The Marathon of Hope EP, named after the infamous run by Canadian Terry Fox, was the first EP released by The Vulcans. Originally intended to be a full-length album, a fragmented recording session and a disappearing producer rendered this hope all but impossible. 3 of the 4 tracks on the EP are the bed tracks from the lot of songs recorded, as songs that were recorded “off the floor” were more easily salvaged—though none of the songs benefited from mastering.
Despite this slag against the recording itself, the EP is still a beloved and much enjoyed piece of the Vulcan idiom. These tracks were part of early Vulcan live shows (with Rush of Blush often used as a powerful opener), and the beauty and quality of the songs themselves remains undiminished and unmarred.