Three Years Two Months Eleven Days

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Three Years Two Months Eleven Days
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Compilation album by Ensign
Released April, 2000
Recorded Jan 1996 – Jul 1998
New Jersey
Staten Island
Corona, California, U.S.
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 46:57
Label Indecision Records
Producer Ensign
Pete Koller
Ensign chronology
Cast the First Stone
(1999)Cast the First Stone1999
Three Years Two Months Eleven Days
(2000)
For What It's Worth (EP)
(2000)For What It's Worth (EP)2000

Three Years Two Months Eleven Days was an album of early material, often referred to as a retrospective, by the New Jersey, U.S. band, Ensign. Recorded in various sessions between January, 1996 and July, 1998 – including a live recording – and with varying members, it was released by the band's first record label, Indecision Records in April, 2000.

Overview[edit]

Ensign had recorded two EPs – a self-titled 7" and the Fall from Grace 7" – and a full-length debut, Direction of Things to Come, for Orange County, California label Indecision Records before departing for the larger Nitro Records in 1998. Far from seeing this as a cashing-in exercise by Indecision on the band's new, wider audience, it was seen as filling the gaps in the essential history of a band who would go on to tour with metalcore band, Hatebreed in 2002. Most of the material was either unreleased, out-of-print or very rare.

Style-wise, it was very obviously more akin to Direction of Things to Come than anything they did subsequently on either Nitro Records or Blackout Records. Straightforward, short blasts of hardcore punk in the New York hardcore mould that they had imported to the Californian shores in 1995.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Ensign, unless stated
  1. "Alzheimers" – 1:24
  2. "Pale Horse" – 2:28
  3. "Trying Again" (Ensign, Ron Wood) – 1:56
  4. "Enemy Of My Enemy" – 2:46
  5. "Standing" – 2:25
  6. "MPSR" – 1:54
  7. "Blue Skies" – 3:22
  8. "Fall from Grace" – 1:57
  9. "Uncommon Bond" – 2:09
  10. "MPSR #2" – 1:49
  11. "We'll Make The Difference" (Insted) – 2:18
  12. "Hold" – 2:02
  13. "Say It" (Underdog) – 2:10
  14. "Tourniquet" – 1:50
  15. "Where Did We Go Wrong" – 1:48
  16. "Fade Into Years" – 1:51
  17. "Target" – 1:52
  18. "Intro" – 1:23
  19. "Page 32" – 2:18
  20. "Day By Day" – 1:36
  21. "Revolutions End" – 1:04
  22. "First, Last, Only" – 2:36
  23. "Foundation" – 2:01

Credits[edit]

  • Tim Shaw – vocals, all tracks
  • John Fraunberger – guitar, tracks 1 – 15
  • Ryan "Mackenzie" Donoghue – guitar, tracks 16 – 23
  • Walt Svekla – bass, tracks 1 – 7
  • Nate "Edge" Gluck – bass, tracks 8 – 23
  • Chris Ross – drums, tracks 1 – 7
  • Ryan Murphy – drums, tracks 8 – 23

Tracks 1 – 7[edit]

  • Recorded January 11–15, 1996 at Sweetwood Sound, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Produced by Sick Of It All's Pete Koller
  • Engineered by Alap Momin and Keith Deblasi

Tracks 8 – 13[edit]

Tracks 14 – 15[edit]

Tracks 16 – 17[edit]

  • Recorded in November, 1997 at Third Studio From The Sun, Wayne, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Engineered by Dave Meyer

Tracks 18 – 23[edit]

  • Lance Wells (guest vocals)
  • Recorded live on July 25, 1998 at the Showcase Theater, Corona, California, U.S.

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