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Following release of their only Sky compilation by their parent company BMG, Ariola Records passed their rights to the Sky catalogue to a budget label, Freestyle Records, in 1990. Over the next couple of years, the first four albums were released on CD in the "Music Club" series, later followed by Five Live. Freestyle (and other record companies) also released several compilation albums - hence the number of compilations in the 1990s. After legal wrangling between the band, their management, Ariola and Freestyle, the rights to the band's Ariola catalogue (and possession of the physical recordings) reverted to them as a group in 2002. The band then licensed Sanctuary Records Group to release the back-catalogue as they saw fit. I'm not sure of the status of the two records released by Epic and Mercury (Great Balloon Race and Mozart respectively), but inclusion of the title track from Great Balloon Race on their first Sky release inspires me with confidence.

These are all the commercial compilations I know of. You can get further information on the individual tracks on the pages devoted to the album from which they derived (including a short recording sample). Some of the album covers on this page are links to larger-resolution versions which have been appropriately sized for use as computer desktop pictures (all are at 1024x768).



Masterpieces
Telstar, 1984
(LP, CD, Cassette)

Toccata (Sky 2)
Westway (Sky 1)
Fool on the Hill (Previously only a single)
Gymnopedie No.1 (Sky 1)
Vivaldi (Sky 2)
Skylark (Sky 4)
Troika (Cadmium)
Hotta (Sky 2)
Masquerade (Forthcoming)
A Girl in Winter (Cadmium)
Dance of the Little Fairies (Sky Five Live)
Chiropodie No. 1 (Sky 3)
Keep Me Safe And Keep Me Warm (Sky 3)

Sky Trails
Released: 1987? (USA? Australia?)
(I know little about this CD and have never seen a physical copy)



Toccata (Sky 2)
Westway (Sky 1)
Danza (Sky 1)
Gymnopedie No.1 (Sky 1)
Sahara (Sky 2)
Ballet-Volta (Sky 2)
Gavotte & Variations (Sky 2)
El Cielo (Sky 2)
Vivaldi (Sky 2)
Chiropodie No. 1 (Sky 3)
Meheeco (Sky 3)
Moonroof (Sky 3)
Westwind (Sky 3)
Ride of the Valkyries (Sky 4)
To Yelasto Pedi (Sky 4)
Skylark (Sky 4)

Classic Sky
BMG, 1989

Toccata (Sky 2)
Gymnopedie No.1 (Sky 1)
Westway (Sky 1)
Meheeco (Sky 3)
Dance of the Little Fairies (Sky 2)
The Grace (Sky 3)
Chiropodie No. 1 (Sky 3)
Westway (Sky 1)
El Cielo (Sky 2)
Fool on the Hill (Previously only a single)
Troika (Cadmium)
Then and Now (Cadmium)
Moonroof (Sky 1)
Carillon (Sky 1)

Sky Collection
BMG Arista Australia, 1992
SPCD 1256

Carillon (Sky 1)
Danza (Sky 1)
Westway (Sky 1)
Toccata (Sky 2)
Where Opposites Meet (Sky 2)
Sahara (Sky 2)
Vivaldi (Sky 2)
Gavotte and Variations (Sky 2)
El Cielo (Sky 2)
Tristan's Magic Garden (Sky 2)
Dies Irae (Sky 1)

The Best of Sky
Freestyle Records, 1994
Music Club MCCD172

This CD is considered "in print" and is generally easy to find in the UK (if your local record shop doesn't have it, they should be able to order it)



Toccata (Sky 2)
Westway (Sky 1)
Danza (Sky 1)
Gymnopedie No.1 (Sky 1)
Sahara (Sky 2)
Ballet-Volta (Sky 2)
Gavotte & Variations (Sky 2)
El Cielo (Sky 2)
Vivaldi (Sky 2)
Chiropodie No. 1 (Sky 3)
Meheeco (Sky 3)
Moonroof (Sky 3)
Westwind (Sky 3)
Ride of the Valkyries (Sky 4)
To Yelasto Pedi (Sky 4)
Skylark (Sky 4)

The Best of Sky
Crimson, 1998

Re-release of the above by a different label.

Before anyone writes in, this compilation has been published with at least two futher different covers. I can't display them all! I'm only including this one because it's one my favourites (and certainly more pleasing than the Music Club one above).

Sky Squared
Recall2CD, 1999



CD1
Westway (Sky 1)
Cannonball (Sky 1)
Dies Irae (Sky 1)
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Sky 1)
Dance of the Little Fairies (Sky 2)
Tristan's Magic Garden (Sky 2)
Toccata (Sky 2)
Vivaldi (Sky 2)
Andante (Sky 2)
Sahara (Sky 2)
Hotta (Sky 2)
Westwind (Sky 3)
Sarabande (Sky 3)
Dance of the Big Fairies (Sky 3)
Chiropodie No. 1 (Sky 3)

CD2
Connecting Rooms (Sky 3)
Moonroof (Sky 3)
Fantasy (Sky 4)
Xango (Sky 4)
Masquerade (Sky 4)
Ride of the Valkyries (Sky 4)
Antigua (Five Live)
Love Duet (Five Live)
Sahara (Five Live)
Hotta (Five Live)
The Bathroom Song (Five Live)
Telex From Peru (Cadmium)
Boy from Dundee (Cadmium)
Troika (Cadmium)
A Girl in Winter (Cadmium)

Anthology
Sanctuary Midline, 2004 «sleeve/liner »
Anthology



CD1
Westway (Sky 1)
Cannonball (Sky 1)
Where Opposites Meet (Sky 1)
Dance of the Little Fairies (Sky 2)
Sahara (Sky 2)
Tuba Smarties (Sky 2)
Toccata (Sky 2)
FIFO (complete) (Sky 2)
The Grace (Sky 3)
Chiropodie No. 1 (Sky 3)
Sister Rose (Sky 3)
Meheeco (Sky 3)
Keep Me Safe And Keep Me Warm,
Shelter Me From Darkness (Sky 3)

CD2
Hello (Sky 3)
Connecting Rooms (Sky 3)
Westwind (Sky 3)
Masquerade (Sky 4)
To Yelasto Pedi (Z) (Sky 4)
KP1 (Five Live)
Love Duet (Five Live)
KP2 (Five Live)
Hotta (Five Live)
Mother Russia (Cadmium)
Then And Now (Cadmium)
Son of Hotta (Cadmium)
The Great Balloon Race (The Great Balloon Race)
Night Sky (Sky 4)

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