On the occasion of the Beastie Boys' 24th birthday, Capitol will on Nov. 8 release the compilation "Solid Gold Hits." The 15-track set will also be available as a limited-edition CD/DVD featuring as-y

On the occasion of the Beastie Boys' 24th birthday, Capitol will on Nov. 8 release the compilation "Solid Gold Hits." The 15-track set will also be available as a limited-edition CD/DVD featuring as-yet-unspecified music videos.

The Beasties were previously anthologized on the 1999 double-disc set "The Sounds of Science," which included all but five tracks here. "Triple Trouble," "Ch-Check It Out" and "An Open Letter to NYC" are drawn from last year's album "To the 5 Boroughs," while Fatboy Slim has remixed "Body Movin.'"

The lone oldie left off "Science" that has been revived for "Solid Gold Hits" is "No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn" from 1986's "License To Ill."

Due to the fact that the Beasties have been off the radar since completing the tour in support of "To the 5 Boroughs" and that no new or rare material is featured on "Solid Gold Hits," there is renewed fan debate over the trio's future.

Asked last year if "To the 5 Boroughs" might be the Beasties' final album, Mike D told Billboard, "You know, to be honest, we really never know. One of the things we've talked about is actually not waiting so long until we record the next record, because we did a lot more songs for ["Boroughs"] than we wound up using. Of course, give it a year. We'd like to get the next record out in less time than we've ever had between records."

Here is the track list for "Solid Gold Hits":

"So What'cha Want"
"Brass Monkey"
"Ch-Check It Out"
"No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn"
"Hey Ladies"
"Pass the Mic"
"An Open Letter to NYC"
"Root Down"
"Shake Your Rump"
"Intergalactic"
"Sure Shot"
"Body Movin'" (Fatboy Slim remix)
"Triple Trouble"
"Sabotage"
"Fight for Your Right"

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