A Long March The First Recordings
A Long March: The First Recordings
is the first compilation album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying, released on May 16, 2006 through Metal Blade Records. The album includes the band's debut album as well as re-recorded and original songs from their split album with American Tragedy, and is the band's only release to include the re-recorded version of the song "Reinvention". The compilation title is taken from the band's debut album tack, "A Long March". The band decided on creating the compilation album after sales on their debut album were being sold for "unresonable prices", and with the re-release the band took the opportunity to re-release all of their previous work in one album.

Track ListingEdit

  1. "Illusions"
  2. "The Beginning"
  3. "Reinvention"
  4. "The Pain of Separation"
  5. "Forever"
  6. "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes"
  7. "Torn Within"
  8. "Forced to Die"
  9. "A Breath in the Eyes of Eternity"
  10. "Blood Turned to Tears"
  11. "The Voice That Betrays Me"
  12. "When This World Fades"
  13. "A Long March"
  14. "Surrounded"
  15. "Refined By Your Embrace"
  16. "The Innocence Spilled"
  17. "Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier"
  18. "Illusion"
  19. "The Beginning"
  20. "Reinvention"
  21. "The Pain of Separation"
  22. "Forever"


As I Lay DyingEdit



the band's 2006 line-up


  • Tracks 1 - 5 are all re-recordings of the songs from the band's split album with American Tragedy and feature the band's current line-up at the time; vocalist Tim Lambesis, guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso, bassist Clint Norris and drummer Jordan Mancino. The original version of the songs are the last five songs on the album.
  • Tracks 6 - 17 are all re-release of the band's debut album, Beneath the Encasing of Ashes.


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