The Ultimate Collection (Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music album)

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The Ultimate Collection
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Released7 November 1988
Label E'G (UK)
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The Ultimate Collection is a compilation album by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, first released in 1988.


Unlike the 1986 compilation album Street Life , which was predominantly Roxy Music material, The Ultimate Collection focuses more on Ferry's solo career. It includes the previously unreleased track "He'll Have to Go", which was released as a single by Ferry in 1989, and the track "Help Me" which had only been released as a single in the US in 1986.

The album peaked at number 6 in the UK and has been certified triple platinum by the BPI. [1]

Track listing

(All songs written by Bryan Ferry, except where noted)

  1. Bryan Ferry: "Let's Stick Together ('88 remix)" (Wilbert Harrison) – 2:55 (original version from Let's Stick Together , 1976)
  2. Bryan Ferry: "The 'In' Crowd" (Billy Page) – 4:34 (from Another Time, Another Place , 1974)
  3. Roxy Music: "Dance Away" – 3:45 (from Manifesto , 1979)
  4. Roxy Music: "Angel Eyes" (Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay) (edit) – 3:06 (from Manifesto , 1979)
  5. Bryan Ferry: "He'll Have to Go" (Joe & Audrey Allison) – 4:03 (previously unreleased, 1988)
  6. Bryan Ferry: "Tokyo Joe" – 3:54 (from In Your Mind , 1977)
  7. Roxy Music: "All I Want Is You" – 2:51 (from Country Life , 1974)
  8. Roxy Music: "Jealous Guy" (John Lennon) – 6:12 (from "Jealous Guy" A-side single, 1981)
  9. Bryan Ferry: "The Price of Love" (Don & Phil Everly) – 3:24 (from Let's Stick Together , 1976)
  10. Bryan Ferry: "Don't Stop the Dance" (Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies) – 4:20 (from Boys and Girls , 1985)
  11. Roxy Music: "Love Is the Drug" (Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay) – 4:04 (from Siren , 1975)
  12. Bryan Ferry: "This Is Tomorrow" – 3:35 (from In Your Mind , 1977)
  13. Bryan Ferry: "Slave to Love" – 4:27 (from Boys and Girls , 1985)
  14. Bryan Ferry: "Help Me" – 4:37 (US-only single release, 1986)
  15. Roxy Music: "Avalon" – 4:14 (from Avalon , 1982)
  16. Bryan Ferry: "More than This" – 4:30 (Bonus track on M6 interaction 1994 released, 1982)

Note: Some versions of the CD had alternate ordering of the tracks, with Dance Away being #15 instead of #3.


Chart (1988–95)Peak
Australian (ARIA Charts)9 [2]


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [2] 2× Platinum140,000^
France (SNEP) [3] Gold100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI) [4] 3× Platinum900,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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