Nettwerk Records Commemorates 25th Anniversary with Book and Retrospective Comp

Nettwerk Records Commemorates 25th Anniversary with Book and Retrospective Comp
Nettwerk Music Group may have suffered a setback with the shaky return of Lilith Fair, but the label and management company is still one of the biggest names in Canadian indie music. This year is Nettwerk's 25th anniversary, and the Vancouver-based imprint will be celebrating the occasion with a new book and compilation.

The book was written by author Denise Ryan and will be out on October 7. It's called Nettwerk: 25 Years of Music We Love, and it takes readers behind the scenes with never-before-seen photos and exclusive input from the company's founders, as well as some of its major artists. There's no word on which musicians were interviewed for the book, but given that the label has released albums by everyone from Sarah McLachlan to Skinny Puppy, Great Lake Swimmers and Ron Sexsmith, it ought to be interesting. Nettwerk also manages K-os, Dido, Jamiroquai and Chantal Kreviazuk, among others.

Two days prior to the book release, on October 5, the label will release a compilation album bringing together some of the key tracks from the label's history. Entitled Nettwerk: 25 Years of Music, it will come out in two versions: one with 25 songs, another with a whopping 60 tracks.

If you pre-order the book now, you will receive an instant download of the 60-track compilation. Check out the tracklists below and sample ten of the songs in the SoundCloud player below.

Nettwerk: 25 Years of Music:

1. "Smothered Hope" - Skinny Puppy
2. "Alibis" - Moev
3. "Misunderstanding" - Grapes of Wrath
4. "As the End Draws Near" - Manufacture
5. "Vox (Extended 12 Inch Remix)" - Sarah McLachlan
6. "From a Million Miles" - Single Gun Theory
7. "The City Sleeps" - MC 900 Ft Jesus
8. "You Suck" - Consolidated
9. "Awaiting Eternity" - Rose Chronicles
10. "Silence (DJ Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise Edit)" - Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan
11. "Madskillz - Mic Chekka" - BT
12. "The Littlest Birds" - The Be Good Tanyas
13. "Edge of the Ocean" - Ivy
14. "Gold In Them Hills" - Ron Sexsmith
15. "Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show
16. "Tears from the Moon" - Conjure One feat. Sinéad O'Connor
17. "Just Be" - Tiësto feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw
18. "Fa-Fa-Fa" - Datarock
19. "World Spins Madly On" - The Weepies
20. "You, Me and the Bourgeoisie" - The Submarines
21. "The Longest Road  by Morgan Page feat. Lissie
22. "Ghosts" - Ladytron
23. "Walking the Dog" - fun.
24. "Palmistry" - Great Lake Swimmers
25. "Forgiveness" - Sarah McLachlan 

Nettwerk: 25 Years of Music (60 Track Edition):

1. "Smothered Hope" - Skinny Puppy
2. "Alibis" - Moev
3. "Misunderstanding" - Grapes of Wrath
4. "October (Love Song) (7 Inch Mix)" - Chris & Cosey
5. "Dead Eyes Opened" - Severed Heads
6. "Ophelia" - The Tear Garden
7. "Dig It" - Skinny Puppy
8. "Open The Skies" - Single Gun Theory
9. "As the End Draws Near" - Manufacture
10. "Turn Your Face Away" - The Water Walk
11. "This House is Leaking" - Pretty Green
12. "Off the Deep End" - SPK
13. "Vox (Extended 12 Inch Remix)" - Sarah McLachlan
14. "Bullets" - After All
15. "I'm Going Straight To Heaven b y MC 900 Ft. Jesus
16. "A Shoulder to the Wheel" - Bel Canto
17. "From A Million Miles" - Single Gun Theory
18. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)" - Sarah McLachlan
19. "The City Sleeps" - MC 900 Ft. Jesus
20. "You Suck" - Consolidated
21. "Awaiting Eternity" - Rose Chronicles
22. "Ride" - Mystery Machine
23. "Hallucination Generation (Syametic Nightmare)" - Gruesome Twosome
24. "Flowers Become Screens" - Delerium feat. Kristy Thirsk
25. "Solid Ground" - Ginger
26. "Culture of Complaint" - Grassy Knoll
27. "Assimiliate" - Skinny Puppy
28. "L'accord Parfait" - Autour de Lucie
29. "Heroine" - Wild Strawberries
30. "Silence (DJ Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise Edit)" - Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan
31. "The Littlest Birds" - The Be Good Tanyas
32. "I Hear You Calling" - Gob
33. "Madskillz-Mic Chekka" - BT
34. "Edge Of The Ocean" - Ivy
35. "Save Yourself" - Sense Field
36. "Gold in Them Hills" - Ron Sexsmith
37. "It's Not Happening" - The Be Good Tanyas
38. "Sunset Chaser" - Nathan
39. "Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show
40. "Tears from the Moon" - Conjure One  f/t Sinéad O'Connor
41. "Just Be" - Tiësto ft. Kirsty Hawkshaw
42. "Temptasyon" - Medieaval Baebes
43. "Right Me Up" - State Radio
44. "Slung Lo" - Erin McKeown
45. "Fa-Fa-Fa" - Datarock
46. "A Cheater's Armoury" - Hanne Hukkelberg
47. "You, Me and the Bourgeoisie" - The Submarines
48. "The Longest Road  by Morgan Page feat. Lissie
49. "Ghosts" - Ladytron
50. "Tennessee Pusher" - Old Crow Medicine Show
51. "Palmistry" - Great Lake Swimmers
52. "All The Pretty Girls" - fun.
53. "Dust In Gravity" - Delerium feat. Kreesha Turner
54. "Elvi$" - Felix Da Housecat
55. "Every Other Way" - BT
56. "Trouble" - Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
57. "Hold On" - Angus and Julia Stone
58. "Firecracker" - Frazey Ford
59. "I Was Made For Sunny Days" - The Weepies
60. "Forgiveness" - Sarah McLachlan

Nettwerk: 25 Years Of Music Sampler by nettwerkmusicgroup