Since 1996 DT have released an annual CD (known as the Christmas CD until 2002 when it was no longer released at Christmas time) to the members of the international fan club as a ‘thank you’ for supporting the band. They were discontinued in 2004/05 because the International Fan Club ceased to exist. The CDs released are as follows (thanks to Nico for details of how many copies were pressed):
1996 (1,600 pressed)
The first ever Christmas CD had a collection of rare or previously unheard songs from DT shows in the early 90s, as well as greetings from the band. Today, this CD sells for incredible amounts on eBay, and is a very rare find.
1997 – The Making of Falling Into Infinity (3,400)
As the name suggests, the second Christmas CD contained studio tracks from the recording of FII, much like Ytsejam Records’ “Making of SFAM”.
1998 – Once in a LIVEtime Outtakes (4,000)
This CD contains some of the tracks left out of the OIALT live CD, recorded in Europe.
1999 – Cleaning Out the Closet (5,350 + 2,000)
This is one of the most popular annual CDs because it contains some previously unavailable material spanning DT’s entire history.
2000 – Scenes From a World Tour (7,800)
The bulk of this CD is made up of highlights (and some lowlights) of the Metropolis 2000 world tour.
2001 – Four Degrees of Radio Edits (7,619)
A collection of radio edits from SDOIT.
2002 – Taste the Memories (6,600)
As a celebration of IAW’s 10th anniversary, this CD of songs from IAW, WDADU and some rarities was compiled from the Images and Tour concerts from the early 90s.
2003 – Graspop Festival 2002 (7,330)
A recording of DT’s heaviest set to that point, performed at the Graspop Music Festival in Belgium, 2002.
2004 – A Sort of HomeComing (7,500)
Contains selected tracks from the concert at Madison Square Garden, April 3rd 2004 as well as other performances from the north-america tour of 2004.
2005 – A Walk Beside The Band (5,000)
Contains several live tracks from the european leg of the Octavarium tour with interviews and backstage tours.
2006 – Romavarium (5,000)
The second set of the last show of the european leg in Rome – the entire Octavarium record played in its entirity.
2007 – Images and Words 15th Anniversary (5,000)
The full Images and Words album played live during the 2007 tour.
2008 – Progressive Nation 2008 (5,000)
Selected tracks from the 2008 tour. Special recording: Repentance Live with Mikeal Akerfeldt.