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Risk to Exist
Risk to Exist
is the sixth studio album by British indie rock band Maxïmo Park. It was released on 21 April 2017 through their own Daylighting imprint as well as Cooking Vinyl. It is proceeded by the title track, the album's lead single, which was first aired on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC 6 Music on 19 January 2017.


1 Background and recording 2 Release 3 Track listing 4 Personnel 5 Charts 6 References

Background and recording[edit] On 14 October 2016, guitarist Duncan Lloyd
Duncan Lloyd
announced that recording was almost complete on the band's sixth album, then untitled.[1] Writing for the album took place primarily in the UK while recording took place at Wilco's The Loft studio in Chicago
through Autumn 2016. The album was produced by Tom Schick, whose previous work includes Wilco, Beck
and White Denim
White Denim
and was recorded entirely live. Mimi Parker from the USA band Low features on backing vocals on several tracks on the album.[2] Release[edit] The press release for the album's announcement described its lyrical content as being "informed by the dire state of world affairs in 2016 and crumbling political systems". The album is to be released in several formats, including deluxe CD and digital editions, transparent vinyl and on tape cassette. Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length

1. "What Did We Do to You to Deserve This?" 3:24

2. "Get High (No, I Don't)" 3:30

3. "What Equals Love?" 3:45

4. "Risk to Exist" 3:39

5. "I'll Be Around" 3:43

6. "Work and Then Wait" 3:02

7. "The Hero" 3:43

8. "The Reason I Am Here" 3:40

9. "Make What You Can" 3:49

10. "Respond to the Feeling" 3:06

11. "Alchemy" 4:03

Total length: 39:24

Deluxe edition bonus tracks

No. Title Length

1. "Sharp Tongue" 4:44

2. "A Brief Dream" 3:01

3. "All Been Done Before" 3:09

4. "Work and then Wait (Acoustic Version)" 2:57

5. " Risk to Exist
Risk to Exist
(Acoustic Version)" 3:40

6. "Get High (Acoustic Version)" 3:39

7. "I'll Be Around (Piano Version)"  

Personnel[edit] Maxïmo Park

Paul Smith – vocals Duncan Lloyd – guitars Lukas Wooller – keyboards Tom English – drums

Additional musicians

Mimi Parker
Mimi Parker
– backing vocals Paul Rafferty - bass guitar


Chart (2017) Peak position

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 58

Scottish Albums (OCC)[4] 12

UK Albums (OCC)[5] 11

UK Independent Albums (OCC)[6] 4


^ " Duncan Lloyd
Duncan Lloyd
on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-20.  ^ "Maximo Park - Risk To Exist Deluxe CD Album
(Signed) - TM Stores". maximopark.tmstor.es. Retrieved 2017-01-20.  ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Maxïmo Park
Maxïmo Park
– Risk to Exist" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 28 April 2017. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 April 2017. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 April 2017. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 April 2017.

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