A Retrospective (Saetia album)

A Retrospective is a compilation album composed of the entire recorded output of screamo band Saetia, released October 1, 2001 by Level Plane. The album, which also includes five live recordings taken from one of the last shows the band performed at ABC No Rio, was remastered entirely by Alan Douches.

A Retrospective
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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 2001 (2001-10-01)
RecordedApril 1997 – Spring 1999
LabelLevel Plane
Saetia chronology
A Retrospective
Live At ABC No Rio, Spring 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Collective Zinefavorable[2]
Delusions of Adequacyfavorable[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleTaken fromLength
1."Notres Langues Nous Trompent"Saetia2:37
2."The Sweetness and the Light"Saetia2:47
3."An Open Letter"Saetia2:28
6."Ariadne's Thread"Saetia2:41
7."From the Firmament"Saetia2:19
11."The Poet You Never Were"Eronel3:43
12."Some Natures Catch No Plagues"Eronel4:16
13."The Burden of Reflecting"Demo2:38
14."Closed Hands"Demo3:51
15."Venus and Bacchus"Demo3:19
16."One Dying Wish"Demo4:42
17."Becoming the Truth"ABC No Rio Benefit (compilation appearance)2:38
18."The Poet You Never Were" (live)ABC No Rio, Spring 19993:48
19."Ariadne's Thread" (live)ABC No Rio, Spring 19992:29
20."Notres Langues Nous Trompent" (live)ABC No Rio, Spring 19992:41
21."The Sweetness and the Light" (live)ABC No Rio, Spring 19992:48
22."Endymion" (live)ABC No Rio, Spring 19994:09


  • Billy Werner - vocals
  • Jamie Behar - guitar
  • Adam Marino - guitar (tracks 1-9, 13-17)
  • Colin Bartoldus - bass (tracks 1-9) guitar (tracks 10-12)
  • Alex Madara - bass (tracks 13-17)
  • Steve Roche - bass (tracks 10-12)
  • Greg Drudy - drums
  • Adam Schwartz - photography


  1. ^ A Retrospective at AllMusic
  2. ^ Deller, Alex. "Saetia - A Retrospective". collective-zine.co-uk. Collective Zine. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  3. ^ Marsh (2002-04-02), Jeff. "Saetia - A Retrospective". adeqyacy.net. Delusions of Adequacy. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  4. ^ Gramlich, Chris. "Saetia - A Retrospective". exclaim.ca. Exclaim!. Retrieved 2017-06-20.

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