The Lost Children (album)

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The Lost Children
The cover of The Lost Children, featuring The Guy, Disturbed's mascot.
Compilation album by
  • November 4, 2011 (digital download)
  • November 8, 2011 (album)
Recorded1999–2010 in various locations.
Disturbed chronology
The Lost Children
Singles from The Lost Children
  1. "Hell"
    Released: October 11, 2011
  2. "3"
    Released: 2011

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 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 the band's website 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]


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
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[7]
Artistdirect4/5 stars[8]
Revolver4/5 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]

Commercial performance[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] The album has sold 238,000 copies in the United States as of July 2015.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleOriginally fromLength
1."Hell"B-side from Ten Thousand Fists4:15
2."A Welcome Burden"B-side from The Sickness and Dracula 2000: Music from the Dimension Motion Picture3:31
3."This Moment"B-side from Transformers: The Album3:05
4."Old Friend"B-side from Asylum3:34
5."Monster"B-side from Ten Thousand Fists4:04
6."Run"B-side from Indestructible3:13
7."Leave It Alone"B-side from Asylum4:07
8."Two Worlds"B-side from Ten Thousand Fists3:33
9."God of the Mind"B-side from The Sickness and Valentine3:05
10."Sickened"B-side from Ten Thousand Fists4:00
11."Mine"B-side from Asylum5:04
12."Parasite"B-side from Indestructible3:25
13."Dehumanized"B-side from Believe3:32
14."3"B-side from Asylum, originally released as a digital single to benefit the West Memphis Three4:02
15."Midlife Crisis" (Faith No More cover)B-side from Indestructible4:04
16."Living After Midnight" (Judas Priest cover)B-side from Asylum4:25
Total length:60:52




  • Johnny K – producer (tracks: 1–3, 5, 8–10, and 13), mixing (track 16)
  • Disturbed – producers (tracks: 1–3, 5, 8–10, and 13)
  • Dan Donegan – producer (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 14–16)
  • David Draiman – producer (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 14–16)
  • Mike Wengren – producer (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 14–16)
  • Ben Grosse – mixing (tracks: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 13)
  • Neal Avron – mixing (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 15)
  • Ted Jensenmastering
  • Travis Shinn – photography
  • Raymond Swanland – illustration
  • Denny Phillips – design
  • Frank Maddocks – creative direction
  • Norman Wonderly – creative direction

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[12] 12
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 35
German Albums Chart[14] 29
New Zealand Albums Chart[15] 10
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 59
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 59
UK Albums Chart[18] 85
US Billboard 200[10] 13


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  2. ^ "Disturbed Release B-Sides Album Before 'Going Away for a Bit'". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Disturbed: 'The Lost Children' Cover Artwork, More Details Revealed". Roadrunner Records. September 22, 2011. Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. 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". Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. 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". Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. 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. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015.
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  14. ^ "Disturbed > Longplay-Chartverfolgung". (in German). PhonoNet.
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