"I wanted 28 tracks", John Lydon told Select, "but you have to be reasonable, I suppose. Virgin only wanted eight – 'Ooh, that's all we can get on one album' – and I thought, 'Hold on, I've been on your label twelve years and you only want eight songs? Fuck off!' I refused to deal with them until they came round to my way of thinking. I relished the chance to see what things like 'Warrior' would sound like next to 'Death Disco' and 'Memories', to see if there was any vein running through them. And I was very pleased: there is. They sound like a solid piece of work. They could all have been done at the same time. All musically different, but the attitude is predominant. So I'm pleased with myself."
The Greatest Hits, So Far was released on 24 September 1990 by Virgin in the US and 9 October in the UK.
The title suggests there would be more to come—and there was—but PIL released only one more studio album (1992's That What Is Not) before taking a twenty year hiatus. A more comprehensive PIL compilation, the four-disc Plastic Box, was released in 1999.
"Side one provides a chilling testimony to the boy Lydon's vengeful slaying of his own two-chord punk-monster creation", noted Charlie Dick in Q. "The big commercial hits [...] take up side two while the second disc exorcises the older and wiser Antichrist's assault on stadium rock."