The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! is a compilation album by the heavy metal band Pantera, released on September 23, 2003, two months before their breakup. The title of the compilation is a combination of the titles of their first four major label albums. The compilation includes an audio CD of fifteen previously released tracks and one previously unreleased track, plus a DVD with twelve music videos, two of them live. The tracks on the CD include songs from all six major label albums (two from Cowboys from Hell, three from Vulgar Display of Power, four from Far Beyond Driven, one from The Great Southern Trendkill, one from Official Live: 101 Proof, and three from Reinventing the Steel), as well as their cover of Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever" from the Detroit Rock City soundtrack and their cover of Black Sabbath's "Hole in the Sky" from the Revolution Is My Name EP, all in chronological order. This compilation album reached #38 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA in August 2004 and platinum in January 2006.
The International version of Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!, titled Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera (combination of the titles of their albums Reinventing the Steel and Cowboys from Hell) is almost identical. It has different artwork and a cardboard slip cover. It also has different tracks than its 'US Twin' and is available as a standard version or with the DVD.
Track list Edit
|1.||"Cowboys from Hell"||4:06|
|3.||"Mouth for War"||3:57|
|8.||"5 Minutes Alone"||5:51|
|9.||"Planet Caravan" (Black Sabbath cover) (Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward)||4:04|
|10.||"Drag the Waters"||4:57|
|11.||"Where You Come From"||5:13|
|12.||"Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent cover) (Ted Nugent)||3:49|
|13.||"Revolution Is My Name"||5:19|
|14.||"I'll Cast a Shadow"||5:19|
|16.||"Hole in the Sky" (Black Sabbath cover) (Osbourne, Iommi, Butler, Ward)||4:16|