Deluxe three disc (two CDs + DVD) edition includes a bonus CD containing 20 rare and unreleased tracks from the band's vaults along with a DVD of music videos and live performances. 2009 anthology from the American Alt-Country Roots rockers. Formed in 1985 by Minneapolis roots music fans Mark Olson and Gary Louris, The Jayhawks became one of the most recognized and successful bands of the so-called Alt-Country movement of the 1990's. Their milestone albums Blue Earth, Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow The Green Grass yielded hits like 'Waiting For The Sun' and 'Blue' which showcased the blend of harmony vocals, acoustic guitar and pedal-steel-like leads that quickly became the band's signature sound. After the departure of Olson in 1995, Louris changed direction slightly toward a more Pop-oriented sound and soldiered on with classic albums Sound Of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music. Music From The North Country is a 2009 compilation that tells the band's story so far. Collecting key tracks from all of their releases and overseen by Gary Louris, this is a wonderful introduction to, and happy reminder of one of the great American bands of our time.