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Early Trax

Early Trax
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
ProducerAl Jourgensen
Ministry chronology
Houses of the Molé
Early Trax
Side Trax
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle2.5/5 stars[2]
PopMattersno score[3]

Early Trax is a compilation album by an American rock band Ministry, released on October 12, 2004 by Rykodisc.

The album contains either released or previously unreleased songs from 1981 through to 1984, as well as some remixes of those songs (roughly half of the album by time is made up of remixes of songs also on the album). The album is thus similar to the 1987 compilation album Twelve Inch Singles and contains much of the same material. Most of the songs on the album were initially released on the Wax Trax! label. As can be expected from Ministry's early work, the album features a strong synthpop and new wave flavor - Ministry moved more definitively into the industrial metal genre later into their career (post Twitch). The album also shows Ministry's early gothic rock beginnings, with the two mixes of "I'm Falling" and "Overkill" being some of their earliest tracks.

Track listing

All tracks written by Al Jourgensen.

1."(Every Day Is) Halloween"6:36
2."Halloween" (Remix)10:23
3."All Day"5:50
4."All Day" (Remix)6:34
5."Nature of Love"7:03
6."Nature of Love" (Cruelty Mix)6:44
7."Nature of Love" (Outtakes)8:08
8."He's Angry"3:54
9."Move" (Original Mix)5:06
10."I'm Falling"4:24
11."I'm Falling" (Alternative Mix)4:04
  • Tracks 8, 9, 11, 12 were previously unreleased



  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Early Trax – Ministry". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Moser, Margaret (December 17, 2004). "Ministry, Early Trax (Rykodisc); Ministry, Side Trax (Rykodisc)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Schiller, Mike (January 5, 2005). "Ministry: Early Trax". PopMatters. Retrieved June 7, 2018.

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