Explosions In The Sky - The Rescue limited edition vinyl


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Release Date: 16th August 2019


Limited edition pressing of 4000. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Explosions In The Sky, we have a remastered, repackaged re-issue of what was for a long time known as Explosions In The Sky's 'secret album' - this is the first time The Rescue has ever been released on any format commercially. In 2005, after touring the world off the back of their breakthrough album The Earth Is Not A Cold Place, the band holed themselves up in a house with the task to compose, rehearse, record, and mix an entirely new song each day for eight days in a row. The Rescue is the result of that and shines a new, fresh and invigorating light on the band and the sound they become known for.

FFO: Do Make Say Think, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Duster


"Remastered, repackaged reissue celebrating the 20th anniversary of Explosions In The Sky. First time ever available on vinyl. Packaged in a full-color jacket w/matte varnish, fullcolor heavyweight inner sleeve, and full-color LP labels. The Rescue is commonly referred to as Explosions In The Sky’s “secret album,” mostly due to the fact that since its initial limited mail-order only CD release in 2005, it has never been made commercially available on any format, in any store, anywhere in the world. In 2005 – after having toured the world for over a year straight in support of The Earth Is Not A Cold Place, and scoring the major motion picture, Friday Night Lights – Explosions In The Sky took the year off to physically, emotionally, and creatively recharge. It was during this period that they decided to try making an entire album in a method that was totally foreign to them: Quickly, and loosely. They came up with the idea to compose, rehearse, record, and mix an entirely new song each day for eight days in a row. They kept the rules simple and strict: the song had to be crafted from start to finish in one day, and could not be revisited once that day was done. The band would produce, record, and mix everything themselves in their own homes, without outside assistance or interference. With such rigid parameters, the expectations were kept suitably low. The quality of the album that bloomed was startlingly high. The songs had a lightness and unruliness that starkly contrasted their catalog, while maintaining the same emotional resonance that had already become a trademark of their music. The Rescue – Anniversary Edition has been beautifully remastered from the original 24-bit stereo mixes by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering. The vinyl lacquers have been cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The record was pressed onto audiophile-quality 100% virgin vinyl at Record Technology Inc., and is packaged in a full-color jacket with a full-color heavyweight inner sleeve featuring the hand-written story of The Rescue, as told by the band upon its completion in 2005. This is the long-overdue, definitive presentation of a rare but requisite piece of Explosions In The Sky’s remarkable history."