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The Rescue – Anniversary Edition

by Explosions in the Sky

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thisismattyp Day One feels like morning breaking to reveal a beautiful sunrise. It subtly lifts me and gives me a view of a brighter day possible. Thank you. Favorite track: Day One.
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vykr Nostalgia: rose tinted rememberance; a personal history reinvigorated by, "Yup, it still makes (60yr old) me feel vital and (day-dreaming 30 yr old) content." Favorite track: Day Four.
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Matt Nichols these sounds of ceaseless renewal: as landscapes flitter by in grey blurs, as distant lights dance in your eyelids, a warm feeling deep in your chest radiating outward. i never want to leave the places these songs so effortlessly and delicately conjure. played them more times than i count, perhaps even more than the other LPs. i love this album so so so much. Favorite track: Day Eight.
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nofatclips 1st listen: found this "secret" album via the record label sampler and their "Pay What You Can" initiative. Such a great "discovery"! Favorite track: Day Two.
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Day One 04:36
Day Two 03:43
Day Three 04:34
Day Four 03:00
Day Five 04:35
Day Six 05:18
Day Seven 04:25
Day Eight 02:32


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.


released August 16, 2019


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