Switchfoot Retrospect Coming Next Month

(PR) For all their achievements, including a half-dozen acclaimed albums (with global cumulative sales of more than 5 million), a handful of prestigious awards and more than twice that many signature chart singles and album tracks – Switchfoot has yet to release a 'greatest hits' anthology. For the first time, THE BEST YET pulls together Switchfoot's history representing all six albums they recorded on the two principal labels of their career: the indie re:Think Records and Columbia, where their 2003 breakthrough broke the platinum barrier.

The 18-song collection THE BEST YET – featuring one newly-released song, "This Is Home" (from the summer 2008 movie soundtrack of Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) – will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting November 4 through Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTER¬TAIN¬MENT, and Credential Recordings, a division of EMI Christian Music Group. Switchfoot's legions of dedicated fans patiently await news of their band's first independent new album on lowercase people records, expected in the spring 2009.

In addition to "Dare You To Move" and "Meant To Live," THE BEST YET also turns to The Beautiful Letdown for four other tracks: "This Is Your Life," "On Fire," "Twenty-Four," and the title cut, "Beautiful Letdown." At the Gospel Music Association (GMA) 2004 Dove Awards in Nashville, The Beautiful Letdown won for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year, and "Meant to Live" won for Rock/Contempo¬rary Recorded Song of the Year. Across the country at the San Diego Music Awards, Switchfoot earned Best Pop Album and Album of the Year honors, as well as Song of the Year for "Dare You To Move." (At the 2005 Dove Awards, "Dare You To Move" won Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year and Short Form Music Video of the Year as the band also took Artist of the Year honors. In 2006, "Dare You To Move" made ASCAP's Top 50 list of Most Performed Song of 2005.) The Beautiful Letdown was certified RIAA double-platinum in December 2004, and Switchfoot followed up less than a year later with the RIAA gold Nothing Is Sound, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. In addition to the RIAA gold single "Stars" (which won Short Form Music Video of the Year at the 2006 Dove Awards), the album was the source for "Lonely Nation" and "The Shadow Proves The Sunshine."

The release of THE BEST YET follows (by two weeks) Switchfoot's conclusion of the groundbreaking 23-city "Music Builds" Tour. A portion of the funds raised during the tour benefits Habitat for Humanity affiliates located in the tour cities.

THE BEST YET by SWITCHFOOT (Columbia/Legacy 8869738346 2)
Selections: 1. Dare You To Move (D) • 2. Meant To Live (D) • 3. Stars (E) • 4. Oh! Gravity. (F) • 5. This Is Home (G) • 6. Learning to Breathe (C) • 7. Awakening (F) • 8. This Is Your Life (D) • 9. On Fire (D) • 10. Only Hope (B) • 11. Dirty Second Hands (F) • 12. Love Is the Movement (C) • 13. Company Car (B) • 14. Lonely Nation (E) • 15. The Shadow Proves The Sunshine (E) • 16. Concrete Girl (A) • 17. Twenty-Four (D) • 18. The Beautiful Letdown (D).

Album key:
A – from The Legend Of Chin (issued June 1997, as re:Think 51595)
B – from New Way To Be Human (issued March 1999, as re:Think 51688)
C – from Learning To Breathe (issued September 2000, as re:Think 51736)
D – from The Beautiful Letdown (issued February 2003, as RED Ink/Columbia 71083)
E – from Nothing Is Sound (issued September 2005, as Columbia 94581)
F – from Oh! Gravity. (issued December 2006, as Columbia 82880)
G – from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian original soundtrack (issued June 2008, as Walt Disney Records D00074202)

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