The Sound Asleep EP (also referred to as the Whisper EP) was released in August, 1999. It features the first known recording of Whisper along with two of the four instrumental tracks released by evanescence pre-Fallen. It also contains two versions of the song Understanding which had previously gained the band airplay on local radio. A limited edition of only 50 copies were ever made with help from Bigwig Enterprises. It was released with no artwork on CD-R in a flexible 'DiscSaver' case directly to friends and local fans in Little Rock, AR. It wasn't really sold at a show. Original copies of the EP are understandably very rare. 99.9% of auction listings are fake burned CDs from files found online and most of which contain incorrect tracks and/or edits of Ascension Of The Spirit. In a quote, Brad Caviness of Bigwig Enterprises clarifies details of the release: "As far as I know, ALL copies of the Sound Asleep EP were burned with same contents and sequencing, including the instrumental version of "Give Unto Me," "Ascension Of The Spirit," and the lengthy silences preceding the hidden tracks. I can truthfully say I never made the statements attributed to me [by the ebay seller] and, in fact, was not in on any of the discussions regarding the contents or sequencing of the disc. My involvement in the EP was limited to some artwork I mocked up for the project (as did Adrian James) that was ultimately rejected when Ben decided to go with the unprinted discs to save money as well as add mystique, and the fulfillment of about ten "orders" for the disc that were run through me to Ben. So far as a I know, all 50 copies were identical, and all were sold within a 24 hour period. - Bradley S. Caviness, Bigwig Enterprises" User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.