Their first ever career-spanning compilation is out on 31 January 2020.
Celebrating 20 years, Dashboard Confessional today announced their first-ever career-spanning compilation, The Best Ones Of The Best Ones, will be released on 31 January, 2020. The album is a thoughtfully curated collection of the band’s most beloved songs and features selections from all seven studio albums, the So Impossible and The Drowning EPs, and the band’s legendary, Platinum-certified MTV Unplugged performance.
From start to finish, The Best Ones Of The Best Ones showcases the profound durability of Dashboard Confessional’s music over the past two decades. The collection highlights singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba’s extraordinary ability to give a cathartic voice to the messiest of emotions, which led the band to ascend from a bedroom project to a global sensation. Carrabba—who now owns the majority of Dashboard Confessional’s master recordings (a notable rarity in the music industry)—will self-release the physical, double LP version of The Best Ones Of The Best Ones, along with digital distribution via AWAL.
Dashboard Confessional has also announced a 20th celebration tour that will begin early next year and take the band throughout intimate rooms across the U.S. The band will perform 2001’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most and 2003’s A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar in their entirety on subsequent nights in select cities—including New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA—and include a mix of songs from both albums on all other dates.
With more new music coming soon, Carrabba looks forward to carrying a celebratory spirit all throughout 2020 and reconnecting with his legion of listeners across the globe. “The fact that my music has had an effect on anybody’s life besides mine is so humbling, and one of the greatest parts of that has been getting to know the people who have become fans over the years,” he says. “Because the thing is that people can choose your band, but it doesn’t work the other way around—you don’t get to choose your fans. I always feel so incredibly lucky these are the fans who ended up choosing us.”
The Best Ones Of The Best Ones tracklist
1. Screaming Infidelities (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
2. The Swiss Army Romance (The Swiss Army Romance)
3. Again I Go Unnoticed (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
4. Saints and Sailors (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
5. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most)
6. Hands Down (So Impossible)
7. So Impossible (So Impossible)
8. The Best Deceptions (MTV Unplugged)
9. The Sharp Hint Of New Tears (MTV Unplugged)
10. The Brilliant Dance (MTV Unplugged)=
11. Drowning (The Drowning)
12. Ghost Of A Good Thing (A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar)
13. Don’t Wait (Dusk and Summer)
14. Stolen (Dusk and Summer)
15. So Long, So Long (Dusk and Summer)
16. Vindicated (Dusk and Summer)
17. Fever Dreams (The Shade Of Poison Trees)
18. Belle Of The Boulevard (Alter the Ending)
19. We Fight (Crooked Shadows)
20. Heart Beat Here (Crooked Shadows)
Full UK dates below:
10 November – King Tuts, Glasgow
11 November – Deaf Institute, Manchester SOLD OUT
13 November – St Pancras Old Church, London SOLD OUT
14 November – St Pancras Old Church, London SOLD OUT
15 November – St Pancras Old Church, London SOLD OUT