Lostprophets original 4th Album (partially lost studio album; 2007-2008)

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Album cover for the final album, The Betrayed

Status: Partially Lost

Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2012, releasing five albums throughout their career.

The band was comprised of Vocalist Ian Watkins, Lead Guitarist Lee Gaze, Rhythm Guitarist Mike Lewis, Bassist Stuart Richardson, Keyboardist Jamie Oliver and multiple drummers over their existence.

Background

Lostprophets started writing material for their fourth album in 2006, while touring to support Liberation Transmission, their third album. They debuted several songs live, and recorded what was intended to be their next album in mid 2007 to early 2008 with producer John Feldmann. But, once the sessions were completed, the band were unsatisfied with the results and scrapped them, despite them costing around $500,000.

The eventual fourth album, The Betrayed, went through several more delays before finally being released in January 2010.

Availability

While The Betrayed is still available, the scrapped sessions are partially lost. It is unknown how many songs were recorded in these sessions, But several were re-recorded for The Betrayed and some made the deluxe edition of the band's fifth and final album, Weapons. Other than the already released music, it is unlikely for any of these to released in any way, due to the band's frontman, Ian Watkins, being charged with numerous sexual offences against children, and the remainder of the band having no desire to promote Lostprophets music because of this.

Known Songs

# Song Available Location
1 Next Stop Atro City Yes On The Betrayed (modified version)
2 The Dead Yes On Weapons (Deluxe Edition)
3 Weapon Yes On Weapons (Hidden Track)
4 For He's a Jolly Good Felon Yes On The Betrayed
5 Save Yourself Yes On Weapons (Deluxe Edition)
6 Credible vs Incredible No Lost
7 The Mourning Reign No Lost
8 What Seems to Be the Problem Officer? No Lost
9 She's with the Banned No Lost
10 If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything Yes On Weapons (Deluxe Edition)
11 It's Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here Yes On The Betrayed

References

"Lostprophets". Kerrang!. No. 1191. 5 January 2008.

"United They Stand". Kerrang!. No. 1282. 10 October 2009. pp. 22–27.