The Best Of: Volume 1 (Silverchair album)

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The Best of Vol. 1
Greatest hits album by Silverchair
Released 13 November 2000
Length Unknown
Label Sony (United States)
Murmur (Australia)
Producer Nick Launay
Silverchair chronology
Neon Ballroom
The Best of Vol. 1
Silverchair VHS/DVD chronology
Emotion Pictures
The Best of Vol. 1 ( Complete Videology)
Live from Faraway Stables
Alternative covers
DVD cover

The Best of Vol. 1 is a greatest hits collection by Australian alternative rock band, Silverchair, which was issued on 13 November 2000. It includes every single they had released up until that point, except "Shade". The album peaked at No. 15 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[1]

In March 1999, after the release of Neon Ballroom, Silverchair's three album contract with Murmur and Sony Music had ended.[2][3] After leaving the label, Sony issued The Best of Volume 1 without the band's consent.[4] Late in November 2000, Johns disavowed the compilation, "We thought about putting out ads in the street press to make people aware that we weren't endorsing it, but that would have blown the whole thing out of proportion ... If people want to buy it, they can buy it but I wouldn't buy it if I was a Silverchair fan."[5]

The second disc from the limited edition was later released in December 2002 as Rarities 1994–1999, an entirely new product with its own artwork.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: A-Sides

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000" (Remix)
  2. "Freak" (Freak Show)
  3. "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" (Neon Ballroom)
  4. "Emotion Sickness" (Neon Ballroom)
  5. "Israel's Son" (Frogstomp)
  6. "Tomorrow" (Frogstomp)
  7. "Cemetery" (Freak Show)
  8. "The Door" (Freak Show)
  9. "Miss You Love" (Neon Ballroom)
  10. "Abuse Me" (Freak Show)
  11. "Pure Massacre" (Frogstomp)

Disc 2: B-Sides

  1. "Untitled"
  2. "New Race"
  3. "Trash"
  4. "Ana's Song" (Acoustic Remix)
  5. "Madman" (Vocal Mix)
  6. "Blind"
  7. "Punk Song #2"
  8. "Wasted/Fix Me"
  9. "Minor Threat"
  10. "Freak" (Remix)
  11. "Spawn (Pre-Vitro)"

Australian cassette MATTC109

Side 1
  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  2. "Freak"
  3. "Ana's Song"
  4. "Emotion Sickness"
  5. "Israel's Son"
  6. "Untitled"
  7. "New Race"
  8. "Trash"
  9. "Ana's Song" (Acoustic Remix)
  10. "Madman" (Vocal Mix)
Side 2
  1. "Tomorrow"
  2. "Cemetery"
  3. "The Door"
  4. "Miss You Love"
  5. "Abuse Me"
  6. "Pure Massacre"
  7. "Blind"
  8. "Punk Song #2"
  9. "Wasted/Fix Me"
  10. "Minor Threat"
  11. "Freak" (Remix)
  12. "Spawn (Pre-Vitro)"

Original single disc version

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  2. "Freak"
  3. "Ana's Song (Open Fire)"
  4. "Emotion Sickness"
  5. "Israel's Son"
  6. "Tomorrow"
  7. "Cemetery"
  8. "The Door"
  9. "Miss You Love"
  10. "Abuse Me"
  11. "Pure Massacre"
  12. "Untitled"
  13. "New Race"
  14. "Trash"
  15. "Ana's Song (Open Fire) (Acoustic Remix)"
  16. "Madman"
  17. "Blind"
  18. "Punk Song #2"
  19. "Wasted / Fix Me"
  20. "Minor Threat"
  21. "Freak (Remix For Us Rejects)"
  • There is also a version of the CD that contains the DVD of the best of with all the official Silverchair's videos.
  • Silverchair's cover of "Surfin' Bird" appeared as a bonus track exclusively on the Special Limited Edition French version.


The Best of Volume 1 - Complete Videology is both the last VHS and the first DVD made by Silverchair. It was issued by Sony without the authorization of the band, after the split of the band from the label. The complete videology chronicles Silverchair's videos over the years 1994 - 1999 from the Frogstomp, Freak Show and Neon Ballroom albums. The videology shows the evolution of the band, along with some live performances filmed during the 1999 "Neon Ballroom Tour".


VHS/DVD version track list[edit]

  1. "Emotion Sickness"
  2. "Miss You Love"
  3. "Ana's Song (Open Fire)"
  4. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  5. "Cemetery"
  6. "Abuse Me"
  7. "Freak"
  8. "Israel's Son"
  9. "Pure Massacre" (Australian version)
  10. "Tomorrow"
  11. "The Door" - Live at Melbourne Park
  12. "Paint Pastel Princess" - Live at Melbourne Park
  13. "Spawn Again" - Live at Melbourne Park
  14. "Pure Massacre" (U.S. version)

DVD+CD version track listing[edit]

  1. Opening titles
  2. "Emotion Sickness"
  3. "Miss You Love"
  4. "Ana's Song (Open Fire)"
  5. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  6. "Cemetery"
  7. "Abuse Me"
  8. "Freak"
  9. "Israel's Son"
  10. "Pure Massacre"
  11. "Tomorrow" (U.S. version)
  12. "The Door" (Channel V)
  13. "Paint Pastel Princess" (Channel V)
  14. "Spawn Again" (Channel V)
  15. "Pure Massacre" (Channel V)
  16. "Anthem for the Year 2000" (snippet)
  17. "Emotion Sickness" (snippet)
  18. "Satin Sheets" (snippet)
  19. "Miss You Love" (snippet)
  20. "Ana's Song (Open Fire)" (snippet)
  21. On tour video footage
  22. Closing credits
  • The track on the DVD that is called "On Tour Video Footage" is the previously released Emotion Pictures.


Additional personnel

  • Rob Woolf – hammond organ
  • Michele Rose – pedal steel
  • Paul Mac – piano and keyboards
  • Jim Moginie– keyboards (tracks 2, 5), piano (track 5)


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  2. ^ Carr, Matt (26 May 2011). "Silverchair take "indefinite" Break". The Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Silverchair Signs with Eleven: Eleven signs with EMI". Silverchair. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Silverchair". Long Way to the Top. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Richard, Kingsmill (29 November 2000). "Daniel Johns of silverchair speaks to Richard Kingsmill". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2011.