A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material is a sixteen song collection of music spanning eleven years of creative output from John Maus.
Of the sixteen songs showcased, five: “This is the Beat”, “Castles in the Grave”, “No Title (Molly)”, “Bennington” and “My Hatred is Magnificent” have appeared on previous compilations, while two of the songs “Angel of the Night” and “Lost” have never been released on any format, nor across any media. The same can not be said of the remaining nine songs, the majority of which initially appeared on Demos 2011, a bundle of tracks originating from mausspace.com where they had been uploaded by their creator (John Maus) to be appreciated, if not reviewed, by those eager enough to search them out.
The standard LP version is a limited one time pressing of 3000 hand numbered copies and comes with a mp3 download card.
A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material has been entirely remixed and remastered and features artwork and design by Turner Prize winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans.