Special two CD mediabook edition includes four additional bonus tracks on Disc One plus a second CD that contains the segued version of the album with no pauses between the songs. Also includes a 180 page booklet. 2012 release, the eighth studio album from the Austin Alt-Rock band And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (sometimes referred to as The Trail Of Dead). Contrary to what the name may imply, Lost Songs is all new material by the band. Frontman Conrad Keely says ''The music was inspired by the apathy to real world events that has plagued the independent music scene now for over a decade. 'Up to Infinity' is about the Syrian civil war. We believe that tyranny and despotism suffered by any people, anywhere, is intolerable and should not be treated as an internal matter, but completely justifies intervention by the international community.''
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Lost Songs doesn't disappoint those fans. It's a focused, song-by-song album that ditches much of the symphonic (both in structure and instrumentation) efforts of their four preceding albums and sees a very tight band delivering well crafted rock tunes. I'm constantly astounded by how well Trail of Dead can hold my attention--six albums in for me and I still greet each release with great anticipation and have yet to be disappointed. I can't think of any other band that has produced six albums I'm happy to listen to in their entirety any time. (Yes, I know that Trail of Dead have eight albums counting the two before Sourcetags, but I don't count the first two in the "listen to in their entirety any time" category.)
If you longed for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead to return to their Sourcetags sound and style, you should love this album. If you think that World's Apart was possibly even better than Sourcetags, then you might lament the turn this album takes, but should still find it very enjoyable as every song is ridiculously engaging and well crafted.