NEW YORK (AstralWerks/ www.astralwerks.com) - Fatboy Slim
is to release The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder on June 20, 2006. The album will be preceded by a brand new single 'That Old Pair Of Jeans'. Fatboy Slim
is back with a bang!
The Greatest Hits brings together all the huge records that helped make Fatboy Slim the biggest dance artist and DJ on the planet. The album includes all the hit Fatboy Slim singles, alongside remixes for Cornershop and Groove Armada, plus two exclusive new tracks 'Champion Sound' (featuring Lateef), and forthcoming single 'That Old Pair Of Jeans'. Across the 18 tracks, The Greatest Hits contains ten UK top 20 singles and, with classic cuts 'Brimful Of Asha' and 'Praise You', it also has two UK number 1's. This is a celebration of dance music's biggest moments from one of the biggest names around.
A full DVD entitled The Greatest Hits - Why Make Videos will also be released and will include all of Fatboy's genre defining and hilarious award winning videos. Included in the DVD are the videos for 'Praise You', -which won three MTV VMA's for 'Breakthrough Video', 'Best Direction', and 'Best Choreography', and the video for 'Weapon Of Choice' (featuring Christopher Walken)- which picked up a GRAMMY Award. This video was also the most downloaded video for the first week of the iTunes launch. Also included is the video for 'Wonderful Night' (featuring Lateef) - this track was nominated for a 2005 GRAMMY Award for 'Best Dance Recording'. This will be the first time these videos have been compiled together. More details announced soon.
With 250,000 people having turned up in his home town of Brighton for the last Big Beach Boutique, a staggering 360,000 person turn out for his Big Beach bash in Rio and an upcoming landmark event soon to take place on the banks of legendary Loch Ness, Fatboy Slim continues to be the world's most famous DJ.