Epic and Other Hits

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Epic And Other Hits
Compilation album by Faith No More
Released 2005
Genre Alternative metal
Label Flashback Records
Faith No More chronology
This Is It: The Best of Faith No More
Epic And Other Hits
The Platinum Collection

Epic And Other Hits is a compilation album released by Faith No More in 2005. Strangely, despite the album's title, only a handful of songs on it are actual hits, even though the band had other genuine hits which do not appear here. For some reason, the album also greatly focuses on the band's 1989 album The Real Thing, with no less than six out of the ten tracks taken from it, making Epic And Other Hits a pretty bizarre compilation. It is generally considered a "weak" compilation, and many fans see it as a way to cash in on the success of Mike Patton. Most notably, the Mosley-era track "Arabian Disco" is included, from the We Care A Lot album, which is currently out of print on CD. The album also contains no tracks from King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime or Introduce Yourself. It is presumed that this album consists of a small selection of songs licensed by Warner Bros Records to the budget label Flashback, and as such no other songs could be included without breaching copyright. This compilation is generally not mentioned in the band's canon due to their lack of involvement in it.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Epic" (Music: Gould/Martin/Bottum/Bordin; lyrics: Patton)
  2. "We Care a Lot" (Live) (Music: Gould/Martin/Bottum/Bordin; lyrics: Mosley)
  3. "Arabian Disco"
  4. "Falling to Pieces" (Music: Gould/Bottum/Martin; lyrics: Patton)
  5. "Last Cup of Sorrow" (Music: Gould; lyrics: Patton)
  6. "Surprise! You're Dead!"
  7. "Zombie Eaters"
  8. "Midlife Crisis" (Music: Martin/Bottum/Gould/Bordin; lyrics: Patton)
  9. "The Real Thing"
  10. "War Pigs"