Origin is the first demo CD by American rock band Evanescence. It was released on November 4, 2000, through Bigwig Enterprises, with only 2,500 copies being pressed and sold at the band's live concerts in Little Rock, Arkansas, and on the Bigwig Enterprises website.
Due to the limited numbers pressed and the band's success, copies of the album were being sold for US$400 on eBay following Fallen 's release, and it became nearly impossible to find an original copy. Although it is commonly referred to as a full-length album, lead vocalist and co-founder Amy Lee refers to it as a "dressed up" demo CD, and urges fans to simply download the album, rather than purchase it. It contains earlier versions of "Whisper", "Imaginary", and "My Immortal", which appeared on the band's debut studio album, Fallen, as well as a re-recorded version of the track "Where Will You Go", which previously appeared on the Evanescence EP released in 1998. Three tracks were omitted: "Catherine", "Spanish", and "Listen to the Rain". "Listen to the Rain" was planned to be sandwiched between the tracks "Eternal" and "Demise", but after it was cut, "Eternal" and "Demise" were merged into one track.
Spin magazine's Melissa Maerz graded the album with two out of five stars and wrote, "Manufactured by a friend, this rough-draft full-length debut features stripped down versions of Fallen hits such as 'Whisper' and 'My Immortal'."