The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself

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Annotation

Tracks 17-18 are 'exclusive' new tracks.

Annotation last modified on 2008-10-09 09:17 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
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1Dancing With Myself
engineer:
Nigel Walker (UK producer/engineer/guitarist)
producer:
Keith Forsey
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (in 1980-09)
orchestra:
Generation X (late 70s UK punk band)
phonographic copyright by:
Chrysalis Records (Don’t use as an imprint. Please use “Chrysalis” instead.) (in 1981), Chrysalis Records Ltd. (not for release label use! company behind the Chrysalis imprint) (in 1981) and Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1983)
recording of:
Dancing With Myself (in 1980-09)
writer:
Billy Idol and Tony James (UK bassist/guitarist)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd., Rare Blue Music Inc and Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group)
4.754:52
2Hot in the City
assistant engineer:
Steve Bates
engineer:
Brian Reeves
producer:
Keith Forsey
bass guitar:
Phil Feit
drums (drum set):
Steve Missal
guitar:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1982) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1982, in 2002)
recorded at and mixed at:
Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in Los Angeles, California, United States
music videos:
Hot in the City (uncensored version) by Billy Idol
recording of:
Hot in the City
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) and Rare Blue Music Inc
4.53:34
3White Wedding, Part 1
assistant engineer:
Steve Bates
engineer:
Brian Reeves
producer:
Keith Forsey
bass guitar:
Phil Feit
drums (drum set):
Steve Missal
guitar:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1982) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1982, in 2002)
recorded at and mixed at:
Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in Los Angeles, California, United States
music videos:
White Wedding, Pt. 1 by Billy Idol
recording of:
White Wedding
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd. and Rare Blue Music Inc
4.754:13
4Rebel Yell
engineer:
Michael Frondelli
producer:
Keith Forsey
mixer:
Dave Wittman
bass guitar:
Steve Webster (Canadian bassist, producer, composer, arranger & orchestrator) (in 1983)
bass, guitar and keyboard:
Steve Stevens (in 1983)
drums (drum set):
Thommy Price (in 1983)
keyboard:
Judi Dozier (in 1983)
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (in 1983)
arranger:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1983) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1983, in 1999)
recorded at:
Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States (in 1983)
mixed at:
Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States
music videos:
Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
recording of:
Rebel Yell (in 1983)
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd., Chrysalis Records Ltd. (not for release label use! company behind the Chrysalis imprint), Rare Blue Music, Rock Steady Music and Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
4.84:48
5Eyes Without a Face
engineer and mixer:
Dave Wittman
producer:
Keith Forsey
bass guitar:
Sal Cuevas
drums (drum set):
Thommy Price
guitar:
Steve Stevens
background vocals:
Perri Lister
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1983) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1999)
recorded at and mixed at:
Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States
music videos:
Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol
recording of:
Eyes Without a Face
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd., Rare Blue Music, Rock Steady Music, Sitting Pretty Music and Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
4.854:58
6Flesh for Fantasy
engineer:
Michael Frondelli
producer:
Keith Forsey
mixer:
Dave Wittman
bass guitar:
Steve Webster (Canadian bassist, producer, composer, arranger & orchestrator)
drums (drum set):
Thommy Price
guitar:
Steve Stevens
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1983), Chrysalis Records (Don’t use as an imprint. Please use “Chrysalis” instead.) (in 1984) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1999)
recorded at and mixed at:
Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States
music videos:
Flesh for Fantasy by Billy Idol
recording of:
Flesh for Fantasy
writer:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd., Rare Blue Music, Rock Steady Music and Sitting Pretty Music
4.84:38
7Catch My Fall
engineer:
Michael Frondelli
producer:
Keith Forsey
mixer:
Dave Wittman
bass:
Steve Webster (Canadian bassist, producer, composer, arranger & orchestrator) (in 1983)
bass, guitar and keyboard:
Steve Stevens (in 1983)
drums (drum set):
Thommy Price (in 1983)
keyboard:
Judi Dozier (in 1983)
saxophone:
Mars Williams (in 1983)
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (in 1983)
arranger:
Billy Idol
phonographic copyright by:
Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1983, in 1984, in 1999) and Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1984)
recorded at:
Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States (in 1983)
mixed at:
Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, New York, United States
music videos:
Catch My Fall by Billy Idol
recording of:
Catch My Fall (in 1983)
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) and Rare Blue Music
4.253:42
8To Be a Lover
programming:
Steve Stevens
engineer:
Dave Concors, Neil Dorfsman and Dave Wittman
producer:
Keith Forsey
assistant mixer:
Craig Vogel
mixer:
Gary Langan
bass and guitar:
Billy Idol (in 1986) and Steve Stevens (in 1986)
keyboard:
Steve Stevens (in 1986)
piano:
Richard Tee (in 1986)
synthesizer:
Keith Forsey (in 1986)
background vocals:
Jocelyn Brown (in 1986), Connie Harvey (in 1986) and Janet Wright (in 1986)
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (in 1986)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1986) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1986)
recorded at:
Right Track Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (in 1986)
mixed at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
music videos:
To Be a Lover by Billy Idol
cover recording of:
I Forgot to Be Your Lover (in 1986)
writer:
William Bell and Booker T. Jones
publisher:
East Memphis Music Corp., Irving Music, Inc., Rondor Music (London) Ltd. and Universal Music Publishing Group
3.53:54
9Don't Need a Gun
producer:
Keith Forsey
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1986)
music videos:
Don’t Need a Gun by Billy Idol
recording of:
Don’t Need a Gun
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd. and Rare Blue Music
