The Best of Keane

The Best of Keane is the first official compilation album by British group Keane.[1] It was released on 11 November 2013 through Island Records. The album contains all of the singles from the band's first four studio albums, Hopes and Fears, Under the Iron Sea, Perfect Symmetry and Strangeland (with the exception of "The Lovers Are Losing" and "Better Than This", which are replaced by "My Shadow" from the Night Train EP and "Hamburg Song" from Under the Iron Sea), plus two new songs: "Higher Than the Sun" and "Won't Be Broken", written during the Strangeland era. The deluxe version of the album includes a second disc with all B-sides (excluding "She Opens Her Eyes" from This Is the Last Time, "Untitled 2" from Bedshaped, "Tyderian" from Nothing in My Way and some covers, remixes and live releases) and an unreleased song titled "Russian Farmer's Song".

The Best of Keane
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Greatest hits album by
Released11 November 2013
Recorded2001–12
Genre
LabelIsland Records
Keane chronology
Strangeland
(2012)
The Best of Keane
(2013)
Cause and Effect
(2019)
Singles from The Best of Keane
  1. "Higher Than the Sun"
    Released: 28 September 2013
  2. "Won't Be Broken"
    Released: 20 January 2014

BackgroundEdit

The purpose of the compilation album is to celebrate the first 10 years of Keane's career, which began with the release of their first commercial single with Fierce Panda Records, "Everybody's Changing", in 2003. It is the first compilation album ever released by the band.

PromotionEdit

The album is promoted by the single "Higher Than the Sun",[2] which first aired on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 show on 27 September 2013, and was released digitally on 28 September 2013.[3]

Track listingEdit

Standard Edition
No.TitleOriginally fromLength
1."Everybody's Changing"Hopes and Fears3:35
2."Somewhere Only We Know"Hopes and Fears3:55
3."Bend and Break"Hopes and Fears3:38
4."Bedshaped"Hopes and Fears4:35
5."This Is the Last Time"Hopes and Fears3:27
6."Atlantic"Under the Iron Sea4:10
7."Is It Any Wonder?"Under the Iron Sea3:05
8."Nothing in My Way"Under the Iron Sea3:59
9."Hamburg Song"Under the Iron Sea4:37
10."Crystal Ball"Under the Iron Sea3:53
11."A Bad Dream"Under the Iron Sea5:02
12."Try Again"Under the Iron Sea4:27
13."Spiralling" (Radio Edit)Perfect Symmetry3:24
14."Perfect Symmetry"Perfect Symmetry5:11
15."My Shadow"Night Train4:49
16."Silenced by the Night"Strangeland3:16
17."Disconnected"Strangeland3:56
18."Sovereign Light Café" (Radio Edit)Strangeland3:28
19."Higher Than the Sun"New song3:21
20."Won't Be Broken"New song3:42
Deluxe Edition (bonus disc)
No.TitleOriginally fromLength
1."Snowed Under""Somewhere Only We Know"3:49
2."Walnut Tree""Somewhere Only We Know"3:37
3."Fly to Me""Everybody's Changing"5:32
4."To the End of the Earth""Everybody's Changing"3:02
5."The Way You Want It""Everybody's Changing"3:16
6."Something in Me Was Dying""Bedshaped"4:46
7."Allemande""This Is the Last Time"4:23
8."Let It Slide""Is It Any Wonder?"4:09
9."He Used to Be a Lovely Boy""Is It Any Wonder?"3:36
10."Thin Air""Nothing in My Way"3:56
11."The Iron Sea" (Magic Shop Version)"Crystal Ball"4:29
12."Maybe I Can Change""Crystal Ball"3:55
13."Time to Go""The Lovers Are Losing"3:49
14."Staring at the Ceiling""Perfect Symmetry"3:50
15."Myth""Silenced by the Night"4:54
16."Difficult Child""Sovereign Light Café"3:44
17."Sea Fog" (Live in Mexico City)"Disconnected"3:41
18."Russian Farmer's Song"Previously unreleased6:34

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Higher Than The Sun to be new single". Keanemusic.com. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Hear the new single, Higher Than The Sun". Keanemusic.com. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
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  7. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 46, 2013". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Keane – The Best of Keane". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Keane – The Best of Keane". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
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  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2013". Ultratop. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  14. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Keane in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and The Best of Keane in the box under TÍTULO
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Keane – The Best of Keane". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Best of Keane in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.