Greatest Hits Redux

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Greatest Hits Redux
Greatest hits album by Cracker
Released February 21, 2006
Recorded December 2005
Genre Alternative
Length 67:08
Label Cooking Vinyl
Cracker chronology
Countrysides
(2003)
Greatest Hits Redux
(2006)
Get On With It: The Best of Cracker
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits Redux is a compilation album that was released on the Cooking Vinyl label the same day as another Cracker greatest hits compilation called Get On With It: The Best of Cracker released by Virgin Records. The reason for this album release on the same day is that the band was unhappy with their former label Virgin Records not allowing them to participate in the compilation project they were preparing, so they retaliated by re-recording a selection of their signature tunes and releasing this new album on the same day.[2] Nine of the 13 songs that appear here are also on the Virgin compilation.

Since these songs were re-recorded, there are some subtle differences scattered throughout such as changed lyrics or different instrument fills. Knowing this, a true fan could reasonably argue that this is in fact not a compilation, but a new studio recording, even though the songs had all been recorded and released prior to this album (except for "Something You Ain't Got", which would appear a few months later in the year on their Greenland release).[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)"
  2. "I See the Light"
  3. "Mr. Wrong"
  4. "Low"
  5. "Get Off This"
  6. "Lonesome Johnny Blues"
  7. "Euro-Trash Girl"
  8. "Sweet Thistle Pie"
  9. "Big Dipper"
  10. "The World Is Mine"
  11. "Duty Free"
  12. "Ain't Gonna Suck Itself"
  13. "Something You Ain't Got"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Greatest Hits Redux > Overview )))
  3. ^ Cracker - Band - Discography