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Ocean Rain [Collectors Edition] [Collector's Edition]

Echo & The Bunnymen Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Oct 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Collector's Edition
  • Label: Rhino
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,828 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Silver [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
2. Nocturnal Me [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
3. Crystal Days [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
4. The Yo-Yo Man [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
5. Thorn Of Crowns [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
6. The Killing Moon [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
7. Seven Seas [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
8. My Kingdom [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
9. Ocean Rain [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
10. Angels And Devils [Ocean Rain / Expanded]
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Going Up [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
2. Villiers Terrace [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
3. All That Jazz [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
4. Heads Will Roll [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
5. Porcupine [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
6. All My Colours [Zimbo] [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
7. Silver [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
8. Simple Stuff [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
9. The Cutter [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
10. The Killing Moon [Live At Royal Albert Hall 1984]
See all 17 tracks on this disc

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In celebration of the band's 30th anniversary, Echo & the Bunnymen performed their classic album, with 3 special shows, where the group returned, after 25 years, to play The Royal Albert Hall, London - 16th September.
`Ocean Rain' was played in its entirety, backed by a 16 piece orchestra. Acclaimed musical director Rupert Christie, who recently helmed the live performances of Lou Reed's Berlin, conducted the orchestra.
Released in May 1984, `Ocean Rain', was Echo & The Bunnymen's 4th album which mesmerised Bunnymen fans and broke them to a much wider audience on the strength of such towering songs as "Silver", "Seven Seas" and the unforgettable "The Killing Moon".

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At last - a decent re-master 28 Oct 2008
By Colin Mccartney TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I nearly didn't buy this. I already own the shorter so-called 25th anniversary edition (anniversary of the band, not the record, I take it?). This new one looked to me like a cash-in - and it probably still is. But something compelled me, maybe sixth sense.

Now, I don't like to harp on about mastering (boring!), nevertheless I'm going to talk about...mastering. The vinyl release of "Ocean Rain" was not a loud enough pressing. The subsequent CD, perhaps surprisingly, was still too quiet and even more surprisingly so was the aforementioned "25th anniversary" edition. The sound quality was never bad enough to spoil the music of course, just slightly puzzling given the semi-classical feel of the album and the many quiet passages. Miraculously, on this edition, that problem has at last been rectified. The sound is amazing. So good in fact that I noticed bits on the record I've never noticed before and this is a record I know inside out, back to front, all the way round. Sorry, had to get that one off my chest. Anyway this is why this edition of Ocean Rain was worth the price of admission (shop around though - you'll get it for less than a tenner, maybe not now, but in the post-Christmas sales almost certainly).

Moving on to the music, well this is really a five star LP, no doubt about that. One of the greatest LPs of all time etc but it's easy to understand why a fan might not feel it's a worthwhile edition to his collection. However anyone new to the Bunnymen would do well to start here: you get their best LP plus the live disc gives you the full flavour of what the band sounded like pre-Ocean Rain - bearing in mind that O.R. broke the mould and was not really a typical Bunnymen LP sound-wise.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lay Down Thy Raincoat And Groove 14 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Ok, it's been released/remastered before and this version, whilst adding the extended 12" versions of Silver and The Killing Moon and a whole live CD from the Albert Hall on 19th July 1983, lacks the "Life At Brian's" E.P. tracks and the two Crystal Days live tracks from '84.

So why buy? Simple answer is that live CD. It WAS the greatest gig ever. There was a long period of gestation for what was to become the "Ocean Rain" album. In June '83, nearly a year before the album's eventual relaease, the Bunnymen unveiled Silver, Seven Seas and The Killing Moon on a Radio 1 John Peel Session. This whetted the appetite even more for the upcoming tour. The Bunnymen had been touring pretty solidly since December '82 and were at the very peak of their live form - tight, octane fuelled, McCulloch full of passion and fire, Sergeant jangling, jarring snapping and sniping on guitar, Pattinson a fluid rhythmic presence on bass and behind it all Pete de Freitas, the greatest drummer.

