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22nd Jun '16 5:16:11 AM gewunomox
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* TheRollingStones have a lot of those, as early as 1966 by combining their singles in ''Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)''. ''Hot Rocks 1964–1971'' (1971) is their best-selling album in the United States, being certified for 12 million copies. The most comprehensive were made as {{Milestone Celebration}}s. The 40th anniversary earned ''Forty Licks'', a two disk [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 40 track]] album with 36 hits and 4 new songs. The 50th in turn inspired ''GRRR!'', a three disk, 50 song album with only 2 new tracks (that also got a budget version with 2 disks and 40 tracks - most shared with ''Forty Licks'', including one of the new songs - and a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition with 4 disks, 80 songs, plus a bonus CD, bonus LP, and a few collectibles]]).

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* TheRollingStones Music/TheRollingStones have a lot of those, as early as 1966 by combining their singles in ''Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)''. ''Hot Rocks 1964–1971'' (1971) is their best-selling album in the United States, being certified for 12 million copies. The most comprehensive were made as {{Milestone Celebration}}s. The 40th anniversary earned ''Forty Licks'', a two disk [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 40 track]] album with 36 hits and 4 new songs. The 50th in turn inspired ''GRRR!'', a three disk, 50 song album with only 2 new tracks (that also got a budget version with 2 disks and 40 tracks - most shared with ''Forty Licks'', including one of the new songs - and a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition with 4 disks, 80 songs, plus a bonus CD, bonus LP, and a few collectibles]]).
20th Jun '16 10:46:49 PM gewunomox
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* MotleyCrue loves this as well. They have released five greatest hits albums as well as three box sets.

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* MotleyCrue Music/MotleyCrue loves this as well. They have released five greatest hits albums as well as three box sets.
7th Jun '16 9:49:25 PM gewunomox
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* GreenDay's ''International Superhits'', which covered their singles from 1994 to 2000 - presumably their two pre-major label albums weren't counted because of licensing issues, but those didn't have any proper singles anyway. The album has every song they released as a single during this period in chronological order, and also starts off with a pair of token new songs.

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* GreenDay's Music/GreenDay's ''International Superhits'', which covered their singles from 1994 to 2000 - presumably their two pre-major label albums weren't counted because of licensing issues, but those didn't have any proper singles anyway. The album has every song they released as a single during this period in chronological order, and also starts off with a pair of token new songs.
3rd Jun '16 7:56:54 PM Bissek
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** Peter Schickele has ''The Wurst of Music/PDQBach''.

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** Peter Schickele has ''The Wurst of Music/PDQBach''.Music/PDQBach'' (The cover of which shows the titular composer [[VisualPun examining a large sausage]]).
21st May '16 7:03:47 PM Aiguille
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* Music/PoetsOfTheFall has ''Best of Poets of the Fall,'' [[NoExportForYou only]] released in India for some reason, and a {{Subverted}} entry with ''Alchemy Vol. 1'', as it’s actually a collection of the band’s favorites and two new songs.
25th Apr '16 11:48:39 PM aye_amber
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* As a band with many popular non-album singles (as well as hits that ''do'' appear on their albums, but not in the version that became popular), it's no surprise NewOrder has a small clutch of greatest hits collections. The first, ''Substance 1987'' - the band's best selling album - contains all of the A and B sides to the group's 12" singles up to 1987 (including the new songs "True Faith" and "1963"). 1994's ''(the best of) New Order'' adds in songs from their two-post ''Substance'' albums and their UK #1 single "World in Motion", but also contained remixes and new re-recordings of some of their songs in place of the popular versions (in fact only "Thieves Like Us" appears in the same version as on ''Substance''). 2002's ''International'' adds in songs from the one album the band made post-''Best Of'', but it was only released in a few countries. 2005's ''Singles'' contains all of the band's 7" single A-sides (which were either more or less popular than the 12" versions, depending on the single). Lastly, 2011's ''Total'' contains the most popular songs from both New Order and its predecessor Music/JoyDivision, but the record was only begrudgingly put together by the then-newly reunited band because [[ExecutiveMeddling their record label wanted to cash in]] on the aforementioned reunion and as such, it isn't well liked by the band's fans.

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* As a band with many popular non-album singles (as well as hits that ''do'' appear on their albums, but not in the version that became popular), it's no surprise NewOrder Music/NewOrder has a small clutch of greatest hits collections. The first, ''Substance 1987'' - the band's best selling album - contains all of the A and B sides to the group's 12" singles up to 1987 (including the new songs "True Faith" and "1963"). 1994's ''(the best of) New Order'' adds in songs from their two-post ''Substance'' albums and their UK #1 single "World in Motion", but also contained remixes and new re-recordings of some of their songs in place of the popular versions (in fact only "Thieves Like Us" appears in the same version as on ''Substance''). 2002's ''International'' adds in songs from the one album the band made post-''Best Of'', but it was only released in a few countries. 2005's ''Singles'' contains all of the band's 7" single A-sides (which were either more or less popular than the 12" versions, depending on the single). Lastly, 2011's ''Total'' contains the most popular songs from both New Order and its predecessor Music/JoyDivision, but the record was only begrudgingly put together by the then-newly reunited band because [[ExecutiveMeddling their record label wanted to cash in]] on the aforementioned reunion and as such, it isn't well liked by the band's fans.
23rd Apr '16 11:39:37 PM aye_amber
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* As a band with many popular non-album singles (as well as hits that ''do'' appear on their albums, but not in the version that became popular), it's no surprise NewOrder has a small clutch of greatest hits collections. The first, ''Substance 1987'' - the band's best selling album - contains all of the A and B sides to the group's 12" singles up to 1987 (including the new songs "True Faith" and "1963"). 1994's ''(the best of) New Order'' adds in songs from their two-post ''Substance'' albums and their UK #1 single "World in Motion", but also contained remixes and new re-recordings of some of their songs in place of the popular versions (in fact only "Thieves Like Us" appears in the same version as on ''Substance''). 2002's ''International'' adds in songs from the one album the band made post-''Best Of'', but it was only released in a few countries. 2005's ''Singles'' contains all of the band's 7" single A-sides (which were either more or less popular than the 12" versions, depending on the single). Lastly, 2011's ''Total'' contains the most popular songs from both New Order and its predecessor JoyDivision, but the record was only begrudgingly put together by the then-newly reunited band because [[ExecutiveMeddling their record label wanted to cash in]] on the aforementioned reunion and as such, it isn't well liked by the band's fans.

