The Lost Children (album)

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The Lost Children
Compilation album by Disturbed
Released November 8, 2011 (Album)
November 4, 2011 (Digital download)
Recorded 1999–2010 in various locations.
Genre Heavy metal, alternative metal, hard rock, nu metal
Length 60:52
Label Reprise
Producer Disturbed, Johnny K
Disturbed chronology
Asylum
(2010)
The Lost Children
(2011)
Singles from The Lost Children
  1. "Hell"
    Released: October 11, 2011
  2. "3"
    Released: 2011
  3. "Living After Midnight"
    Released: 2014

The Lost Children is a B-sides compilation album by American metal band Disturbed. It was released on November 8, 2011.[1] The album was announced in August 2011 by David Draiman via Twitter, where he answered several questions regarding the album. The Lost Children is Disturbed's longest album to date.

Album background[edit]

The title comes from the band calling the songs "their children", because they can't pick a favorite.[2] The Lost Children features all of Disturbed's b-side tracks that were recorded during a time period of 11 years with the exception of the song "Glass Shatters" which is only available on WWF Forceable Entry. The only song on the album not previously available is "Mine". A track titled "3", which was originally released as a digital single on disturbed1.com for a campaign backing the West Memphis Three, was not originally intended to be released on the album but was included due to a surprise hearing for the West Memphis Three, resulting in their release from prison. The album artwork was revealed on September 22, 2011.[3] "Hell" was announced as the first radio single for the album.[4]

Song interpretations[edit]

The first single "Hell" is, according to David Draiman, "about a relationship with someone who keeps coming in and out of your life, and every time they come back they fuck up your whole world."[5] The track "Mine" is about religion as a catalyst for war.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Artistdirect 4/5 stars[8]
Revolver 4/5 stars[9]

The first online review of The Lost Children was posted by the website Artistdirect, and Rick Florino had given the album a positive review. Florino states about the album, "One of the reasons why Disturbed stood out from the turn of the century pack is because they've always been as diverse as they are dangerous in their approach. The band wasn't afraid to take risks, while crafting pulse-pounding, arena-filling heavy metal. The Lost Children screams that loud and clear."[8] Revolver also reviewed the album and gave it a 4 out of 5, saying "Granted, it is a collection of B-sides, but any lack of overall cohesiveness or structure makes this album an enjoyably random pile of 16 good-to-great songs that force the listener to pick through and find their favorite."[9]

Chart positions[edit]

In the United States, the album debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart with 43,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hell" (b-side from Ten Thousand Fists) 4:15
2. "A Welcome Burden" (b-side from The Sickness & Dracula 2000 Soundtrack ) 3:31
3. "This Moment" (appeared on the Transformers: The Album ) 3:05
4. "Old Friend" (b-side from Asylum) 3:34
5. "Monster" (b-side from Ten Thousand Fists) 4:04
6. "Run" (b-side from Indestructible) 3:13
7. "Leave It Alone" (b-side from Asylum) 4:07
8. "Two Worlds" (b-side from Ten Thousand Fists) 3:33
9. "God of the Mind" (b-side from The Sickness) 3:05
10. "Sickened" (b-side from Ten Thousand Fists) 4:00
11. "Mine" (b-side from Asylum) 5:04
12. "Parasite" (b-side from Indestructible) 3:25
13. "Dehumanized" (b-side from Believe) 3:32
14. "3" (b-side from Asylum, originally released as a digital single to benefit the West Memphis Three) 4:02
15. "Midlife Crisis" (Faith No More cover) (b-side from Believe) 4:04
16. "Living After Midnight" (Judas Priest cover) (b-side from Asylum) 4:25
Total length:
1:00:00

Personnel[edit]

Disturbed
Production
  • Tracks 1–3, 5, 8–10, and 13 produced by Johnny K and Disturbed
  • Tracks 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 14–16 produced by Dan Donegan, and co-produced by David Draiman and Mike Wengren
  • Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 13 mixed by Ben Grosse
  • Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 15 mixed by Neal Avron
  • Track 16 mixed by Johnny K
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Photography – Travis Shinn
  • Illustration – Raymond Swanland
  • Design – Denny Phillips
  • Creative direction – Frank Maddocks and Norman Wonderly

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[11] 12
Austrian Albums Chart[12] 35
German Albums Chart[13] 29
New Zealand Albums Chart[14] 10
Swedish Albums Chart[15] 59
Swiss Albums Chart[16] 59
UK Albums Chart[17] 85
US Billboard 200[10] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disturbed: 'The Lost Children' Track Listing, Release Date Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Disturbed Release B-Sides Album Before 'Going Away for a Bit'". Billboard. 
  3. ^ "Disturbed: 'The Lost Children' Cover Artwork, More Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Disturbed to Release B-Sides Album, 'The Lost Children,' on Nov. 8th". Guitar Player. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Disturbed". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mine". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Lost Children – Disturbed". Allmusic. 
  8. ^ a b "Disturbed Lost Children Review". Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Revolver – Lost Children Review". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park Hits No. 1 On Billboard Chart". mtv. November 16, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Disturbed – The Lost Children". australian-charts.com. 
  12. ^ "Disturbed – The Lost Children" (in German). austriancharts.at. 
  13. ^ "Disturbed > Longplay-Chartverfolgung". Musicline.de (in German). PhonoNet. 
  14. ^ "Disturbed – The Lost Children". charts.org.nz. 
  15. ^ "Disturbed – The Lost Children". swedishcharts.com. 
  16. ^ "Disturbed – The Lost Children". hitparade.ch. 
  17. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK Update November 19, 2011". Zobbel. Retrieved 2011-11-29.