Wayne Coyne on ‘Oczy Mlody’ and the enduring appeal of “Puff, the Magic Dragon”
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, due out June 1st, will boast all of the band’s singles from 1992’s Hit to Death in the Future Head to 2017’s Oczy Mlody, plus B-sides, outtakes and previously unreleased tracks. Each track on Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 has been remastered from the original tape source by the band’s longtime producer Dave Fridmann.
In addition to the deluxe edition of Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 that will arrive digitally and on three CDs, the Flaming Lips will also condense their Warner Bros. output to 11 songs for the vinyl edition of the best-of compilation. Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 is available to preorder now in a variety of bundles at the band’s site.
Fans who preorder the album will receive an instant download of “We Can’t Predict the Future,” a track that Wayne Coyne and company initially recorded during a 1999 BBC session and later released on The Soft Bulletin reissue.
Tracklist The Flaming Lips – Greatest Hits Vol. 1:
1. Talkin‘ ‚Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever)
2. Hit Me Like You Did The First Time
4. Felt Good To Burn
5. Turn It On
6. She Don’t Use Jelly
7. Chewin The Apple Of Your Eye
8. Slow Nerve Action
9. Psychiatric Explorations of The Fetus With Needles
11. Lightning Strikes The Postman
12. When You Smile
13. Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)
14. Riding To Work In The Year 2025
15. Race For The Prize (Sacrifice Of The New Scientists)
16. Waitin’ For A Superman (Is It Getting Heavy?)
17. The Spark That Bled
18. What Is the Light?
1. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
2. In The Morning Of The Magicians
3. All We Have Is Now
4. Do You Realize??
5. The W.A.N.D.
6. Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
7. Vein Of Stars
8. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
9. Convinced Of The Hex
10. See The Leaves
11. Silver Trembling Hands
12. Is David Bowie Dying?
13. Try To Explain
14. Always There In Our Hearts
16. There Should Be Unicorns
17. The Castle
1. Zero to A Million (Demo)
2. Jets (Cupid’s Kiss Vs The Psyche Of Death) (2-Track Demo)
3. Thirty-Five Thousand Feet Of Despair
4. The Captain
5. 1000 Ft. Hands
6. Noodling Theme (Epic Sunset Mix #5)
7. Up Above The Daily Hum
8. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (In Anatropous Reflex)
9. We Can’t Predict The Future
10. Your Face Can Tell The Future
11. You Gotta Hold On
12. What Does It Mean?
13. Spider-man Vs Muhammad Ali
14. I Was Zapped By The Lucky Super Rainbow
15. Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2
16. If I Only Had A Brain
17. Silent Night / Lord, Can You Hear Me
NMR: (Photo: George Salisbury)