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It's All Around You

(Thrill Jockey Records/Headz, THRILL-JP 12/HEADZ 20) (Japan) (CD)

  1. It's All Around You (3:59)
  2. The Lithium Stiffs (3:59)
  3. Crest (4:18)
  4. Stretch (You Are All Right) (5:10)
  5. Unknown (5:38)
  6. Dot/Eyes (3:40)
  7. On the Chin (5:14)
  8. By Dawn (1:51)
  9. Five Too Many (4:30)
  10. Salt the Skies (4:45)
  11. Elmerson, Lincoln, and Palmieri (2:36)
  12. Deltitnu (5:49)

(11) and (12) are bonus tracks included in the Japanese edition only.

All music by Tortoise

Dan Bitney: Rhodes, vocals, bass 6, bass, scratchy guitar, marimba, drums
John Herndon: drums, vibes, synthesizers, programming, syndrums, samples, Nord Modular, metallophone, Polymoog, percussion
Doug McCombs: guitars, bass, bass 6
John McEntire: organ, RMI Rock-Si-Chord, drums, beatbox, piano, clavinet, autoharp, crotales, Solina, SH-101, syndrums, percussion, Hammond A-100, samples, audio collage, drum machines, synthesizers, programming, Omnichord, vibes, MS-20, varispeed
Jeff Parker: guitars, bass, piano, Wurlitzer, string clusters, vibes, guitar clusters

Additional vocals on (2) by Kelly Hogan

Recorded by John McEntire at Soma Electronic Music Studios, Chicago
Mastered by Robert Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona
Includes liner notes in Japanese (Japanese edition) and a short short story in English

Released in March 2004