In general, I have a lot of respect for T & N; a lot of my favorite releases in high school came off that label. Unfortunately, I'm always against labels doing things with artists' music without consulting them and this is one of the worst. They are essentially just repackaging the last greatest hits album. I don't understand this choice. Why would you produce a useless and mediocre product (because of the lack of the two albums) and also burn your bridges with the band as well?
This is one of those really obvious displays of power by a label--they can do anything they want with Anberlin's music and the guys can't do anything about it. I'm just really surprised this power play is coming from T & N.