The Flaming Lips (Credit: Anna Smith)
Massive set of singles, B-sides, deluxe 3-CD Editions and black vinyl pressing...

The Flaming Lips announce their first official ‘hits’ collection via Warner Bros records, with the album set for release on June 1st.

‘Greatest Hits Vol. 1’ will compile a selection of the best-loved tracks from previous albums. Deluxe Editions will contain a generous hatful of International single B-sides, studio out-takes and several previously unreleased tracks to present an essential view into the extraordinary body of work from this much-loved band.

All works are remastered by the band and producer Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios. To make things even more exciting, Rhino Records and Warner Bros will also reissue two early albums recorded for Restless Records: ‘Scratching The Door’ and ‘Seeing The Unseeable’. Those are out June 29th, also remastered by The Flaming Lips and Fridmann.

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase direct bundles and brand new Greatest Hits-themed merchandise. The deluxe bundle will include the 53-song 3-CD set with screen printed poster and all three digital download tracks in advance of the release date. There is also a vinyl edition available including the 11 track black vinyl album.

The most comprehensive of any Lips compilation to date, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Deluxe Edition becomes an essential piece of the puzzle into the wonderful and strange world view of The Flaming Lips.

'Greatest Hits Vol. 1' will be released on June 1st.

Words: Lauren McDermott
Photo Credit: Anna Smith

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