R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Alternative
Number of Discs
2
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Media Type
CD
Title
Fables Of The Reconstruction
Media
CD
BarCode
5099964607122
Country of Origin
USA
Label
EMI
Department
Music
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
5099964607122
Previews

Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[V]ague, spellbinding music that floats in the space between history and memory."
Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "R.E.M. doubled down on death, darkness, and Southern gothic mystery for their third record, a haunting collection of Americana tales." -- Grade: A
Alternative Press (7/95, p.88) - Ranked #88 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION follow[s] the also moody and sublime RECKONING with its dark, backwoods wanderlust and a labyrinth of lyrics woven through banjo, cello and violin....FABLES [is] like a dark cloud in the band's discography: Full of stormy rhythm, trademark guitar jangling and box-car philosophy..."
CMJ (1/5/04, p.16) - Ranked #4 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1985"
Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] tension between rock kineticism and hermetic atmosphere makes FABLES... continue to ring loud and clear."
NME (Magazine) (9/6/97, p.53) - "...FABLES... is both REM's most impenetrable and fulfilling release to date....FABLES... is...etched with paranoia, slooooowly-strangled guitars and...the sound of four young Athenians who were neither shiny nor happy.
Uncut (magazine) (p.107) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are hymns to a vanishing America like impressionistic travelogue 'Driver 8'..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Feeling Gravity's Pull
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] When I Was Young
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Life And How To Live It
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Good Advices
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Green Grow The Rushes
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wendell Gee
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Can't Get There From Here
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Another
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Maze And Legends
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Kahotek
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Driver 8
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Old Man Kensey
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Auctioneer
  14. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  15. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Bandwagon
  16. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Can't Get There From Here
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Driver 8
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Feeling Gravity's Pull
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Good Advices
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Green Grow The Rushes
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Hyena
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Kohoutek
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Life And How To Live It
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Maps And Legends
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Old Man Kensey
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] Throw Those Trolls Away
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Wendell Gee
Country
UK
Genre
2
Release Date
19 May 2010
Duration
88m 4s
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Feeling Gravity's Pull
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Maps And Legends
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Driver 8
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Life And How To Live It
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Old Man Kensey
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Can't Get There From Here
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Green Grow The Rushes
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Kohoutek
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Good Advices
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Wendell Gee
  12. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  13. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Bandwagon
  14. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Can't Get There From Here
  15. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Driver 8
  16. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Feeling Gravitys Pull
  17. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Good Advices
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Green Grow The Rushes
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Hyena
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Kohoutek
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Life And How To Live It
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Maps And Legends
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Old Man Kensey
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] When I Was Young - (previously unreleased)
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Wendell Gee
Notes

R.E.M.: Michael Stipe (vocals); Peter Buck (guitar); Mike Mills (bass, vocals); Bill Berry (drums).
Additional personnel: Camilla Brunt, Phillipa Ibbotson (violin); David Newby (cello); Pete Thomas (tenor saxophone); David Bitelli (tenor & baritone saxophones); Jim Dvorak (trumpet).
Engineers: Jerry Boys, Tony Harris, Barry Clempson.
Recorded at Livingston Studios, London, England in March 1985.
Personnel: Camilla Brunt, Philippa Ibbotson (violin); David Newby (cello); David Bitelli (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jim Dvorak (trumpet).
Audio Mixer: John Keane.
Liner Note Author: Peter Buck .
Recording information: Boulevard Garage Studio; Livingston Studios, London.
Directors: Sandra Lee Phipps; E.M. Hammond; W.T. Berry; W.J. Hole; Michael Stipe ; Mike Mills ; Peter Buck .
Photographer: Ed Colver.
FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION finds R.E.M.'s star rising fast. With major label world domination still comfortably off in the future, the band was still experimenting; their jangly frenetic sound was deepening by fathoms, and Michael Stipe's formless rants were solidifying (his diction was improving, too, which only served to clarify his prodigious poetic gift). The album featured some of the group's most solid pop songcraft to date, as well as some pretty heady meandering ("Feeling Gravity's Pull").
FABLES produced some important hits for the group at this crucial juncture of its career. Radio staples like "Driver 8" kept them popular with the increasingly important college crowd (heretofore their bread and butter), while the crisp, jumpy and irresistibly catchy "Can't Get There From Here" brought them to a new level on the now-essential music video playlists. Diehard fans, however, were drawn to some quintessential R.E.M. moments--the overlapping vocals of "Maps And Legends" and the wistful, soaring "Wendel Gee," the album's real gem, a disarming, dreamy, instant classic.

Date Released
2010-08-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
R.E.M.
Producer
Joe Boyd
Artists
  1. R.E.M.
Distributor
EMI Music Distribution
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