Hollywood Records has announced a Greatest Hits collection titled Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin from their multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin to be released on August 16, 2011.
The two-disc release will feature the band's chart-topping hits including "Breath," "So Cold," "Sooner Or Later," "The Diary Of Jane" and "I Will Not Bow," as well as an entire disc of rare recordings including never-before-released songs, live performances, rare acoustic recordings and remixes.
A remixed version of "Blow Me Away," the lead track from the two-disc set, features the soaring vocals of Syd Duran of the band Valora and is already heating up the rock radio charts. The song is available for fans on iTunes now.
The songs on Shallow Bay are culled from the band's catalog: 2002's Saturate, 2004's We Are Not Alone, 2006's Phobia, and 2009's Dear Agony. The second two We Are Not Alone and Phobia yielded spectacular results with each being certified Platinum. We Are Not Alone spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits ("So Cold" and "Sooner Or Later") and sold 2.3 million units (albums and digital tracks). Phobia debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart and was one of the top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two Top Five rock radio hits ("Breath," "Diary of Jane" and "Until The End") and sold 2.8 million units (albums and digital tracks). 2009's Dear Agony debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Dear Agony also spun off a #1 song at Active Rock with "I Will Not Bow" where it stayed #1 for five weeks straight.
Over the past decade Breaking Benjamin has amassed a sizeable and loyal diehard fan base both through their music as well as their electrifying live performances. For those fans, old and new alike, Shallow Bay will be a must-have collection. For more information on Breaking Benjamin, make sure to check out their official site, ShallowBay.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Shallow Bay Track Listing Disc One
01. Polyamorous Saturate 02. Skin Saturate 03. Medicate Saturate 04. So Cold We Are Not Alone 05. Sooner Or Later We Are Not Alone 06. Rain We Are Not Alone 07. The Diary Of Jane Phobia 08. Breath Phobia 09. Until The End Phobia 10. I Will Not Bow Dear Agony 11. Lights Out Dear Agony 12. Give Me A Sign Dear Agony 13. Blow Me Away (w/ Syd Duran of Valora)
"Rarities" Disc Two
01. Ordinary Man (previously unreleased) 02. Water (remix version of indy EP track) 03. Who Wants To Live Forever (2011 remix of Queen tribute song) 04. I Will Not Bow (acoustic mix) 05. Better Days (previously unreleased) 06. Polyamorous (acoustic mix) 07. Lie To Me (previously unreleased) 08. Lady Bug (2011 remix) 09. Enjoy The Silence (2011 remix) 10. Until The End (live acoustic) 11. Breath (live acoustic)