Take Offs and Landings

March 3, 2015 2:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Take Offs and Landings is Rilo Kiley’s debut full-length album, originally released in 2001 under the vanity label “Rilo Records,” then shortly thereafter on the independent label Barsuk Records. It was re-released in 2007 and released for the first time on vinyl on March 15, 2011.

Of Rilo Kiley’s albums, Take Offs and Landings contains the most songs sung by band member Blake Sennett, who sings lead on “August,” “Small Figures In A Vast Expanse,” “Rest of My Life,” and a hidden track. Jenny Lewis sings lead on the other tracks, except for two “Variations on a Theme” tracks, which are instrumental.
The album’s hidden track, which did not appear on the first pressing, is officially titled “Spectacular Views.” However, since a later Rilo Kiley song (the closing track to The Execution of All Things) has the same name, it is often referred to as “Salute My Shorts!,” in reference to Sennett’s acting role on the television show Salute Your Shorts.

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