Vancouver Special is the brainchild of Sean Raggett, a CiTR/Discorder contributor and owner of the legendary Good Jacket, a store that supplied Vancouverites with quality vintage and pop-culture clothing. The Good Jacket also hosted several shows. This album is somewhat of a tribute to Sean and the local independent artists that performed at the shop. Furthermore, all net proceeds from the sale of the CD benefit A Loving Spoonful, a local charitable organization that is devoted to providing nutritious meals to those living with AIDS and HIV. The compilation features early songs by Thee Goblins, The New Pornographers, Vancouver Nights, The Radio, Jerk With a Bomb, Canned Hamm, and many, many more.