Early Trax

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Early Trax
Compilation album by Ministry
Released October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
Recorded 1981–84
Genre New wave, synthpop, EBM, gothic rock
Length 73:25
Label Rykodisc
Producer Al Jourgensen
Ministry chronology
Houses of the Molé
(2004)
Early Trax
(2004)
Side Trax
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Early Trax is a compilation album from industrial metal band Ministry. The album was released in October 2004. It contains either released or (previously) unreleased songs from 1981 through to 1984, as well as some remixes of those songs (roughly half of the album by time is made up of remixes of songs also on the album). The album is thus similar to the 1987 compilation album Twelve Inch Singles and contains much of the same material. Most of the songs on the album were initially released on the Wax Trax! label. As can be expected from Ministry's early work, the album features a strong synthpop and new wave flavor - Ministry moved more definitively into the industrial metal genre later into their career (post Twitch). The album also shows Ministry's early gothic rock beginnings, with the two mixes of "I'm Falling" and "Overkill" being some of their earliest tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Al Jourgensen

No. Title Length
1. "(Every Day Is) Halloween"   6:36
2. "Halloween" (Remix) 10:23
3. "All Day"   5:50
4. "All Day" (Remix) 6:34
5. "Nature of Love"   7:03
6. "Nature of Love" (Cruelty Mix) 6:44
7. "Nature of Love" (Outtakes) 8:08
8. "He's Angry"   3:54
9. "Move" (Original Mix) 5:06
10. "I'm Falling"   4:24
11. "I'm Falling" (Alternative Mix) 4:04
12. "Overkill"   4:33
  • Tracks 8, 9, 11, 12 were previously unreleased

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