Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever

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Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
Studio album by Explosions in the Sky
Released September 4, 2001
Genre Post-rock
Length 49:51
Label Temporary Residence Limited
TRR34
Producer Trevor Kampmann
Explosions in the Sky chronology
How Strange, Innocence
(2000)
Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
(2001)
The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.9/10)[2]

Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever is the second album recorded by post-rock band Explosions in the Sky, released on September 4, 2001. It is their first album released on the Temporary Residence label.

Overview[edit]

The band also garnered a small amount of media attention as the liner notes of this album contained a picture of an airplane and the text "This Plane Will Crash Tomorrow". A rumor circulated that the album was released on September 10, 2001, the day before the September 11, 2001 attacks, but this is untrue. According to Amazon.com, the album was officially released September 4, 2001, exactly one week before the attacks. An interview with Stylus claims the album was available as early as August 24, 2001. Members of the band told Stylus that they had the artwork and idea for the liner notes for over a year before the attacks on the World Trade Center.

The track "Have You Passed Through This Night?" is one of the few Explosions in the Sky songs to contain any words: a sample of the narration from the film The Thin Red Line.

The track "The Moon Is Down" was based on The Moon Is Down by author John Steinbeck.

The track title "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept" was used as an episode title for an episode of season three of the television show One Tree Hill.

The artwork for the album, by David Logan, was inspired by the Angels of Mons.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Greet Death"   7:19
2. "Yasmin the Light"   7:03
3. "The Moon Is Down"   10:02
4. "Have You Passed Through This Night?"   7:19
5. "A Poor Man's Memory"   6:04
6. "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept"   12:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ LP version of the album's internal paper sleeve

External links[edit]