Remastered by Stan Ricker and Pressed at RTI!
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.
"...always melodic and well paced...Switchfoot is very talented." -Johnny Loftus, allmusic.com
Clear with White Smoke Vinyl
Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker
Plated at RTI
High Gloss Gatefold jacket
11" x 22" Insert
1. Meant To Live
2. This Is Your Life
3. More Than Fine
5. Dare You To Move
1. The Beautiful Letdown
3. On Fire
4. Adding To The Noise