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listen  1. The Rockafeller Skank (2006 Digital Remaster)Fatboy Slim 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Praise YouFatboy Slim 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)Cornershop 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Weapon Of Choice (2006 Digital Remaster)Fatboy Slim 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Gangster Trippin'Fatboy Slim 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Remix)Groove Armada 3:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Wonderful NightFatboy Slim 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Right Here, Right NowFatboy Slim 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Going Out Of My HeadFatboy Slim 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Sunset (Bird Of Prey)Fatboy Slim 3:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Everybody Loves A CarnivalFatboy Slim 4:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Don't Let The Man Get You DownFatboy Slim 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. DemonsFatboy Slim 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Sho NuffFatboy Slim 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Slash Dot DashFatboy Slim 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Santa CruzFatboy Slim 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Champion SoundFatboy Slim 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. That Old Pair Of JeansFatboy Slim 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Norman “Jack-of-All-Genres” Cook, in addition to his former occupations as bassist for the Housemartins and one-third of acid house hitmakers Pizzaman, is also the man behind one of the most popular of the new flock of English “Brit-hop” producers, Fatboy Slim. Releasing his Fatboy material through club staple Skint, Cook’s raucous blend of house, acid, funk, ... Read more in Amazon's Fatboy Slim Store

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  • Audio CD (June 20, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B000FC2GBE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2006 compilation of Fatboy Slim's finest tunes and remixes. Features the new single 'That Old Pair Of Jeans', one other new track, 'Champion Sound', plus other Fatboy hits like 'Rockafeller Skank', 'Praise You' and 'Gangster Trippin''. Also includes his hit remixes of Cornershop's 'Brimful Of Asha' and Groove Armada's 'I See You Baby'. He's certainly come a long way since his days as just plain old Norman Cook, bassist of the Housemartins! 18 tracks. Skint.

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This would get me to buy more music instead of downloading.
Paola Suarez
The two bonus tracks are pretty good, and its nice having a good solid compilation of these tracks without the blending into the next songs, etc.
timeywimey55
In any case, it's a GREAT remix (better than the original in fact!).
H. Yu

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By timeywimey55 on June 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you like Fatboy Slim, even if you have all his albums, this is still worth a purchase. The two bonus tracks are pretty good, and its nice having a good solid compilation of these tracks without the blending into the next songs, etc. Not all the tracks are the radio edits, as Wonderful Night still drops the F-bomb, but Gangster Tripping cuts out the S-word. It's good to put on with a group of friends who don't want to hear the 7 minute extended mix of every song, you know?

Anyways, this is a fantastic compilation, and a good intro to the Fatboy, if you're new. The DVD is perfect as well.

Norman Cook, you're my heeeeero.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Adam Felker on July 28, 2006
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I'll admit this freely: I'm not an obsessive Fatboy Slim fan who wants to own every single FBS song. I'm a casual fan, and I bought this disc for a good overview of FBS's most popular hits.

If that's the type of audience this disc is aimed toward, it definitely succeeds. The first six or so tracks are the ones that everybody's heard (and most people seem to like!), and the remaining twelve tracks lead the listener into songs that he or she hasn't likely heard on the ratio.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Blue Gardener on July 15, 2006
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Fatboy Slim is by far my favorite musical artist, because I've never heard a song he's mixed that I haven't completely loved. Although there are only three tracks on this CD that I've actually heard on the radio (Praise You, The Rockafeller Skank, Wonderful Night), all of the songs on here are incredibly good and worthy of airplay. Extreme Fatboy Slim fans like me will likely already have purchased his four main albums and have most of these tunes, but this CD also offers a few songs that can't be found on any of them. Neither of the remixes are on his albums, and both are equally decent (very danceable too). "Sho Nuff" originally comes from a single for "Praise You", and has a rather catchy organ rhythm as well as some abrupt vocal excerpts for an overall nifty track. "Everybody Loves a Carnival" is one of the best non-album tracks on this CD, and it incorporates a humorous timpani beat with parts of Fatboy Slim's already existent songs "Everybody Needs a 303" from Better Living Through Chemistry and "Tweaker's Delight" from The Rockafeller Skank EP. Then there are the two brand new songs "Champion Sound" and "That Old Pair of Jeans", the better of the two being "Champion Sound". Both of them feature Lateef (I think), who sang for two songs on Fatboy Slim's Palookaville album, and his voice goes well with the sampled beats. "Champion Sound" mixes an unbelievably catchy chorus with a simple synthesized chord progression in the background, and leans more towards the rap genre than most of Fatboy Slim's mixes. "That Old Pair of Jeans" is not one of Fatboy Slim's stronger songs, but is sort of cool for its somewhat old-sounding samples blended with vocals from Lateef.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Rial on July 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you are one of those old Fatboy Slim fans like me that have been seriously dissapointed with Palookaville where Norman took a whole new direction most of us didn't like, then this is your chance to love him back. This compilation includes the best ever made by him, to remember the good old times.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tim Parker on June 28, 2006
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Wow, i've never been the first reviewer in something. Nevermind let's get to the cd. Well this cd is a great start for a new Fatboy Slim fan. It has all his greatest hits from his debut "Better Living Through Chemistry" to "Palookaville" and some remixes. Fatboy Slim celebrates his 10 years of doing music and makes this compilation everyone who loves him should have.

P.S: Sorry for making such a short review, but soon this review will get lost...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Falcon on September 14, 2006
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If you want to hear, enjoy, and show off to others the genius that is Fatboy Slim, here you go.

As Matthew Blissmer said in his review, this is a GREAT CD to put on for friends that don't want to hear the (often excessively) long versions of each of the songs. I always ran into that problem... I loved the songs but they had awkward lead-in and lead-outs. In "Why Try Harder?", ALL the songs are beautifully edited, starting and stopping at exactly perfect times for the full effect of the song. No minute-long lead-out for "Going Out of My Head", and "Brimful of Asha" (one of my favorites) is cut perfectly down to size from the 7:30 full cut.

I can put this in a CD player and hit Shuffle and not be nervous about hitting an embarrassing song. They're all great.

If you're new to Fatboy Slim, or you've been following him for years, it doesn't matter, this is your CD. Clean up all those illegally-downloaded albums and mixes you were too hesitant to purchase, because this has it all in one neatly packaged, easily-purchasable CD! Time to pay your respects to the totally awesome Norman Cook in this totally awesome collection. Why look harder?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H. Yu on July 22, 2006
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I won't go into what the other reviewers have already said about this compilation. It's a great collection gathering some of Norman Cook's (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) finest work. My only complaint is, where's Fatboy's remixed version of "Body Movin'" by the Beastie Boys? In any case, it's a GREAT remix (better than the original in fact!). Oh well. Anyway, do go out and get this collection!
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Not the same!
Of course it's not the same, if it wasn't, people wouldn't buy this album... pretty much like making slight variations or mixes for regular "Greatest Hits" albums: to put the single radio edit instead of the album version... stuff like that.
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