Album released on November 4th, 2000, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Many different versions of Origin exist, but there’s only one true tracklisting. Only 2500 copies of the original were made. Origin sold out in February 2003. Real and fake copies are bought on EBay for upwards of $300. Amy Lee does not consider this an album, but rather a collection of demos that they "dressed up" to send to different major labels.
The album contains early versions of songs found on Fallen: (My Immortal, Imaginary, Whisper).
The original release contained a hidden track, which is located before the first track. In order to hear it, you have to rewind (while hearing what you are rewinding) the first song and reach -0:24 approximately (yes, minus). It is an outtake of the end of the bridge of Anywhere, featuring Amy Lee and David Hodges singing and apparently Ben Moody says a few words at the end of it, just before Origin begins.
- 0. Anywhere (Hidden Outtake)
- My Immortal
- Where Will You Go
- Field of Innocence
- Even In Death
- Away From Me
- Amy Lee
- Ben Moody
- David Hodges
- William Boyd - bass on Away From Me
- Bruce Fitzhugh - vocals on Lies
- Stephanie Pierce - vocals on Lies
- Suvi Petrajajvri, Sara Moore, Catherine Harris and Samantha Strong - female vocal ensemble on Field of Innocence
In 2003, a "re-release" of Origin came out supposedly under the label 'Epic.' It contained most of the tracks from the real Origin, however with some tracks, different versions were used. In the case of Whisper and My Immortal, the Fallen versions were used.
The audio portion of the CD was very poorly produced, and in most cases, the songs were either corrupted or of low quality (as if downloaded as an MP3 and then burned on the CD). This bootleg has very elaborate and professional looking artwork, with a silkscreened, factory pressed CD and a fold out booklet with a small biography (which mostly rambles on about the 'Christian band' controversy).
The CD itself has a red silkscreen with black bird design with the word "sorry" on it. The jewel case has a gothic red design with a speckled face on the back along with the tracklisting. The inside tray artwork has an image of the band (the one from the booklet in Fallen). The cover has a skull design that is simmilar to the actual album released by the band. The most noticeable difference is the Evanescence logo, which is pointy and unlike any design officially released by the band.