Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits

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Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits
Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by Faithless
Released 16 May 2005 (UK)
26 July 2005 (US)
Recorded Various
Genre Trip hop, EDM
Length 75:26
Label Cheeky Records UK /
Arista Records US /
Sony BMG
Producer Rollo Armstrong
Faithless chronology
Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow
(2004)
Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits
(2005)
Faithless - Renaissance 3D (2006)

Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits is a greatest hits compilation album from the dance music group Faithless. It features all their released singles (other than "Take The Long Way Home"), plus three additional new tracks ("Fatty Boo", "Reasons (Saturday Night)", and "Why Go?" (2005 remix featuring Estelle).

Forever Faithless was the best selling dance album of 2005. It has sold 1,381,407 copies as of October 2015.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars link
ARTISTdirect 3.5/5 stars link
Gigwise 3/5 stars link
deo2 8/10 stars link

Track listing UK version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Insomnia (Monster Mix)" (from Reverence) 2:44
2. "Mass Destruction" (from No Roots) 3:00
3. "God Is a DJ" (from Sunday 8PM) 3:19
4. "Don’t Leave" (featuring Pauline Taylor and Dido) (from Reverence)) 3:59
5. "Muhammad Ali (Radio Edit)" (from Outrospective) 3:10
6. "We Come 1" (from Outrospective) 3:44
7. "Reverence" (from Reverence) 3:44
8. "Salva Mea" (from Reverence) 10:51
9. "One Step Too Far" (from Outrospective) 2:27
10. "Bring My Family Back" (from Sunday 8PM) 4:19
11. "Miss U Less, See U More" (featuring LSK) (from No Roots) 3:44
12. "Tarantula" (from Outrospective) 6:49
13. "Fatty Boo" (featuring The Hiites) (Previously unreleased) 6:00
14. "Reasons (Saturday Night)" (featuring Ian Dury) (Previously unreleased) 3:32
15. "Why Go? (2005 Remix)" (featuring Estelle) (Previously unreleased) 3:11
16. "I Want More" (featuring Nina Simone) (from No Roots) 3:59

Track listing US version[edit]

Released on Arista Records, the American version of Faithless's Greatest Hits CD doesn't have "Fatty Boo". But it is an Enhanced Disc with a bonus music video of the 2005 version of "Why Go".

Initial US pressings contained MediaMax CD-3 copy protection, but this was abandoned after the 2005 Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal.

Song versions[edit]

Except "Insomnia" and "Salva Mea", the chart versions of each song are included, not the full length – this was necessary to fit all the tracks into 1 hour 20 minutes.

Preceded by
Heart and Soul by Steve Brookstein
UK number one album
29 May 2005 – 4 June 2005
Succeeded by
Demon Days by Gorillaz

DVD[edit]

Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits
ForeverFaithlessDVD.jpg
Video by Faithless
Released 16 May 2005
Genre Trip hop, EDM
Length 59:59
Label Cheeky Records/
Sony BMG UK
Producer Faithless
Faithless chronology
Live at the Melkweg Amsterdam
(2001)
Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits
(2005)
Live at Alexandra Palace
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated) link

Alongside the CD a DVD was also released containing the promotional videos used for Faithless singles. The DVD however disappointed many fans as some videos were missing. These were: "Salva Mea '95", "Reverence", "If Lovin' You is Wrong", "Bring My Family Back" (German version feat. Sabrina Setlur), "Why Go?" (Boy George Version), "Why Go?" (Estelle Version), "Muhammad Ali" (Rollo & Sister Bliss Tuff Love Mix Video) and "Miss U Less, See U More".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Salva Mea ['97 Video Version]" 4:08
2. "Don't Leave [Video Version]" 3:59
3. "Insomnia [Video Version]" 3:36
4. "God Is a DJ [Video Version]" 3:29
5. "Take the Long Way Home [Video Version]" 3:59
6. "Bring My Family Back [UK Video Version]" 4:02
7. "We Come 1 [Video Version]" 4:02
8. "Muhammad Ali [Video Version]" 4:04
9. "Tarantula [Video Version]" 3:21
10. "One Step Too Far [Video Version]" 3:26
11. "Mass Destruction [Video Version]" 3:35
12. "I Want More [Video Version]" 3:02
13. "Hexstatic Video-Mash-Up (Mix of Above Videos) [Megamix]" 15:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Alan (16 October 2015). "Official Charts Analysis: Faithless only need 12,341 sales to top album chart". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 17 October 2015. (subscription required (help)). 

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