Reveal [CD & DVD Audio]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
More than 20 years into their long, strange trip, the lil' ol' band from Athens has cast itself as the ultimate survivor. Having outlasted "college rock" -- not to mention "jangle rock" and "alternative rock" -- R.E.M. has continued to turn out inherently challenging music. Reveal is no exception. Considerably more confident sounding than Up, the band's first album without founding member Bill Berry, Reveal carries more sonic heft and a bit less of the hazy experimentalism than that last effort. At once complex and easily penetrated, songs like "Beachball" and "Summer Turns to High" recall the teenage symphonies of Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds era. Like that milestone ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
More than 20 years into their long, strange trip, the lil' ol' band from Athens has cast itself as the ultimate survivor. Having outlasted "college rock" -- not to mention "jangle rock" and "alternative rock" -- R.E.M. has continued to turn out inherently challenging music. Reveal is no exception. Considerably more confident sounding than Up, the band's first album without founding member Bill Berry, Reveal carries more sonic heft and a bit less of the hazy experimentalism than that last effort. At once complex and easily penetrated, songs like "Beachball" and "Summer Turns to High" recall the teenage symphonies of Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds era. Like that milestone disc, Reveal keeps big guitars to a minimum. While that can be kind of a drag for fans who'd like to hear Pete Buck really cut loose -- "All the Way to Reno" conveys quite a bit of the soaring spirit that marked R.E.M.'s mid-'80s work -- the buoyant vibe of songs like the synth-driven "The Lifting" and the swooning, orchestrated "Imitation of Life" is awfully hard to resist. No, this isn't the R.E.M. of bygone days, but the band has transcended its past by always moving forward. It's refreshing to watch a band so entrenched in the public consciousness do some middle-aged growing up in public.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227653927
  • Catalog Number: 76539
  • Sales rank: 132,226

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Lifting (4:39)
  2. 2 I've Been High (3:26)
  3. 3 All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star) (4:43)
  4. 4 She Just Wants to Be (5:22)
  5. 5 Disappear (4:10)
  6. 6 Saturn Return (4:54)
  7. 7 Beat a Drum (4:20)
  8. 8 Imitation of Life (3:56)
  9. 9 Summer Turns to High (3:31)
  10. 10 Chorus and the Ring (4:31)
  11. 11 I'll Take the Rain (5:51)
  12. 12 Beachball (4:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Lifting
  2. 2 I've Been High
  3. 3 All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star) DVD]
  4. 4 She Just Wants to Be
  5. 5 Disappear
  6. 6 Saturn Return
  7. 7 Beat a Drum
  8. 8 Imitation of Life
  9. 9 Summer Turns to High
  10. 10 Chorus and the Ring
  11. 11 I'll Take the Rain
  12. 12 Beachball
  13. 13 I'll Take the Rain
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
R.E.M. Primary Artist
Scott McCaughey Musician
Peter Buck Group Member
Pete Crooks Strings
David James Strings
John Keane Musician
Marcus Miller Strings
Mike Mills Group Member
Michael Stipe Group Member
Ken Stringfellow Musician
Joey Waronker Musician
David Agnew Woodwind
Jamie Candiloro Musician
Annette Cleary Strings
Eileen Murphy Strings
David Carmody Horn
Glenn "DJ Wool" Brady Musician
Eoin Daly Horn
Ruth Mann Strings
Jennifer Cassidy Strings
Nicola Cleary Strings
Elizabeth Dean Strings
Debbie Ellis Strings
Sunniva Fitzpatrick Strings
Pamela Forde Strings
Get The Horn Section Horn
Michael Healy Strings
Shaun Hooke Horn
Michelle Lalor Strings
Elizabeth Leonard Strings
David Martin Horn
Ruth Murphy Strings
Fergal OCeallachain Horn
Hillary ODonovan Strings
Cliona ODriscoll Strings
Paul OHanlon Strings
Sebastian Petiet Strings
Carol Quigley Strings
Technical Credits
Peter Buck Composer
Gilbert Kaufman Liner Notes
John Keane Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Patrick McCarthy Producer, Engineer
Mike Mills Composer
R.E.M. Producer, String Arrangements
Michael Stipe Composer, Packaging
Bertis Downs Advisor
Jamie Candiloro Engineer
Chris Bilheimer Packaging
Zach Blackstone Engineer
Dean Maher Engineer
Johnny Tate String Arrangements
Christine Tramontano Engineer
Kieran Lynch Engineer
Alex "Condor" Aligizakis Engineer
David "Sparky" Hughes Engineer
Lou Kregel Field Recording
Robbie Wootton Production Liason
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