2006: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION

The Platinum Collection

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)
Give Me Back My Heart
Hand Held In Black And White
Videotheque
Give Me Some Kinda Magic
Second Time Around (Long Version)
Pink And Blue
Don't Change Your Life
Radio
The Girls Are Out To Get Ya
Young Love
You Take My Breath Away
Takin' A Chance On You
Living A Life Of Dreams
Dangerous Blondes (Long Version)
Two Hearts
Hand Held In Black And White (Extended Version)
Give Me Some Kinda Magic (2006 Mix)
Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) (Demo Version)

Label: Warner Bros / Catalogue No: 2564-63592-2 / Formats: CD


At long last Warner Bros finally relented and released some of Dollar's back catalogue onto CD. This compilation features all the singles from Dollar's Warner Bros association, as well as album tracks from both 'The Paris Collection' and 'The Dollar Album'. All of the tracks have been fully remastered and the sound is truly amazing. Also included is the Japanese only single 'Two Hearts', 'Living A Life Of Dreams' ('Videotheque b-side) and the 12" version of 'Hand Held In Black And White'. Warners were considering releasing a Dollar compilation and just happened to speak to Andy Hill about it, who recommended Dean Murphy (Bucks Fizz producer) for the job. Dean accepted the job and asked Dollar Oracle Alan Connor (who also wrote the sleeve notes) to assist him. The final result is this compilation featuring some of the best tracks Dollar ever recorded together. Dean Murphy has also created a 2006 remix of 'Give Me Some Kinda Magic' for this release. He has ingeniously given it a contemporary feel, yet cleverly bringing it up to date at the same time. The previously unreleased long versions to 'Second Time Around' and 'Dangerous Blondes' make you think why they weren't released like this back in 1982. The CD finishes with a previously unreleased demo version of 'Mirror Mirror' making this an essential 'must have' for every Dollar fan. Warner Bros have stated that if this compilation sells well they will consider releasing both 'The Paris Collection' and 'The Dollar Album' in their entirety. And as pre-sales for this release are already nearing 5000 copies, it looks like Dollar fans have got a lot more to look forward to.


A few months after it's release 'The Platinum Collection' was released as a double pack together with the Modern Romance Platinum Collection CD.


2006: MIRROR MIRROR

Mirror Mirror

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Hand Held In Black And White

Ring Ring

Shooting Star

Give Me Back My Heart

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Videotheque

Addicted To Love

O L'Amour

Takin' A Chance On You

We Walked In Love

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

Label: Dynamic / Catalogue No: DYN 2716 / Formats: CD


Another CD to feature the re-recordings. This compilation features the re-recorded version of 'Give Me Back My Heart', which has not been included on any previous re-recording compilation CD.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


2003: THE BEST OF DOLLAR/BUCKS FIZZ BACK TO BACK

The Best Of Dollar/Bucks Fizz Back To Back

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

O L'Amour

Shooting Star

Kiss

Videotheque

Hand Held In Black And White

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Making Your Mind Up

The Land Of Make Believe

My Camera Never Lies

If You Can't Stand The Heat

When We Were Young

New Beginning

I Hear Talk

Piece Of The Action

Label: Pegasus / Catalogue No: PEG CD 429 / Formats: CD


This CD contains eight Dollar and eight Bucks Fizz re-recordings featuring David all of which have appeared on previous releases. The Bucks Fizz tracks were recorded during David's time in the group with Mike Nolan.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


2002: SHOOTING STARS THE DOLLAR COLLECTION

Shooting Stars The Dollar Collection

Overture

Shooting Star

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Ring Ring

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

O L'Amour

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I Need Your Love

Love Street

Star Control

Tokyo

Sugar Sugar

Living Each Day For You

Love Tonight

Platinum Rap

Dia Y Noche

Talking 'bout Love

Love One Another

B-Beat

Don't Ask Ronnie

Label: Castle Music (Sanctuary Records Group) / Catalogue No: CMRCD 411 / Formats: CD


Even though there are still no WEA recordings included on this CD it's the best Dollar compilation to date. It's clear to see that a lot more thought and effort has been put into it. All 20 tracks included have been remastered and the quality is excellent. The bonus tracks include two b-sides released on CD for the first time ('Talking 'bout Love' and 'Love One Another'). It also contains Thereza's first solo recording 'Don't Ask Ronnie' which is released commercially for the first time.
The picture disc CD comes with a foldout booklet containing a host a colour pictures (all of which were taken from this website). Also included is a discography and detailed biography. This CD may not include any WEA recordings but it's certainly a large step in the right direction.


2000: SHOOTING STAR THE DOLLAR COLLECTION

Shooting Star The Dollar Collection

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

O L'Amour

Overture

Shooting Star

Tokyo

Star Control

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

I Need Your Love

Ring Ring

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Love Street

Living Each Day For You

Sugar Sugar

Love Tonight

B-Beat

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

Dia Y Noche

Platinum Rap

Label: Crimson / Catalogue No: CRIMCD269 / Formats: CD


This Dollar compilation released on the Crimson label was the first since 1997's 'Love Tonight' CD to feature original Dollar recordings, although it's the usual tracks served up once again. It's well presented however with a threefold booklet which contains a detailed Dollar biography and an additional picture. It's strange that 'We Walked In Love' is stated on the front cover giving the impression that it's included on the disc, but unfortunately it isn't. The CD features the same version of 'It's Nature's Way' that was included on the 'Shooting Star' CD released in 1995.


