On December 16th 2014 SRCvinyl will reissue Switchfoot’s The Beautiful Letdown on vinyl for the first time ever. The Beautiful Letdown will be released on limited edition 180 gram white and 180 gram blue colored vinyl. The album was mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker and plated at RTI to ensure maximum audio-fidelity.
The Beautiful Letdown is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Switchfoot. Originally released on February 25, 2003, it launched the band into the mainstream on the strength of two top 20 singles: “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move.”
For a band who took their name from their beloved surfing hobby, Switchfoot are anything but posterboys for the slacker mindset. The San Diego quartet spent little time resting on the laurels of their Best Rock Gospel Album Grammy nomination for 2000’s LEARNING TO BREATHE, opting for a tireless tour schedule instead. Their first offering with new label Red Ink finds the band further refining their pop-rock craft. Switchfoot’s music makes no secret at making musical nods to their contemporaries, most notably Foo Fighters (“Ammunition”), Third Eye Blind (“Dare You To Move”), and Sugar Ray (“Gone”). With THE BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN, Switchfoot succeed at making a document reflecting on real life with a consistent undercurrent of hope and humility.
Release Date: December 16, 2014
- 180 Gram White (LTD 500), 180 Gram Blue (LTD 1,000)
- Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker, plated at RTI
- Pressed on 180 Gram limited edition colored vinyl
- High Gloss Gatefold jacket, 11 x 22 Insert
Meant To Live
This If Your Life
More Than Fine
Dare You To Move
The Beautiful Letdown
Adding To The Noise
Story Source: Earshot Media