Sawdust is a compilation of re-recorded B-sides, rarities, covers and remixes. The album was released in various markets between November 9 and November 13, 2007, when it was released in the United States. The album was first mentioned by Brandon Flowers in an interview with Billboard in late August, and Rolling Stone revealed the name of the compilation in its "Smoking Section" on September 6, 2007.The album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 82,000 copies in its first week. It also peaked at number 2 on iTunes, just below Alicia Keys' new album. To date it has sold 500,000+ copies worldwide. As of March 15, 2008, the album has sold 283,871 copies in the US. Sawdust has sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK.