This is an album that no one ever thought would be made...least of all, the people who made it. It contains 14 original songs that were recorded and mixed from October, 2011 through July, 2012. Basic tracks--drums, bass, guitars, scratch vocals- for all 14 songs were recorded in 3 days. The sweetening and mixing took the better part of a year, but the spirit of that first long weekend, the spirit of Left Exit, got the train rolling down the right track and our job throughout the year was just to not get derailed.
Disc One of RECREATION contains 7 songs written after Left Exit-the band whose ashes the Exit Reunion rose from-broke up. These songs had never been performed on stage (or anywhere else, for that matter) at the time they were recorded. The ease with which these new songs came together was deeply satisfying for the band.
Disc Two of RECREATION contains 7 songs written before Left Exit-the band whose ashes the Exit Reunion rose from-broke up. Most of these songs had been performed on countless stages east of the Mississippi but were, for a variety of reasons that remain unclear, left off Left Exit's only CD, DO IT ANYWAY, released in 1990. Knowing these songs have been dusted off and committed to tape, as it were, is deeply satisfying for the band.