The Tragic Treasury is a compilation of the songs written by The Gothic Archies for each of the ASOUE audiobooks. The album was released by Nonesuch Records in 2006, coinciding with the release of the final book, The End.

Track listing

  1. "Scream and Run Away" – 2:25
  2. "In the Reptile Room" – 2:14
  3. "The World Is a Very Scary Place" – 2:25
  4. "Dreary, Dreary" 2:41
  5. "When You Play the Violin" – 3:53
  6. "This Abyss" – 3:06
  7. "Crows" - 2:41
  8. "Smile! No One Cares How You Feel" – 1:51
  9. "Freakshow" – 2:56
  10. "How Do You Slow This Thing Down?" – 3:11
  11. "A Million Mushrooms" – 1:58
  12. "Things Are Not What They Appear" – 3:46
  13. "Shipwrecked" – 2:37

Bonus tracks


In The Bad Beginning - Rare Edition, Lemony mentions 'Dreary, Dreary' as a song he can play on the accordion.

The song collection is of heatedly debated canonicity, despite Handler's involvement in its creation. The aforementioned mention of 'Dreary, Dreary' would point towards the songs existing in-universe, and many do indeed seem like they might have been composed or appropriated by Lemony (beginning with Scream and Run Away, a denunciation of Count Olaf that does not shy away from mentioning him by name). However, not all songs fold so neatly into the Averse, and some prefer to see them as artistic fancies inspired by atmospheres and concept from the series, but not part of it.

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