I can't remember what the weather outside was like that night, only that inside the Albert Hall, in the back row of the balcony, it was hotter than hell. It's hard to believe, listening to the raw energy of this gig, that most of the audience downstairs remained seated for most of the show; every attempt at dancing being suppressed by over zealous security. After "Never Stop" McCulloch says "You can stand up again if you one's holier than thou." The bouncer baiting continued, the atmosphere built and built until by the time Crocodiles and the encores arrived the Albert Hall was shaking and heaving to the Bunnybeat.

McCulloch out of tune? Maybe now and the end, but only for a moment and no way does this make it unlistenable!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite... 20 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Enough has been said about this LP's 'greatest album in the world' credentials (a claim made not least by the Bunnymen's own Ian McCullough) - it would have become tedious if it were not so close to the truth. From the opening chords of 'Silver' to the closing crescendo of the title track, this is the Bunnymen's masterpiece. Following their previous records, the band set out to record the 'perfect album', and they delivered - Mac's lyrics are Lear-esque, darkly surreal nonsense, Pete de Freitas learns how to play the drums with brushes, and Will Seargent perfects the art of understated, minimal guitar. In fact, very few tracks are guitar-orientated, the band instead making use of a string section to sublime effect. The combination of lyrics, songwriting, instrumentaion and production give the record a feeling of being completely out of time - it sounds in no way dated today, and I'm sure it will stand the test of time for many more years.

The bonus tracks will be of interest to fans, as they include the 'Life at Brian's' sessions, with substantially reworked versions of 'Stars are Stars' and 'Villiers Terrace' plus a cover of 'All you need is Love' and versions of 'Silver' and 'Killing Moon', although these tracks are all let down by virtue of sounding like they were recorded from the gent's lavvy at Lime Street Station - very flat, disappointing recording quality.

'Angels and Devils' is a B-side from the 'Silver' single, and seems to sit rather uneasily tacked on the end of the original album. Still nice to see it included though...

Two live songs (from 'A Crystal Day' in Liverpool) close this remastered package - a blistering, energetic 'My Kingdom' and 'Ocean Rain', which misses the lush string orchestration of the studio version.

I can't urge you enough to buy this album.

They were never this good again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
My first Echo album and I absolutely love it. I can't compare it to the non-remastered version but I think the quality is great. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Little Spoon
2.0 out of 5 stars Music great, outer cover thinner than card used in ready meal food...
This is the June 2014 reissue vinyl from Vinyl 180.

Arrived warped in transit from Amazon Logistics must have had a hell of a journey! Read more
Published 27 days ago by Earl
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven Up Here, genuinely.
To be honest, this is the best thing they have ever done. By some distance. People will go on about the earlier stuff but this was the point when they produced their best songs,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by awol37
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Album Ever Made?
In a typically sarcastic interview for The Guardian newspaper on the 11 April 2013 Echo & the Bunnymen's Liverpudlian frontman Ian McCulloch lived up to his longheld nickname of... Read more
Published 14 months ago by S. Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars great album, not a great re-issue in terms of quality though :(
Ocean rain, the bands self proclaimed " greatest record ever" haha cheeky! definitely a great record, all tracks are very strong musically with some great hooks and melodies. Read more
Published on 20 May 2012 by Ell-par
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds Amazing
My original cd from way back in the 80's was starting to stick, the new remastered version sounds really good especially the vocals. Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2011 by A. N. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic!
Quite simply; one of the best albums of the '80's and, I would argue, one of the 20 albums you must own. Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2010 by Peej
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifull and Haunting
Echo and the Bunnymen seem to have a knack for picking out relatively brilliant cover art.

And it's hard to dispute the fact that the quality of Ocean Rain's songs match... Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2009 by Mr. Percy Frizelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Boaty, but gurd
This album is good. Very good. But don't take my word for it, read reviews...professional reviews none the less. Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2009 by Mr. R. I. Kings
4.0 out of 5 stars Bunnymen's most ambitious album
Ocean Rain was Echo and the bunnymen's most groundbreaking album. A rather ambitious effort with a very lavish production. Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2009 by T. Enri
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