The Legend of Chin
Released June 17, 1997
Recorded Signature Sound
Length 37:53
Label re:think Records
Produced by Jimmie Lee Sloas
Next album New Way to Be Human

The Legend of Chin is Switchfoot's first studio album and was released June 17, 1997.

Track listing

  1. "Bomb"
  2. "Chem 6A"
  3. "Underwater"
  4. "Edge of My Seat"
  5. "Home"
  6. "Might Have Ben Hur"
  7. "Concrete Girl"
  8. "Life and Love and Why AKA 3/4 Chant"
  9. "You"
  10. "Ode to Chin"
  11. "Don't Be There"

Foot Facts

  • The song "Chem 6A" refers to an introductory Chemistry course at that Jon Foreman took at UC San Diego.
  • The song "Chem 6A" was Switchfoot's first music video.
  • The album got a positive review from Billboard which called it "An intriguing and surprisingly mature effort for a debut release."
  • The song "You" was featured in the film A Walk to Remember.
  • On June 17, 2007, bassist Tim Foreman announced on the band's official site and on their MySpace that it was their first album's tenth anniversary, and to commemorate the moment, the band added "Life and Love and Why" to their music player on MySpace. Foreman went on to discuss briefly their last ten years together as a band, appreciating the fans and God for all the support.