The Edge of the Earth

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The Edge of the Earth
Switchfoot The Edge of the Earth.jpg
EP by Switchfoot
Released September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 29:39
Label lowercase people, Atlantic
Switchfoot chronology
Fading West
(2014)Fading West2014
The Edge
of the Earth

(2014)
Where the Light Shines Through
(2016)Where the Light Shines Through2016
Singles from The Edge of the Earth
  1. "Fading West"
    Released: February 1, 2015
  2. "Against the Voices"
    Released: March 11, 2015
  3. "The Edge of the Earth"
    Released: May 15, 2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout4.5/5 stars[2]
New Release Tuesday5/5 stars[3]

The Edge of the Earth is an extended play by American rock band Switchfoot, released digitally on September 9, 2014 through lowercase people/Atlantic.[4] It consists of previously unreleased songs from Switchfoot's rock documentary film Fading West.[5]

The EP has debuted at number 39 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and reached top 10 positions on Billboard Christian Albums, Soundtrack Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts.

Songs[edit]

The first song on the record, "Fading West", is the only track that had been previously released, as the song was included on the physical edition of the Fading West EP, which was released in September 2013.

The second track, "Against the Voices", has been a "long-time fan favorite,"[6] as the song was first played by the band live in 2010. However, it hadn't made the cut for Switchfoot's two previous full-length albums, Vice Verses (2011) and Fading West (2014).[3]

According to the band, the song "What It Costs" marked the first song recording for which bassist Tim Foreman provided lead vocals, replacing his brother Jon Foreman.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fading West"Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman4:19
2."Against the Voices"J. Foreman4:17
3."Skin and Bones"J. Foreman, T. Foreman4:02
4."What It Costs"T. Foreman4:05
5."Slow Down My Heartbeat"J. Foreman, T. Foreman4:39
6."Liberty"J. Foreman4:04
7."The Edge of the Earth"J. Foreman, T. Foreman4:13
Total length:29:39

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Position
US Billboard 200[8] 39
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[9] 3
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[10] 20
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[11] 3
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[12] 6
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[13] 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt, Conner. "Switchfoot: The Edge of the Earth EP". CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gelwicks, Roger (September 8, 2014). "Switchfoot, "The Edge of the Earth: Unreleased Songs From The Film 'Fading West'" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Nikkel, Mary (September 9, 2014). "The Edge Of The Earth EP by Switchfoot". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Edge of the Earth: Unreleased Songs from the Film "Fading West" by Switchfoot". iTunes. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "BREAKING: Switchfoot Heads to "The Edge of the Earth" On New EP". Land of Broken Hearts. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b McKinney, Lauren (September 10, 2014). "The Edge of the Earth EP Release". Switchfoot.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Information from the album booklet.
  8. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Switchfoot Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Soundtrack Albums for Switchfoot. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "Switchfoot Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2014.