With several sets for The Flaming Lips arriving soon, it’s no surprise to discover that a Greatest Hits (Vol 1, even!) is arriving as well. With a strong career allowing the band a rabid following since 1983 beginnings. With four albums on the Restless label, and the rest of their catalog titles firmly with Warner Brothers, including the popular Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2003) with “Do You Realize?”, and their latest issue, Oczy Mlody (2017), with its charming “The Castle” song.

On June 1, Warner Brothers Records will honor The Flaming Lips with a 3CD “hits” collection that will contain deep album cuts, singles, B-sides, outtakes, rarities, and a few previously unreleased surprises. It’s being called Greatest Hits Vol.1 Deluxe Edition. In addition to this large collection, Warner Bros. will offer a stripped down version for an eleven track black vinyl LP. All songs on both the 52 track 3CD Deluxe Edition, and the vinyl LP will be newly remastered for these packages. There will be DD as well.

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Deluxe Edition (3CD)- The Flaming Lips


01. Talkin’ ’bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever)
02. Hit Me Like You Did The First Time
03. Frogs
04. Felt Good To Burn
05. Turn It On
06. She Don’t Use Jelly
07. Chewin’ the Apple of Your Eye
08. Slow Nerve Action
09. Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles
10. Brainville
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?


01. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
02. In The Morning of the Magicians
03. All We Have Is Now
04. Do You Realize??
05. The W.A.N.D.
06. Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
07. Vein of Stars
08. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
09. 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
15. How??
16. There Should Be Unicorns
17. The Castle


01. Zero to A Million (Demo)
02. Jets (Cupid’s Kiss Vs The Psyche Of Death) (2-Track Demo)
03. Thirty-Five Thousand Feet Of Despair
04. The Captain
05. 1000 Ft. Hands
06. Noodling Theme (Epic Sunset Mix #5)
07. Up Above The Daily Hum
08. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (In Anatropous Reflex)
09. 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 Pt. 2
16. If I Only Had A Brain
17. Silent Night / Lord, Can You Hear Me

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (LP)The Flaming Lips


01. Do You Realize??
02. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
03. Race For The Prize
04. Waitin’ For A Superman
05. When You Smile
06. She Don’t Use Jelly


01. Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)
02. The W.A.N.D.
03. Silver Trembling Hands
04. The Castle
05. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

By MARowe