After two years of retrospectives in the literary and cinematic world, a new career-spanning Beastie Boys compilation is on its way next month.
Beastie Boys Music serves as a belated 20-track accompaniment to the group’s lengthy Beastie Boys Book (2018) and this year’s Spike Jonze-helmed documentary Beastie Boys Story. True to its name, it collects 20 singles and beloved tracks from the New York trio’s seven major records for Def Jam and Capitol, including “Fight For Your Right,” “Hey Ladies,” “So What’cha Want,” “Sabotage,” “Intergalactic” and more. The set is the first to span their entire career, with most recent collection Solid Gold Hits (2005) stopping short of the group’s final album, 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.
In addition to the book and film, surviving members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz (Adam “MCA” Yauch died of cancer in 2012) celebrated the 20th anniversary of Paul’s Boutique last year with the digital release of rare B-sides and remixes from that album cycle.
Beastie Boys Music will be available on CD, 2LP and digital October 23. Intriguingly, it has since been noticed that the formats have different running orders; the below reflects the CD and digital offering, while the vinyl will assemble the tracks chronologically in order of single releases.
Beastie Boys Music (Capitol/UMe, 2020)
- So What’cha Want
- Paul Revere
- Shake Your Rump
- Make Some Noise
- Sure Shot
- Ch-Check It Out
- Fight For Your Right
- Pass The Mic
- Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win
- Body Movin’
- Hold It Now, Hit It
- Root Down
- Brass Monkey
- Get It Together
- Jimmy James
- Hey Ladies
- No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Tracks 1, 9 and 18 from Check Your Head (Capitol, 1992)
Tracks 2, 8, 13, 16 and 20 from Licensed To Ill (Def Jam, 1986)
Tracks 3, 14 and 19 from Paul’s Boutique (Capitol, 1989)
Tracks 4 and 10 from Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol, 2011)
Tracks 5, 12, 15 and 17 from Ill Communication (Capitol, 1994)
Tracks 6 and 11 from Hello Nasty (Capitol, 1998)
Track 7 from To The 5 Boroughs (Capitol, 2004)