Released in 2006, this HIM compilation finds the brooding Finnish "love metal" mavens offering up alternate versions of well-known album tracks. In addition to a handful of remixes (see the ominous Thulsa Doom reworking of "Salt in Our Wounds"), UNEASY LISTENING VOL. 1 presents acoustic renditions of the romance-obsessed songs "Please Don't Let It Go" and "The Funeral of Hearts." The collection's lushly orchestral take on "In Joy and Sorrow" vaguely recalls the moody late-1960s work of avant-pop crooner Scott Walker. While not the best introduction to the revered goth/rock band, UNEASY LISTENING is an excellent HIM rarities collection that is sure to please the group's international legion of diehard fans.
01 The Sacrament 02 The Funeral Of Hearts 03 Join Me In Death 04 Close Of The Flame 05 In Joy And Sorrow 06 It´s All Tears 07 When Love And Death Embrace 08 Buried Alive By Love 09 Gone With The Sin 10 Salt In Our Wounds 11 Please Don´t Let It Go 12 One Last Time