Extremely limited box set containing five 180gm vinyl LPs plus a four track 12'' EP. 2012 set from the Canadian band containing the first four installments in their Nomad series plus a bonus LP that features unreleased material and a 12x12 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 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.''