The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder
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|The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder|
|Greatest hits album by Fatboy Slim|
|Released||19 June 2006 (UK)
20 June 2006 (US)
|Fatboy Slim chronology|
US edition cover
|Singles from The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder|
|The Times||[dead link]|
The Greatest Hits – Why Try Harder is a compilation album by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released on 19 June 2006. In addition to previously released material, the album includes two new tracks: "Champion Sound" and "That Old Pair of Jeans". A collection of music videos titled The Greatest Hits – Why Make Videos was also released in 2006.
To save space on the audio disc, the songs are shorter radio edits with the exception of the final track. The profanity in "Wonderful Night" remains intact in the United Kingdom edition, but was removed for the United States. "Champion Sound" is also significantly different on the US edition, as it contains verses that are absent from the UK release.
For the UK release, the artwork for the album cover, was created by Brighton artist Julie-Anne Gilburt. The infamous 'fatboy' from the second album You've Come a Long Way, Baby. Gilburt painted this cover for the greatest hits album depicting an 'angelic' fatboy with wings. Several images were created for this project, including a full frontal nude and the cheeky chap lounging on a chaise longue. These images were created for the inside of the CD. For the US release, the front cover was altered to that of Christopher Walken from the "Weapon of Choice" music video. The title of the compilation comes from the slogan on the T-shirt of the obese man who adorns the non-US covers of both this album and You've Come a Long Way, Baby, "I'M # 1 SO WHY TRY HARDER".
|1.||"The Rockafeller Skank" (edit)||3:57|
|2.||"Praise You" (radio edit) (ft. Camille Yarbrough)||3:48|
|3.||"Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)" (with Cornershop)||4:01|
|4.||"Weapon of Choice (Attack Hamster Edit)" (ft. Bootsy Collins)||3:40|
|5.||"Gangster Trippin" (edit)||3:32|
|6.||"I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Remix)" (edit) (with Groove Armada ft. Gram'ma Funk)||3:30|
|7.||"Wonderful Night (Dirty Edit)" (ft. Lateef the Truth Speaker)||2:45|
|8.||"Right Here, Right Now" (edit)||3:56|
|9.||"Going Out of My Head" (edit)||3:43|
|10.||"Sunset (Bird of Prey)" (edit)||3:59|
|11.||"Everybody Loves a Carnival" (radio edit)||4:05|
|12.||"Don't Let the Man Get You Down" (edit)||3:18|
|13.||"Demons (Shorter Radio Version)" (ft. Macy Gray)||3:14|
|14.||"Sho Nuff" (edit)||3:21|
|15.||"Slash Dot Dash"||2:55|
|16.||"Santa Cruz" (edit)||4:18|
|17.||"Champion Sound (ft. Lateef the Truth Speaker)" (US version contains the original album version)||3:00|
|18.||"That Old Pair of Jeans" (ft. Lateef the Truth Speaker)||4:44|
The Greatest Hits – Why Make Videos DVD
- "Praise You"
- "The Rockafeller Skank"
- "Weapon of Choice (Starring Christopher Walken)"
- "Gangster Trippin'"
- "Wonderful Night"
- "Right Here, Right Now"
- "Going Out of My Head"
- "Sunset (Bird of Prey)"
- "Everybody Loves a Carnival"
- "Don't Let the Man Get You Down (Swimming Ending)"
- "Slash Dot Dash"
- "Santa Cruz"
- "Ya Mama"
- "Star 69"
- "The Joker"
- "That Old Pair of Jeans"
Rare and Unseen Videos
- Sunset (Bird of Prey) (Directors Cut)
- Star 69 (Animated Version)
- Everybody Needs a 303 (Pigboy)
- The Rockafeller Skank (Spike Jonze Audition Demo Version)
- Build It Up, Tear It Down
- Why Make Videos (documentary)
Special Bonus Section
- Are We Having Fun Yet?
- Live from Brighton, Brazil & Brixton
Sales and certifications
The album sold 20,014 copies in Japan in its first week.
- David Jeffries. "The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder – Fatboy Slim". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- Marc Hogan (27 June 2006). "Fatboy Slim: Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- Tim O'Neil (19 June 2006). "Fatboy Slim: The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-2227133,00.html[dead link]