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The Stability EP is a limited edition EP by Indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released February 19, 2002. The release marks the final appearance of drummer Michael Schorr.

The Stability EP
The Stability E.P. Cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2002 (2002-02-19)
GenreIndie rock
LabelBarsuk Records
Death Cab for Cutie chronology
The Photo Album
(2001)
The Stability EP
(2002)
Transatlanticism
(2003)
Death Cab for Cutie singles chronology
"Prove My Hypotheses"
(1999)
"Stability"
(2002)
"A Movie Script Ending"
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork Media6.9/10 link
PopMatters(unfavorable) link
Robert Christgau(dud) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars link

The tracks on The Stability EP were originally featured as bonus tracks on the limited edition and Japanese versions of The Photo Album.[1]

Contents

Song informationEdit

"Stability" reappears as the closing track to the band's 2005 major label debut, Plans. The new recording is considerably shorter than the original twelve-minute,[1] mostly instrumental version found on this EP, ending where the vocals end. The version included on Plans is titled "Stable Song". A live rehearsal version of "Stability" can be found on the DVD Drive Well, Sleep Carefully, which clocks in at 10:03.

The track "All Is Full of Love" is a Björk cover.[1]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."20th Century Towers"Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Christopher Walla4:36
2."All Is Full of Love"Björk Guðmundsdóttir3:17
3."Stability"Gibbard, Walla12:21

PersonnelEdit

  • Ben Gibbard – lead vocals, guitar, piano, choir on "20th Century Towers"
  • Nick Harmer – bass, Juno on "All Is Full of Love", choir on "20th Century Towers"
  • Michael Schorr – drums, choir on "20th Century Towers"
  • Christopher Walla – guitar, choir on "20th Century Towers", production, recording, mixing
  • James Mendenhall – outro piano on "Stability"
  • John Vanderslice – additional vocals, Juno on "Stability"
  • Jeff Saltzman – mastering
  • S.E. Sharma at Avast! – mixing on "All Is Full of Love"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Barsuk Records. "Death Cab for Cutie: the stability ep". Shop. Retrieved 2007-07-22.