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What Are Records to release Very Best Of The Samples (1989-1994) CD/DVD

What Are Records? is proud to announce the late autumn release of our first greatest hits collection in the label's illustrious history.

"Very Best of The Samples: 1989-1994" compiles 17 audio tracks on CD featuring
original studio versions of the Boulder, Colorado band's classic songs, including "When It's Raining" and "Birth Of Words".

In addition, a DVD featuring rare video footage, videos, mp3s, and the long out of print 10 Wheels, a documentary of The Samples' early years through 1994, is included. This two disc set will be released on November 16, 2004. ..

Underrated, but not by their fans, The Samples became a beachhead of sorts for the underground college rock circuit, garnering rabid fans and selling out large concert halls nationally. Without the benefit of MTV, and only a little album radio, The Samples have managed to sell over 1,000,000 (that's one million!) copies of their catalogue based on a genuine grass roots campaign. Bands like Dave Matthews Band and Big Head
Todd & The Monsters later found great success on a road paved by this dynamic quartet.

This celebratory "best of" also bring The Samples' story up to date by catching up with the "classic" line-up of Jeep MacNichol, Al Laughlin, Andy Sheldon, and Sean Kelly. Find out what the members of the band are up to in 2004 and hear new material from their current musical endeavours.

A complete tracklisting is available right here. For the uberfans, there is an exclusive EP of rare tracks for sale at iTunes right now. You can also view the video for "Weight Of The World"at iTunes.