The Dear Hunter have delivered "The Complete Collection" package of their acclaimed nine-EP collection, The Color Spectrum (Triple Crown Records), which is now available on CD for the first time.
The three-CD box set includes a 52-page booklet of lyrics, notes from band mastermind Casey Crescenzo and new artwork, as well as a 90-minute DVD consisting of live and never-before-seen footage of the making of the epic compilation.
Immediately following the initial June 14 release, The Color Spectrum debuted in two separate spots on Billboard's "Heatseekers" chart: first at an impressive #9 for the entire digital version, and at #32 for the 11-song CD version (featuring select music from each EP).
The Color Spectrum--originally only available digitally and as a limited edition vinyl package (sold in a wooden box) that quickly sold out--consists of songs inspired by the colors of the spectrum, specifically Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigoviolet, with White and Black being included as bookends.
It was written and recorded as Casey traveled across the U.S., documenting every step of the process as he worked with several producers and musicians including Manchester Orchestra, Brendan Brown from The Receiving End of Sirens, Mike Watts (who has worked with As Tall As Lions and he mixed the band's Act III: Life And Death), and Steve Haigler (Brand New, As Tall As Lions, Quicksand).
"This project has gone farther than I could have hoped for," exclaims Casey. "I'm proud to be releasing 'The Complete Collection' on CD, along with a DVD detailing my trip across the country, and 'making of' footage for a number of the EPs. We wanted to make sure the CD box set could live up to scope of the vinyl box, and with a new large accompanying booklet, as well as all new art design by Cameron Thorne, I feel this has been given more care and love than a standard rerelease."