NEW YORK Epic Records Group is proud to announce the December 12 release of the SILVERCHAIR THE BEST OF VOLUME ONE, a 23 track, single-disc collection of the band’s recordings and selection of material previously unavailable in the United States.
SILVERCHAIR THE BEST OF VOLUME ONE draws
from such hits as Tomorrow, Freak, Anthem For The Year 2000, and Emotion
Sickness. The collection also contains 10 B-sides never before released
in the U.S. Trash, Minor Threat, Madman, and features covers of Black Flag’s
Wasted and Fix Me, plus an acoustic remix of Ana’s Song (Open Fire).
Formed in the Australian industrial town of Newcastle in 1992, silverchair (Daniel Johns, guitars and vocals; Ben Gillies, drums; Chris Joannou, bass) were still in high school when their first single, Tomorrow, became a #1 song. In April 1995, silverchair’s Frogstomp, became the first debut album by an Australian artist to enter the national charts at #1. Over a three-week period in 1996, silverchair recorded their second Epic album, Freak Show. The 13-track collection was released in February 1997, the album reached #12 on the Billboard Top 200, was certified gold; and went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. The lead track, Abuse Me, cracked the Top 5 of the Rock and Alternative Airplay charts. In 1999, the trio released their last Epic album Neon Ballroom, which includes guest musicians pianist David Helfgott (the inspiration for the Oscar winning film Shine) and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on Emotion Sickness, the album has gone gold with hits Ana’s Song and Anthem For The Year 2000.
silverchair will join the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Brazil to close the world’s largest music festival Rock In Rio on January 21, 2001.
Selections from SILVERCHAIR THE BEST OF VOLUME ONE
Anthem For The Year 2000
Ana's Song (Open Fire)
Miss You Love
*Ana's Song (Open Fire) (Acoustic Remix)
*Punk Song 2
*Wasted/ Fix Me
*Freak (Remix For Us Rejects)
*Indicates previously unreleased U.S. B-sides