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R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant - I.R.S. Years Vintage 1986

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R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant - I.R.S. Years Vintage 1986

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Genre pop/Rock | 1 cd | mp3 192 Kb | incl Covers | 72 MB



Track listing
1. Begin The Begin
2. These Days
3. Fall On Me
4. Cuyahoga
5. Hyena
6. Underneath The Bunker
7. The Flowers Of Guatemala
8. I Believe
9. What If We Give It Away
10. Just A Touch
11. Swan Swan H
12. Superman
13. Tired Of Singing Trouble
14. Rotary Ten
15. Toys In The Attic
16. Just A Touch (live in-studio)
17. Dream (All I Have To Do)
18. Swan Swan H (Acoustic Version)


R.E.M.'s early recordings purposefully bury Michael Stipe's vocals, allowing them to dominate the audio mix no more than Peter Buck's jangly guitar figures or Mike Mills's bass. Lifes Rich Pageant represents a subtle shift in the program, with clearly audible lyrics (though they remain obscure in meaning) on most tracks. The band still has a bit of fun with its audience, listing the songs out of order on the album sleeve and leaving a couple of them ("Underneath the Bunker," "Superman") off entirely. As good as it is to hear Stipe enunciate while he sings, the music is equally revelatory and forward-looking on the radio-friendly "Fall on Me"; harder-rocking songs like "Begin the Begin," "These Days," and "Superman" (the latter tune sung by Mills); and the haunting, folkish "Swan Swan H."


R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant - I.R.S. Years Vintage 1986