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The Distance to Here

The Distance to Here is an album by Live, released in 1999. "The Dolphin's Cry" was its most popular single, followed closely by "Run to the Water".

The Distance to Here reached #4 in the US and went platinum.

Track listing

All songs written by Ed Kowalczyk, except where noted:

  1. "The Dolphin's Cry" – 4:24
  2. "The Distance" – 3:51
  3. "Sparkle" – 4:33
  4. "Run to the Water" (Kowalczyk, Patrick Dahlheimer) – 4:28
  5. "Sun" – 3:32
  6. "Voodoo Lady" (Kowalczyk, Chad Taylor) – 4:19
  7. "Where Fishes Go" – 4:22
  8. "Face and Ghost (The Children's Song)" – 4:30
  9. "Feel the Quiet River Rage" – 4:36
  10. "Meltdown" – 3:55
  11. "They Stood Up for Love" (Kowalczyk, Dahlheimer, Taylor) – 4:35
  12. "We Walk in the Dream" – 4:22
  13. "Dance with You" – 4:37

Outtakes and B-sides

  • "Change"
  • "Deeper"
  • "Don't Wait"
  • "New City"
  • "Overcome"
  • "Still Aroused"
  • "Vine Street" (B-side to "The Dolphin's Cry")
  • "Walk Into This Room"

Pilgrimage to the Southern Stars

A fan-named pre-release, Pilgrimage to the Southern Stars, included "Don't Wait," a track that did not make the final album.

  1. "Sun" (features an extended ending)
  2. "The Dolphin's Cry"
  3. "Run to the Water"
  4. "Sparkle"
  5. "Feel the Quiet River Rage" (features additional lyrics)
  6. "Happy Hour" (aka "Voodoo Lady")
  7. "Amphibious" (aka "Where Fishes Go", features an extended ending)
  8. "They Stood Up for Love" (features an extended first verse)
  9. "The Distance"
  10. "Fijian Seas" (aka "Dance With You")
  11. "Face and Ghost" (aka "Face and Ghost (The Children's Song)")
  12. "We Walk in the Dream"
  13. "Don't Wait" (unreleased outtake)
  14. "Meltdown" (features an additional third verse)

1998 demo session

Recently in 2006, it came to light that a demo session that was recorded in 1998 housed various outtakes and alternate cuts of tracks that eventually made the album. Early workings of "The Distance," "Face and Ghost", "Overcome" and "Vine Street" featuring alternate lyrics and instrumentation have been released on the Internet and a sample of an alternate version of "Walk into This Room" (of which a duet version with Neneh Cherry was released on the Playing by Heart soundtrack) has surfaced. It is speculated that this recorded session also contains other sought-after tracks as well.

Chart positions


Year Chart Peak
1999 Billboard 200 4
1999 Top Canadian Albums 1
1999 Top Internet Albums 4
1999 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1


Single Year Chart Peak
"The Dolphin's Cry" 1999 The Billboard Hot 100 78
Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
Modern Rock Tracks 3
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 25
"Run to the Water" 2000 Mainstream Rock Tracks 17
Modern Rock Tracks 14
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 34
"They Stood Up for Love" 2000 Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
Modern Rock Tracks 31

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