2000: THE VERY BEST OF DOLLAR

The Very Best Of Dollar

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Shooting Star

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

We Walked In Love

Takin' A Chance On You

Hand Held In Black And White

O L'Amour

Videotheque

Ring Ring

Outta My Head, Outta My Heart

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

She Said She Said

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Label: First Budget International / Catalogue No: FBS037 / Formats: CD


Another release to feature David's re-recorded Dollar and solo tracks.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


1999: GREATEST HITS

Greatest Hits

Shooting Star

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Hand Held In Black And White

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Ring Ring

We Walked In Love

O L'Amour

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

Takin' A Chance On You

Outta My Head, Outta My Heart

No Dull Moments

She Said She Said

Addicted to Love

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

Label: Bellevue Entertainment / Catalogue No: 10308-2 / Formats: CD


This 'Greatest Hits' compilation features Thereza on the cover and the picture disc but doesn't contain any original Dollar recordings, only a selection of David's re-recorded Dollar and solo tracks.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


1998: GREATEST HITS

Greatest Hits

Shooting Star

Hand Held In Black And White

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

We Walked In Love

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

She Said She Said

Outta My Head, Outta My Heart

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

Takin' A Chance On You

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

Videotheque

O L'Amour

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Kiss

Label: Pegasus / Catalogue No: PEG CD 143 / Formats: CD


This 'Greatest Hits' compilation again features Thereza on the cover, but contains the same re-recordings as the 1997 CD 'The Best Of Dollar'.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


1998: THE BEST OF DOLLAR

The Best Of Dollar

Shooting Star

We Walked In Love

Ring Ring

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Hand Held In Black And White

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Takin' A Chance On You

Outta My Head, Outta My Heart

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

O L'Amour

No Dull Moments

She Said She Said

Addicted To Love

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Label: Elap Music Ltd / Catalogue No: 16309CD / Formats: CD


'The Best Of Dollar' features a selection of David's re-recorded Dollar and solo tracks.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


1997: THE BEST OF DOLLAR

The Best Of Dollar

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Shooting Star

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

We Walked In Love

Takin' A Chance On You

Hand Held In Black And White

O L'Amour

Videotheque

Kiss

Outta My Head, Outta My Heart

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

She Said She Said

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Label: K-Tel / Catalogue No: ECD 3370 / Formats: CD & Cassette


'The Best Of Dollar' compilation released in 1997 features most of the re-recordings included on the 1997 CD 'Dollar'. It was also the first CD to feature re-recordings of 'Mirror Mirror', 'Hand Held In Black And White' and 'Videotheque'.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


1997: DOLLAR

Dollar

Shooting Star

We Walked In Love

Ring Ring

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Kiss

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Takin' A Chance On You

Outta My Head, Outta My Heart

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

O L'Amour

No Dull Moments

She Said She Said

Addicted To Love

I Don't Want Our Love Thing To Die

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Label: Hallmark / Catalogue No: 306142 / Formats: CD & Cassette


The first CD to feature David's re-recordings of Dollar and solo tracks, plus a few new recordings was released in 1997. One of the the new tracks 'Outta My Head, Outta My Heart' was co-written by Hazell Dean. This CD was later re-released in 2000 with a clear spine.

(Thereza Bazar is not featured on this CD).


1997: LOVE TONIGHT

Love Tonight

Shooting Star

Tokyo

Star Control

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

I Need Your Love

Ring Ring

Love Street

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Love Tonight

Sugar Sugar

Platinum Rap

Living Each Day For You

Dia Y Noche

O L'Amour

Label: Laserlight / Catalogue No: 21 062 / Formats: CD


The 'Love Tonight' compilation contains fifteen original Dollar recordings. It features the same track listing as 'The Collection' released in 1992 but without 'Overture' included.


1995: SHOOTING STAR

Shooting Star

Overture

Shooting Star

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

O L'Amour

Sugar Sugar

I Need Your Love

B-Beat

Ring Ring

It's Nature's Way (No Problem)

Star Control

Tokyo

Dia Y Noche

Love Street

Living Each Day For You

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Label: Spectrum Music / Catalogue No: 550748-2 / Formats: CD


This compilation features nearly all the same tracks as 1992's 'The Collection'. The only difference being the removal of two b-sides and the inclusion of 'B-Beat' (O L'Amour b-side), and a slightly different version of 'It's Nature's Way (No Problem)'.


1992: DOLLAR THE COLLECTION

Dollar The Collection

Overture

Shooting Star

Tokyo

Star Control

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

I Need Your Love

Ring Ring

Love Street

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Love Tonight

Sugar Sugar

Platinum Rap

Living Each Day For You

Dia Y Noche

O L'Amour

Label: Castle Communications / Catalogue No: CCSCD 320 / Formats: CD & Cassette


The first Dollar compilation to be released on CD was issued by Castle Communications in 1992. It contains the whole of the 'Shooting Stars' album plus 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and 'O L'Amour'. It also features a few b-sides and two previously unreleased tracks 'Sugar Sugar' and 'Living Each Day For You'.


