Steps releasing new greatest hits set ‘Platinum Collection’ for 25th anniversary.

(L-R) Lisa Scott Lee, Lee Latchford Evans, Claire Richards, Ian H Watkins and Faye Tozer from Steps are releasing a greatest hits album to mark their 25th year anniversary (Ge
(L-R) Lisa Scott Lee, Lee Latchford Evans, Claire Richards, Ian H Watkins and Faye Tozer from Steps are releasing a greatest hits album to mark their 25th year anniversary (Getty)

Pop group Steps are set to release a new greatest hits album The Platinum Collection for their 25th anniversary.

The project will be available on 19 August and will feature their biggest tracks from 1997 to now, including chart-toppers 'Heartbeat', 'Tragedy' and 'Stomp'.

The album will also include hits from the band’s more recent albums Tears on the Dancefloor and What The Future Holds.

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The band said in a statement: “We cannot believe this year marks our 25th anniversary! Someone recently mentioned that the latest era of Steps has actually now outlasted our original run which was a delightful surprise.

"This anniversary marks the perfect moment to take a look back at everything we’ve achieved as a band.

 Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, Ian
Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, Ian "H" Watkins, Claire Richards and Lee Latchford-Evans of Steps want a residency in Las Vegas next (Getty)

"We realised that we’ve released a full three new studio albums since our last Greatest Hits so it felt like time to combine all our hits on one package.

"We’ve recorded two brand-new tracks for the album and presto, The Platinum Collection was born.

"It was such good fun listening back at 25 years of our songs and we hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much we did.”

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To promote the album, on Friday, the pop group whose members are Claire Richards, 44, Lisa Scott-Lee, 46, Faye Tozer, 46, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, 46, and Lee Latchford-Evans, 47 will headline Mighty Hoopla – a music festival at London's Brockwell Park.

They also recently told Guilty Pleasures that their next move is hopefully to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga and bag a residency in Las Vegas.

British pop group Steps, circa 1998. Clockwise, from top left, Lee Latchford-Evans, H (Ian Watkins), Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee and Faye Tozer. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Steps, circa 1998, dominated the UK charts in their heyday (Getty Images)

"Somebody suggested it to us recently and we thought that was the best idea," said Tozer with Scott Lee adding: "It would be great to do Vegas…

"People are saying we’re more popular than ever, we’re bigger than ever.

"Everyone was very impressed with the comeback that we’ve had, and they equate it to – only Take That has had similar success.’and they’re keen to collaborate with their fellow 90s icons."

Steps have scored three Number 1 albums, 14 Top 10 singles and a BRIT Award since they first formed in 1997.

The Platinum Collection is available to pre-order now.

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The Platinum Collection track listing:

Scared Of The Dark

Deeper Shade of Blue

One for Sorrow

Heartbreak In This City w/ Michelle Visage


Love’s Got a Hold on My Heart

What The Future Holds

Last Thing on My Mind

It’s the Way You Make Me Feel


Something In Your Eyes

Chain Reaction

Story Of A Heart

Summer of Love

5, 6, 7, 8

Better the Devil You Know

Neon Blue

Better Best Forgotten


Hard 2 Forget – new track

The Runner - new track

Deluxe CD2:

Here and Now

The Slightest Touch

After the Love Has Gone

Say You’ll Be Mine

Take Me For A Ride

A Hundred Years of Winter

Baby Don’t Dance

Dancing With A Broken Heart

Paradise Lost

To The Beat of my Heart

You’ll Be Sorry

Words Are Not Enough


I Know Him So Well

Just Like the First Time

When I Said Goodbye

Deeper Shade of Blue

One for Sorrow