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Life's Rich Pageant ~ R.E.M.
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5.0 out of 5 stars R.E.M.'s early triumph, 27 Dec 2009
Anyone interested in R.E.M. should own this album: it is both the creative peak of their early period and the manifesto of their evolution from indie darlings to the biggest band in the world. While R.E.M.'s previous albums were, to various degrees, hampered by deliberately low-key and obscure production, here the producer Don Gehrman finally captures the band's fantastic energy and makes an album that actually sounds like their live shows. The spacious and boisterous sound gives full justice to a succession of perfectly crafted anthems; and for the first time on an R.E.M. record, the vocals really stand out. Superb singing from Michael Stipe and Mike Mills gives boost to magnificent songs… Read more
R.E.M. When The Light Is Mine: The Best of the I.R&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ R.E.M.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this DVD two weeks ago and haven't stopped watching it ever since. It's a truly fascinating collection of R.E.M.'s early promo videos, peppered with some electric live appearances. It demonstrates, in picture and sound, how R.E.M. became one of the best bands ever, and what was it that made them so great: originality, spontaneity, integrity.
The extras are equally good: in fact the DVD is worth its price just for the sake of watching the early interviews. Not only do we get insight into their creative process, but also their genuine camaraderie. Buck and Mills are especially fun to watch, finishing each others' sentences, and their banter is priceless! (While Stipe and Berry… Read more