5:25
10Sweet Sixteen
engineer:
Dave Concors, Neil Dorfsman and Dave Wittman
producer:
Keith Forsey
assistant mixer:
Craig Vogel
mixer:
Gary Langan
bass:
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (in 1986)
drums (drum set) and keyboard:
Keith Forsey (in 1986)
guitar:
Billy Idol (in 1986) and Steve Stevens (in 1986)
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (in 1986)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1986) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1987)
recorded at:
Right Track Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (in 1986)
mixed at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
music video for:
Sweet Sixteen by Billy Idol
recording of:
Sweet Sixteen (in 1986)
lyricist and composer:
Billy Idol
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music Group Inc., Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd. and Rare Blue Music
44:16
11Mony, Mony (live)
engineer:
Brian Reeves
producer:
Keith Forsey
lead vocals:
Billy Idol (in 1981-07)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1981), Chrysalis Records (Don’t use as an imprint. Please use “Chrysalis” instead.) (in 1981), Chrysalis Records Ltd. (not for release label use! company behind the Chrysalis imprint) (in 1981) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1987)
music videos:
Mony, Mony (live) by Billy Idol
live cover recording of:
Mony Mony (in 1981-07)
writer:
Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry and Tommy James (American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer)
publisher:
Big Seven Music Corp., EMI Music Publishing (WP) Ltd., EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and Planetary Nom (London) Ltd.
35:00
12Cradle of Love
additional bass programming:
Arthur Barrow
assistant engineer:
Bryant Arnett, Ian Minns and Craig Porteils (producer, engineer)
engineer and mixer:
Tommy Vicari
producer:
Keith Forsey
assistant mixer:
Craig Porteils (producer, engineer)
bass:
Vito (Bassist on Billy Idol’s album Charmed Life)
drums (drum set):
Keith Forsey
guitar:
Mark Younger-Smith
keyboard:
Arthur Barrow
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Keith Forsey and Billy Idol
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) (in 1990), Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1990) and Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (in 1990, in 2001)
recorded at:
Conway Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States and Oasis Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
mixed at:
Conway Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
music videos:
Cradle of Love (full‐length version) by Billy Idol
recording of:
Cradle of Love
writer:
Billy Idol and David Werner (American singer, songwriter and guitarist)
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated), Chrysalis Music Publishing Ltd., David Werner Music, Inc., EMI April Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing Ltd., EMI Songs Ltd. and TCF Music Publishing, Inc. (Twentieth Century Fox Music Publishing, Inc.; ASCAP)
3.94:40
13L.A. Woman
producer:
Keith Forsey
mixer:
Tommy Vicari
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Keith Forsey and Billy Idol
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1990)
music videos:
L.A. Woman by Billy Idol
cover recording of:
L.A. Woman
lyricist:
Jim Morrison (lead vocalist of the Doors)
composer:
John Densmore, Robby Krieger (American guitarist, member of The Doors), Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison (lead vocalist of the Doors)
publisher:
Doors Music Company and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
44:05
14Shock to the System
programming:
Robin Hancock, Billy Idol and Mark Younger-Smith
additional engineer:
Ross Donaldson
engineer, producer and mixer:
Robin Hancock
assistant mixer:
Mike Baumgartner and Ed Korengo
bass guitar:
Doug Wimbish
drums (drum set):
Tal Bergman (production music)
guitar:
Mark Younger-Smith
keyboard:
Robin Hancock, Billy Idol and Mark Younger-Smith
lead vocals:
Billy Idol
arranger:
Robin Hancock, Billy Idol and Mark Younger-Smith
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 1993), Capitol Records, LLC (not for release label use!) (in 1993, in 2001) and Chrysalis Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (in 1993)
mixed at:
A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
Shock to the System
writer:
Billy Idol and Mark Younger-Smith
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated), Chrysalis Music Group Inc., EMI April Music Inc., Marked Man Music, Shared Tune Unknown and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
4.53:38
15Speed
engineer:
Clif Norrell
producer:
Billy Idol, Ralph Sall and Steve Stevens
phonographic copyright by:
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (do not use as a release label! for copyrights use only) (in 1994)
recording of:
Speed
writer:
Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
publisher:
Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated), Sitting Pretty Music Inc. (administered by Warner Chappell Music Inc.) and TCF Music Publishing, Inc. (Twentieth Century Fox Music Publishing, Inc.; ASCAP)
4:18
16World Comin' Down
engineer:
Clif Norrell and Brian Reeves
producer:
Keith Forsey
mixer:
Brian Reeves
arranger:
Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and Brian Tichy
phonographic copyright by:
Sanctuary Records (US, 2000-2007) (in 2005)
mixed at:
Jungleroom in Glendale, California, United States
recording of:
World Comin' Down
writer:
Billy Idol and Brian Tichy
publisher:
Bad Trip Tunes, Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) and Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
43:34
17John Wayne
assistant recording engineer:
Micah Laughlin and Marcus Samperio
recording engineer and mixer:
Ryan Williams (US recording engineer/producer)
producer:
Josh Abraham
assistant mixer:
Marquis Laughlin and Micah Laughlin
bass and drums (drum set):
Brian Tichy
guitar:
Steve Stevens
keyboard:
Derek Sherinian
vocals:
Billy Idol
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 2008)
recorded at:
Pulse Recording in Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
John Wayne
writer:
Billy Idol, Derek Sherinian and Brian Tichy
4:15
18New Future Weapon
assistant recording engineer and assistant mixer:
Micah Laughlin and Marcus Samperio
recording engineer and mixer:
Ryan Williams (US recording engineer/producer)
producer:
Josh Abraham
bass and drums (drum set):
Brian Tichy
guitar:
Steve Stevens
keyboard:
Derek Sherinian
vocals:
Billy Idol
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (in 2008)
recorded at:
Pulse Recording in Los Angeles, California, United States
recording of:
New Future Weapon
writer:
Billy Idol and Brian Tichy
3:56