". [2]

In a further statement Arena said, "The whole premise of this record for me was about the other artists, how the other artists perceived that body of work. It was about them having the freedom to be able to do it the way they want to do it". Reflecting on the project, Arena adds, "I've always been my harshest critic, that will never change. For me it's all about the quality of the songwriting – it's got to make you feel something and this collection makes me feel something. And I go, "Yes, I've done okay"... I'm proud of the collaborations I've had, of the things I've learned, of the things I continue to learn. I've loved working with the people I've worked with over the years. It's really fulfilling." [3]

The album became available for pre-order on 3 March 2017 and came with the instant grat track "Wouldn't It Be Good", lifted from Arena's 2008 album, Songs of Love & Loss 2 .

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Cameron Adams from the Herald Sun said: "This new career overview demonstrates Arena is still fearless - and peerless", adding: "'Chains' should sit with 'You're the Voice' and 'The Horses' as a national anthem." [4]

Jeff Jenkins from Stack Magazine called the album "glorious". [6]

David from AuspOp said the album "includes all her biggest hits spanning almost 30 years, but it also contains some incredible covers by some incredible artists." adding "Whoever came up with this idea is a genius." David said "Everything you’ve ever loved about Tina features across all her greatest hits" but said it's the second disc "where things get really interesting" saying "(the) interpretations of Tina’s songs are so incredibly diverse and breathe new life into her tunes." [5]

Track listing

Greatest Hits (Retrospective)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Need Your Body" Doug Brady, Ross Inglis4:03
2."The Machine's Breaking Down"Doug Brady, Ross Inglis4:35
3."Strong as Steel" Diane Warren 5:05
4."Chains" Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel4:21
5."Sorrento Moon (I Remember)"Tina Arena, David Tyson, Christopher Ward 4:53
6."Heaven Help My Heart" (radio edit)Tina Arena, Dean McTaggart, David Tyson4:29
7."Wasn't It Good"Tina Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde5:13
8."Burn"Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel4:44
9."Now I Can Dance" (single edit)Tian Arena, David Tyson4:05
10."If I Didn't Love You"Tina Arena, David Tyson, Christopher Ward5:01
11."Soul Mate #9"Peter Amato, Tina Arena, Desmond Child 3:25
12."Symphony of Life"Tina Arena, Peter-John Vettese 4:43
13."Never (Past Tense)" (Roc Project featuring Tina Arena)Ray Roc Checo, Aida Lorenzo-Checo, Pamela Lewis, Sam Onervas, Petra Hallberg, Max Reich3:44
14."You Set Fire to My Life" Anders Wollbeck, Mattias Lindblom, Tina Arena4:13
15."Only Lonely"Tina Arena, Alex Hope, Roberto De Sá 3:22
16."Reset All"Tina Arena, Hunter Nixon, Lindsay Rimes3:46
17."I Want to Love You"Tina Arena, Jon Hume, Hayley Warner, Ben Fielding, Tom Jordan, Penelope Austin 5:12
Interpretations (Reimagine)
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."If I Didn't Love You"Tina Arena, David Tyson, Christopher Ward Morgan Evans 3:33
2."Sorrento Moon"Tina Arena, David Tyson, Christopher Ward Dannii Minogue featuring Tina Arena3:36
3."Still Running"Tina Arena, Hayley Warner, Louis Schoorl Clare Bowen 4:06
4."Chains"Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve WerfelTina Arena, Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas 4:01
5."Only Lonely"Tina Arena, Alex Hope, Roberto De SáAlex Hope3:27
6."Wasn't It Good"Tina Arena, Heather Field, Robert Parde Ben Abraham and Ainslie Wills 4:04
7."I Need Your Body"Doug Brady, Ross Inglis David Thibault 4:35
8."When You're Ready"Tina Arena, Jon Hume, Kate Miller-Heidke Jimmy Barnes 3:57
9."Burn"Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel Katie Noonan 4:48
10."Heaven Help My Heart"Tina Arena, David Tyson, Dean McTaggart Kate Miller-Heidke 4:33
11."Wouldn't It Be Good" Nik Kershaw Tina Arena3:52
12."I Want to Know What Love Is" Mick Jones Tina Arena6:20
13."Show Me Heaven" Maria McKee, Eric Rackin, Jay Rifkin Tina Arena4:19
14."Never Tear Us Apart" Andrew Farriss, Michael Hutchence Tina Arena2:50

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2017)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [7] 2
Australian Artist Albums (ARIA)11

1 Chart only recognises sales by Australian artists.

Year-end charts

Chart (2017)Position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [8] 33

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [9] Gold35,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label and editions
RegionDateFormat(s)LabelCatalogue
Australia7 April 2017Positive Dream, EMI Music Australia 5747997

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