2012 five CD set from the Canadian band containing the first four installments in their Nomad series plus a bonus CD that features unreleased material and a 50 page booklet. ''Our problem isn't a dearth of ideas, but rather a surplus,'' said Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies a couple of years ago and just prior to launching The Nomad Series, an ambitious effort of four CD releases in 18 months. Timmins continues, ''When we were recording The Nomad Series we approached each album as a separate unit, each with its own specific theme or concept. Because we were recording and releasing so much music over so short a period of time, we felt that it was important to keep each album as lean and focused as possible. So at the end of mixing each album we looked at all of the songs that we had finished and decided what didn't work in a final album sequence; or didn't fit the overall concept of the album; what songs were best left off in order to make the whole stronger.''