Requiem (The Getaway Plan album)

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Studio album by
Released4 November 2011
RecordedApril 2011 at Phase One Studios in Toronto, Ontario
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock
LabelWe Are Unified
ProducerDavid Bottrill
The Getaway Plan chronology
Other Voices, Other Rooms
Dark Horses
Singles from Requiem
  1. "The Reckoning"
    Released: 7 October 2011
  2. "Move Along"
    Released: 7 March 2012

Requiem is the second album by Australian alternative rock band The Getaway Plan which was released on 4 November 2011.

The album notably sees a departure from the band's previous post-hardcore sound, in favour of more of an alternative rock sound.


On 19 November 2010, the band announced through their website that they would officially be reforming and writing new music. The band headed off to Canada in April to record the new album with producer David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Silverchair). They tracked the bed tracks at Phase One Studios. Along with these two announcements they also confirmed a tour, dubbed "The Getaway Plan: Reclamation" tour, beginning in February 2011, in celebration of their reformation. This marked the end of the countdowns sequenced on their website.[1]

On 14 April 2011, it was confirmed in a short video posted on the band's official website and tumblr that the new album marking their reformation was titled "Requiem" with a tentative release of September 2011.

On 18 August 2011, The Getaway Plan released a song, "Phantoms" from the upcoming album on their official Facebook page. The first single, "The Reckoning", was announced in August, with the official video [2] released on 22 September. As revealed in a couple of their videos, the release date for the album was confirmed as 4 November 2011 through We Are Unified.[2]

In late September, the band posted a link to a third new song, "Flying Colours". The link was later taken down. "Flying Colours", as well as two other new songs "February" and "Requiem" were previewed on Richard Kingsmill's triple j radio show on 30 September.[3] Additionally, a song titled "Move Along" was put up, along with "The Reckoning", "Phantoms" and "Flying Colours" on The Getaway Plan's facebook page.[4]

On 1 November, three days before album release, the band created an app for iPhone/iPod touch which contained new music (including "Move Along") and band news. The album was put up for streaming at [3] a day before release.

'Requiem' was released through We Are Unified on 4 November 2011.


Year Chart Peak position
2011 ARIA Albums Chart #17 [5]
2011 Australian Independent Records Chart #2

Track listing[]

All lyrics written by Matthew Wright, all music composed by The Getaway Plan

1."The Reckoning"3:38
3."Flying Colours"4:34
4."Move Along"4:08
6."Coming Home"4:14
9."Oceans Between Us"3:57
10."Child of Light"3:59
Total length:47:54


Additional Personnel


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  5. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). 23 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
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