As we celebrate our 25th anniversary and release our new compilation for the occasion, Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots, we thought it might be a good time to look back on our 20th, 15th, 10th, 5th, and 1st years' compilation releases. And we put 'em on sale so you can revisit accordingly! 25% off for our 25th birthday. 

It's a cheap and easy way to sample a wide range of fabulous sounds. Some of the bands and artists you've heard of, some you haven't, but it is always worth checking them all out. The vast majority of the songs cannot be found anywhere else—people were kind enough to produce them solely for these releases.


Here they are...

While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records (2CD or 3LP) - 38 artists, including Andrew Bird, Shakey Graves, Blitzen Trapper, Superchunk, Chuck Ragan, Nicki Bluhm, Ted Leo, and more covering songs from Bloodshot's 20-year history 

No One Got Hurt: Bloodshot's 15th Anniversary @ The Hideout, Chicago (2CD) - A sonic scrapbook of our 15th anniversary block party, representing all the performers in the order they performed. 19 tracks and almost 70 minutes of highly polished and professional musicianship (ahem), mixed into the red, sho'nuff.

Bloodied but Unbowed—Bloodshot Records' Life in the Trenches (DVD!) - A feast for the senses! 31 videos and live performances (many recorded at 10 year anniversary parties in Austin and Chicago) from the likes of Old 97s, Detroit Cobras, Alejandro Escovedo, Waco Brothers, Deadstring Brothers, Bobby Bare Jr, Graham Parker, Wayne Hancock and many more. Plus 8 short films and documentaries!

Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records (Digital only - on sale via digital stores) - Something of a classic. A big, broad and beautiful snapshot of where the world was at the end of 20th Century. Our biggest selling compilation, find out why.

For a Life of Sin: Insurgent Chicago Country (CD) - Where it all began. Our first release. 17 tracks of Chicago's own roots-rockin'est shit-kickin'est artists setting the template.