When our 50th release (and subsequently our 8th year in business) was approaching, we wanted to do something special, so we approached the most special people we knew, namely our bands and our friends. Each band answered with a brand new, exclusive song for this compilation, most of which were recorded specifically with this release in mind. Every song is stunning and there truly is not a weak link in the whole set. It is 65 minutes of heart-stopping beauty and drama, the way we like to bring it, and the way you like it brought. For the artwork, we turned to our friends and fans. We held a contest of sorts, offering everyone the chance to submit their work for possible inclusion in the extensive 24-page full-color booklet. The end result is a package that rests as the single proudest display this label has ever released. For a format that is so notoriously disappointing, we sure lucked out on this one.
released May 4, 2004
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