1982: DOLLAR (GERMAN ONLY RELEASE)

Dollar

Videotheque

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Anyone Who's Anyone

Hand Held In Black And White

Give Me Back My Heart

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Label: WEA Records / Catalogue No: 24-0078-1 / Formats: LP


This German only mini album released in 1982 features six tracks from 'The Dollar Album'.


1982: THE BRIGHTEST DOLLAR (JAPANESE ONLY RELEASE)

The Brightest Dollar

Shooting Star

Takin' A Chance On You

Tokyo

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Hand Held In Black And White

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

The Girls Are Out To Get Ya

I Need Your Love

Ring Ring

Heartbeat (Love Me Slowly)

Label: WEA Records / Catalogue No: P-11166 / Formats: LP


This Japanese only compilation released in 1982 on the WEA label features ten tracks taken from Dollar's three studio albums and comes complete with two inserts. The first insert is in black and white and features a short Dollar biography in Japanese, plus lyrics to all the tracks in English. The second insert features the same biography (again in Japanese) but comes with a colour cover.


1982: THE DOLLAR ALBUM (JAPANESE RELEASE)

The Dollar Album (Japanese Release)

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Give Me Back My Heart

Hand Held In Black And White

Two Hearts

I Got Your Number Wrong

Guessing Games

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Videotheque

Dangerous Blondes

You Made Me Love You

Anyone Who's Anyone

Second Time Around

Label: WEA Records / Catalogue No: P-11228 / Formats: LP


The Japanese version of 'The Dollar Album' was released by WEA records in 1982 and contains twelve tracks. What makes this different to the UK/European release is the fact that 'Pink And Blue' has been replaced with a very slightly different version of 'Two Hearts' (more drum beats on the intro). The album comes complete with a two page insert featuring a Dollar biography in Japanese and lyrics to all tracks in English.


1982: THE DOLLAR ALBUM

The Dollar Album

Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

Give Me Back My Heart

Hand Held In Black And White

Pink And Blue

I Got Your Number Wrong

Guessing Games

Give Me Some Kinda Magic

Videotheque

Dangerous Blondes

You Made Me Love You

Anyone Who's Anyone

Second Time Around

Label: WEA Records / Catalogue No: DTV 1 / Formats: LP & Cassette


Dollar's third and final studio album (to date) contains no less than five UK Top 40 hit singles. A great part of the albums success was down to Trevor Horn, who's writing and producing skills created such pop classics as 'Mirror Mirror', 'Give Me Back My Heart', 'Videotheque' and 'Hand Held In Black And White'. The rest of the album was written and produced by Dollar themselves including the albums last hit single 'Give Me Some Kinda Magic'. This album contains some great vocals by both Thereza and David. In particular Thereza's stunning vocals at the end of 'Give Me Back My Heart', which was apparently recorded in just one take.


1982: THE VERY BEST OF DOLLAR

The Very Best Of Dollar

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

I Need Your Love

Ring Ring

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Love Street

Overture

Shooting Star

Tokyo

Star Control

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Label: Carrere Records / Catalogue No: CAL 3001 / Formats: LP & Cassette


This album was released by Carrere records to cash in on the success Dollar were having with WEA records. It's basically a re-release of the 'Shooting Stars' album with the additional track 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand'. Although Dollar were no longer signed to Carrere records in 1982 the track 'Ring Ring' was released as a single around the same time.


1980: THE PARIS COLLECTION

The Paris Collection

Radio

The Girls Are Out To Get Ya

Young Love

You Take My Breath Away

Love At The First Sight

Takin' A Chance On You

Ebony

No Man's Land

Don't Change Your Life

Heartbeat (Love Me Slowly)

Label: WEA Records / Catalogue No: K58246 / Formats: LP & Cassette


All ten tracks on Dollar's second album 'The Paris Collection' were written by Thereza and David themselves, they also produced most of the album together with Greg Walsh. Three singles were released from this album in the UK although none of them, nor the album made it into the Top 40. In my opinion this album contains some of the best tracks they ever recorded together including 'Takin' A Chance On You', 'You Take My Breath Away', 'Ebony' and 'Radio'. The album came with a free poster and at the time of it's release the record company ran a competition to win a day in Paris with Dollar.


1979: SHOOTING STARS

Shooting Stars

Overture

Shooting Star

Tokyo

Star Control

Who Were You With In The Moonlight

I Need Your Love

Ring Ring

Love's Gotta Hold On Me

Love Street

Label: Carrere Records / Catalogue No: CAL 111 / Formats: LP & Cassette


Dollar's first album 'Shooting Stars' was released in 1979 and contains three hit singles including their first self-penned hit 'Love's Gotta Hold On Me'. The album was produced by Christopher Neil who later went on to produce the likes of Sheena Easton and Celine Dion. This album was released with a gatefold sleeve in both France and Germany.