Epic Collects Screaming Trees' 'Songs'

The later years of Seattle rock act Screaming Trees will be celebrated with the upcoming compilation "Ocean of Confusion: Songs of Screaming Trees 1989-1996."

The later years of Seattle rock act Screaming Trees will be celebrated with the upcoming compilation "Ocean of Confusion: Songs of Screaming Trees 1989-1996." Due Nov. 9 via Epic/Legacy, the 20-track set is drawn from the Trees' three Epic releases: 1991's "Uncle Anesthesia," 1993's "Sweet Oblivion" and 1996's "Dust."

"Ocean of Confusion" includes the group's biggest single, "Nearly Lost You," which peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 12 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally. Its success helped "Sweet Oblivion" reach No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

The album will boast two previously unreleased tracks, "Paperback Bible" and "Watch Pocket Blues," which were recorded between "Sweet Oblivion" and "Dust" but ultimately shelved. Trees leader Mark Lanegan is supervising every aspect of the collection, according to a label spokesperson.

The Trees played their last show in June 2000 at the opening of the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Lanegan has been the most prolific ex-member, having released six solo albums for Beggars Banquet and Sub Pop and recording/touring with Queens Of The Stone Age.

Here is the track list for "Ocean of Confusion":

"Who Lies in Darkness"
"Story of Her Fate"
"Alice Said"
"Disappearing"
"Ocean of Confusion"
"Shadow of the Season"
"Nearly Lost You"
"Dollar Bill"
"More or Less"
"For Celebrations Past"
"Julie Paradise"
"Butterfly"
"E.S.K."
"Watch Pocket Blues"
"Paperback Bible"
"Make My Mind"
"Dying Days"
"Sworn and Broken"
"Witness"
"Traveler"