Social Distortion are set to release their first career spanning collection on June 26. Time Bomb Recordings will release the "Greatest Hits" (view artwork here) on CD and limited edition vinyl. Classic songs from every classic album are represented in this definitive retrospective (track-listing below).
From the early So-Cal punk track "Mommy's Little Monster," that put them on the map, on through to 2004's radio hit "Reach For The Sky." Covering Social Distortion's three decade long career, "Greatest Hits" showcases the best in band leader Mike Ness' heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting. Their classic cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" is included as well.
The "Greatest Hits" will include the unreleasd track "Far Behind," which is the hard charging new song recorded just for this collection and is the album's lead single - hitting the airwaves May 15. The band will tour worldwide in support of the "Greatest Hits" album. More dates to be announced through 2007.
There has been speculation that Social D have also been in the studio working on their follow-up to 2004's "Sex, Love And Rock 'n' Roll". There has been no word on the title of the album and frontman Mike Ness recently said in an interview that it will probably not surface until 2008.
Here is the track listing, announced on the band's official website:
01. "Another State of Mind" 02. "Mommy's Little Monster" 03. "Prison Bound" 04. "Story of My Life" 05. "Ball and Chain" 06. "Ring of Fire" 07. "Bad Luck" 08. "When the Angels Sing" 09. "I Was Wrong" 10. "Reach for the Sky" 11. "Far Behind"