The Rising Tide (Sunny Day Real Estate album)

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The Rising Tide
Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 20, 2000
RecordedDreamland Recording Studio, West Hurley, NY
LabelTime Bomb Recordings
ProducerLou Giordano
Sunny Day Real Estate chronology
How It Feels to Be Something On
The Rising Tide
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media(5.9/10) [3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [4]
HM Magazine[5]

The Rising Tide is the fourth and final studio album by American Seattle-based indie rock band Sunny Day Real Estate. It was released on June 20, 2000.

It was released in Japan on January 24, 2001 with an acoustic live version of "Television" as a bonus track. This was the band's only album not released on Sub Pop Records.

The statue on the cover of the album is Vancouver's "Bronze Angel", created by the Montréal sculptor, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy located at the former Canadian Pacific Railway Station. The bronze war memorial depicting the angel of victory raising up a young soldier to heaven at the moment of his death, was erected in 1921 to commemorate 1115 Canadian Pacific Railway employees killed during World War I. The sculpture was erected in Montréal, Quebec, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia.[6]

Track listing[edit]

1."Killed by an Angel"4:55
3."Rain Song"4:03
6."The Ocean"4:50
7."Fool in the Photograph"4:09
8."Tearing in My Heart"5:07
10."Faces in Disguise"6:02
11."The Rising Tide"5:37

Recording sessions[edit]

There is a series of "Making Of" videos on YouTube, which feature the band rehearsing. There are two circulating outtakes from these sessions ("Eye of the Storm" and "Holiday"), as well as a demo version of "The Ocean", posted on the band's site in 2000.


Band members[edit]

Other performing personnel[edit]

  • Rachel Handman – Violin
  • Larry Packer – Violin, string arrangements
  • Rob Turner – Cello, string arrangements

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Zach Blackstone – assistant engineer, mixing
  • Jolie Clemens – art direction
  • Lou Giordano – producer, mixer, engineer
  • Sue Kapa – assistant engineer, tracking
  • F. Scott Schafer – photography

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
2000 Billboard 200 97


  1. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for The Rising Tide by Sunny Day Real Estate". Metacritic. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather (2000-06-20). "The Rising Tide - Sunny Day Real Estate : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Sunny Day Real Estate: The Rising Tide : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". 2000-08-03. Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  5. ^ McCready, Tim (November–December 2000). "Reviews / The Rising Tide". HM Magazine (86): 87. ISSN 1066-6923.
  6. ^ Jacqueline Hucker. "Canadian Encyclopedia Monuments, World Wars I and II". Retrieved 2012-06-03.

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