Greatest Hits of the 20th Century – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Label: Warner Brothers

Record Labels like selling the same music over and over if they can, so they put reissue options into the contracts. The artist tries to put it off as long as possible, and then try to make sure that when it does happen, he likes the way it’s done. Warners allowed us to choose the tracks for the best of. I liked the title “Greatest Hits of the 20th Century’, because we never have had a single actual hit. So it was supposed to be a joke title, but nobody ever got it. We did take a pair of unfinished tracks and complete them so there could be some fresh material on here as well, for anyone who didn’t realize they were buying previously released tracks. Mostly the album contained the essential tunes that everyone wanted to hear from us, except for the two new tracks, which really had no place on a ‘best of album’. Jim McGuire’s album cover shot is great.