Greatest Fits

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Greatest Fits
MinistryGreatestFits.jpg
Greatest hits album by Ministry
Released June 19, 2001 (2001-06-19)
Recorded 1987–2001
Genre Industrial metal, industrial rock, alternative metal[1]
Length 75:12
Label Warner Bros. Records
48115
Producer Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry chronology
Dark Side of the Spoon
(1999)
Greatest Fits
(2001)
Sphinctour
(2002)
Singles from Greatest Fits
  1. "What About Us?"
    Released: June 2001[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME (7/10)[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[5]

Greatest Fits is a greatest hits album by the industrial band Ministry. The album was released on June 19, 2001, on Warner Bros. Records. The opening track ("What About Us?") was previously unreleased.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) From Length
1. "What About Us?"   Al Jourgensen/Paul Barker/Max Brody/Ty Coon Previously unreleased* 5:52
2. "Stigmata"   Jourgensen The Land of Rape and Honey 5:44
3. "The Land of Rape and Honey"   Jourgensen/Barker The Land of Rape and Honey 5:11
4. "Thieves"   Jourgensen/Barker/Kevin Ogilvie/Chris Connelly The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste 5:01
5. "So What" (live) Jourgensen/Barker/Bill Rieflin/Connelly In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up* 10:33
6. "N.W.O."   Jourgensen/Barker Psalm 69 5:30
7. "Just One Fix"   Jourgensen/Barker/Rieflin/Michael Balch Psalm 69 5:11
8. "Jesus Built My Hotrod" (featuring Gibby Haynes) Jourgensen/Barker/Rieflin/Balch/Gibby Haynes Psalm 69 4:51
9. "Reload" (12" version) Jourgensen/Barker Reload* 3:37
10. "Lay Lady Lay" (Bob Dylan cover) Bob Dylan Filth Pig 5:44
11. "Supermanic Soul"   Jourgensen/Barker/Louis Svitek/Hukic/Ray Washam Dark Side of the Spoon 3:13
12. "Bad Blood"   Jourgensen/Barker/Washam/Coon Dark Side of the Spoon 5:00
13. "Supernaut" (Black Sabbath cover) Butler/Iommi/Osbourne/Ward Previously unreleased* 7:09
Total length:
75:12

NOTES: "What About Us?" was originally briefly featured in a scene from the film A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. "So What" originally appeared on the album The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste, however the version featured here is from the live album In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up. "Reload" originally appeared on the album Filth Pig, with the 12" version from the Reload single. The cover of Black Sabbath's "Supernaut" was later featured on the album Cover Up.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Fits - Ministry". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Ministry What About Us? (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gardner, Noel (2001-07-25). "Album Reviews - Ministry : Greatest Fits". NME. 
  4. ^ "Ministry - Greatest Fits CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 545. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.