High Times: Singles 1992–2006

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High Times: Singles 1992–2006
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Greatest hits album by Jamiroquai
Released 6 November 2006 (UK)
8 November 2006 (Japan)
Recorded 1992–2006
Genre Funk, acid jazz, R&B, pop, rock, dance, disco
Length 75:06
Label Sony
Jamiroquai chronology
Dynamite
(2005)
High Times: Singles 1992–2006
(2006)
Multiquai
(2006)
Alternative cover
Cover of the UK DVD Video Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Okayplayer (89/100)[2]

High Times: Singles 1992–2006 is the fifth compilation album released by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai, released on 6 November 2006 in the United Kingdom and 8 November 2006 in Japan. The album was intended to be a collection of the group's singles, however, is more widely known as a collection of the band's best-known hits, as it does not include the singles "Stillness In Time", "Half The Man" (available on both the regular and deluxe Japanese pressings), "Light Years", "Supersonic", "King For A Day" and "You Give Me Something", as well as omitting the international-only singles "The Kids" and "Black Capricorn Day". The album also includes two never before released songs, "Runaway" and "Radio". The album ended Jamiroquai's contract with Sony BMG. The album peaked at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, as well as reaching #5 in Italy and #1 in Japan.[3]

Background[edit]

It is well noted that the album received relatively heavy promotion for a greatest hits album. Posters promoting the album were found in some cities,[4] and many promotional performances were also held, most notable one being the London Jazz Cafe performance, which is notable for being the first Jamiroquai performance in the last few years that included wind instruments. The album was also heavily promoted via the internet, most notably via Yahoo! Answers,[5] where a competition to win an MP3 player that contains the album was held. The sleeve art for the album features Jay Kay's signature Silver Crown headpiece photographed on a beach with rock formations. In promotional images of the album, a reflection of the photographer shooting the image can be seen in the hat's surface, although in the cover of the actual release the reflection has been erased from the image.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When You Gonna Learn" (from Emergency on Planet Earth, 1993) Jay Kay 3:49
2. "Too Young to Die" (from Emergency on Planet Earth, 1993) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:23
3. "Blow Your Mind" (from Emergency on Planet Earth, 1993) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:56
4. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (from Emergency on Planet Earth, 1993) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:37
5. "Space Cowboy" (from The Return of the Space Cowboy, 1994) Jay Kay 3:37
6. "Virtual Insanity" (from Travelling Without Moving, 1996) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:49
7. "Cosmic Girl" (from Travelling Without Moving, 1996) Derrick McKenzie, Jay Kay 3:47
8. "Alright" (from Travelling Without Moving, 1996) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:42
9. "High Times" (from Travelling Without Moving, 1996) Derrick McKenzie, Jay Kay, Toby Smith, Stuart Zender 4:10
10. "Deeper Underground" (from Synkronized, 1999) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 4:46
11. "Canned Heat" (from Synkronized, 1999) Jay Kay 3:48
12. "Little L" (from A Funk Odyssey, 2001) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:59
13. "Love Foolosophy" (from A Funk Odyssey, 2001) Jay Kay, Toby Smith 3:47
14. "Corner of the Earth" (from A Funk Odyssey, 2001) Jay Kay, Rob Harris 3:56
15. "Feels Just Like It Should" (from Dynamite, 2005) Jay Kay 4:33
16. "Seven Days in Sunny June" (from Dynamite, 2005) Matt Johnson, Jay Kay 4:02
17. "(Don't) Give Hate a Chance" (from Dynamite, 2005) Matt Johnson, Jay Kay, Rob Harris 3:51
18. "Runaway"   Matt Johnson, Jay Kay, Rob Harris 3:46
19. "Radio"   Jay Kay 4:12
Total length:
1:14:30
  • Japanese Bonus Tracks[6]
20. "Half The Man" – 4:50
  • Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
  1. "Emergency On Planet Earth" (Masters At Work Remix) – 7:10
  2. "Space Cowboy" (David Morales Remix) – 7:52
  3. "Love Foolosophy" (Knee Deep Remix) – 8:27
  4. "Little L" (Bob Sinclar Remix) – 7:24
  5. "Cosmic Girl" (Tom Belton Remix) – 7:46
  6. "Dynamite" (Restless Souls Remix) - 7:40
  7. "Seven Days In Sunny June" (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Vocal Remix) - 7:54
  8. "Virtual Insanity" (Salaam Remi Remix) – 5:41
  9. "You Give Me Something" (Blacksmith R&B Remix) – 4:02
  10. "Supersonic" (Restless Souls Remix) – 8:26
  • Japanese Bonus Tracks
11. "Runaway" (Tom Belton Remix) - 3:29
12. "Feels So Good" (Knee Deep Remix) - 3:44
13. "Love Foolosophy" (Mondo Grosso Love Acoustic Mix) – 4:43
  • Japanese Super Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD
  1. "Too Young To Die"
  2. "Emergency on Planet Earth"
  3. "Space Cowboy"
  4. "Half The Man"
  5. "Virtual Insanity"
  6. "Cosmic Girl"
  7. "Deeper Underground"
  8. "Canned Heat"
  9. "Little L"
  10. "Love Foolosophy"
  11. "Feels Just Like It Should"
  12. "Seven Days in Sunny June"
  13. "Runaway"
  • UK DVD Video Album
  1. "When You Gonna Learn" – 3:49
  2. "Too Young to Die" – 3:23
  3. "Blow Your Mind" – 3:56
  4. "Emergency on Planet Earth" – 3:37
  5. "If I Like It, I Do It" - 4:47
  6. "Space Cowboy" – 3:37
  7. "Half The Man" - 4:50
  8. "Light Years" - 5:13
  9. "Stillness In Time" - 4:15
  10. "Virtual Insanity" – 3:49
  11. "Cosmic Girl" – 3:47
  12. "Alright" – 3:42
  13. "High Times" – 4:10
  14. "Deeper Underground" – 4:46
  15. "Canned Heat" – 3:48
  16. "Supersonic" - 5:02
  17. "King For A Day" - 3:41
  18. "Black Capricorn Day" - 4:02
  19. "Little L" – 3:59
  20. "You Give Me Something" - 3:21
  21. "Love Foolosophy" – 3:47
  22. "Corner of the Earth" – 3:56
  23. "Feels Just Like It Should" – 4:33
  24. "Seven Days in Sunny June" – 4:02
  25. "(Don't) Give Hate a Chance" – 3:51
  26. "Runaway" – 3:46
  27. "The Making Of Little L" - 8:16
  28. "4x Mini Movie Clips"
  29. "The Lost J-Wave Interview"

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Italy (FIMI)[7] Gold 40,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] 2× Platinum 600,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006 > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006". okayplayer.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/albums.shtml
  4. ^ "High Times advertising campaign". Funkin.com News. funkin.com. 20 October 2006. 
  5. ^ "Jay asks a question at Yahoo! Answers". Funkin.com News. funkin.com. 23 October 2006. 
  6. ^ "High Times: Singles 1992-2006: Japanese release". funkin.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Certificazione Album Fisici e Digitali - settimana 46 del 2012" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Jamiroquai; 'High Times - Singles 1992-2006')". Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Jamiroquai – High Times: Singles 1992-2006". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter High Times: Singles 1992-2006 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
Preceded by
The Sound of Girls Aloud by Girls Aloud
UK number one album
12 November 2006 – 18 November 2006
Succeeded by
Twenty Five by George Michael