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* As a band with many popular non-album singles (as well as hits that ''do'' appear on their albums, but not in the version that became popular), it's no surprise NewOrder has a small clutch of greatest hits collections. The first, ''Substance 1987'' - the band's best selling album - contains all of the A and B sides to the group's 12" singles up to 1987 (including the new songs "True Faith" and "1963"). 1994's ''(the best of) New Order'' adds in songs from their two-post ''Substance'' albums and their UK #1 single "World in Motion", but also contained remixes and new re-recordings of some of their songs in place of the popular versions (in fact only "Thieves Like Us" appears in the same version as on ''Substance''). 2002's ''International'' adds in songs from the one album the band made post-''Best Of'', but it was only released in a few countries. 2005's ''Singles'' contains all of the band's 7" single A-sides (which were either more or less popular than the 12" versions, depending on the single). Lastly, 2011's ''Total'' contains the most popular songs from both New Order and its predecessor JoyDivision, Music/JoyDivision, but the record was only begrudgingly put together by the then-newly reunited band because [[ExecutiveMeddling their record label wanted to cash in]] on the aforementioned reunion and as such, it isn't well liked by the band's fans.
15th Mar '16 9:24:55 AM igordebraga
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* An interesting case: the biggest hits of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' EMI years (which were not noted for being much of a success) were collected on an album after the success of ''Blood Sugar Sex Magik''; the result was entitled ''[[LampshadeHanging What Hits?]]''

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* An interesting case: the biggest hits of the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' EMI years (which were not noted for being much of a success) were collected on an album after the success of ''Blood Sugar Sex Magik''; the result was entitled ''[[LampshadeHanging What Hits?]]''Hits?]]''. It also included their breakthrough single after signing with Warner Records, "Under the Bridge". In return, the WEA compilation ''Greatest Hits'' - which does feature successful singles - features the one EMI song that hit the charts, the cover of "Higher Ground".



* Music/WeirdAlYankovic didn't include much previously unavailable material on his "The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic" two-disc set, only including a couple mixes of songs not on the original [=CDs=] (i.e. the extra-gory version of "The Night Santa Went Crazy" and the single release of UHF), but he did manage to nearly jam-pack each completely full.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic didn't include much previously unavailable material on his "The ''The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic" Yankovic'' two-disc set, only including a couple mixes of songs not on the original [=CDs=] (i.e. the extra-gory version of "The Night Santa Went Crazy" and the single release of UHF), but he did manage to nearly jam-pack each completely full. The cover can appropriately serve as a parody of ''The Essential Michael Jackson''.


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* TheRollingStones have a lot of those, as early as 1966 by combining their singles in ''Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)''. ''Hot Rocks 1964–1971'' (1971) is their best-selling album in the United States, being certified for 12 million copies. The most comprehensive were made as {{Milestone Celebration}}s. The 40th anniversary earned ''Forty Licks'', a two disk [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 40 track]] album with 36 hits and 4 new songs. The 50th in turn inspired ''GRRR!'', a three disk, 50 song album with only 2 new tracks (that also got a budget version with 2 disks and 40 tracks - most shared with ''Forty Licks'', including one of the new songs - and a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition with 4 disks, 80 songs, plus a bonus CD, bonus LP, and a few collectibles]]).
12th Mar '16 5:24:47 PM Ezclee4050
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** The Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band, in 1968, which turned out to be [[OneBookAuthor the only album they released under their own name]] (they also recorded the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masked_Marauders Masked Marauders]] album a year later).

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** The Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band, in 1968, which turned out to be [[OneBookAuthor the only album they released under their own name]] (they also recorded the infamous [[FakeRealTurn infamous]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Masked_Marauders Masked Marauders]] album a year later).
11th Mar '16 1:42:33 PM MarkLungo
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* The Music/GratefulDead have four: 1974's contract satisfying ''Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of the Grateful Dead'' (which remains their best selling album), the hard-to-find 1977 2-disc ''What A Long Strange Trip It's Been'', 1996's ''The Arista Years'' (which includes music they made after the material included on ''Skeletons from the Closet'') and the career spanning 2003 release ''The Very Best of the Grateful Dead''.

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* The Music/GratefulDead have four: 1974's contract satisfying ''Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of the Grateful Dead'' (which remains their best selling album), the hard-to-find 1977 2-disc ''What A Long Strange Trip It's Been'', 1996's ''The Arista [[Creator/AristaRecords Arista]] Years'' (which includes music they made after the material included on ''Skeletons from the Closet'') and the career spanning 2003 release ''The Very Best of the Grateful Dead''.
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