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REM - Around The Sun: 2CD: Digipack: Includes DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV
REM - Around The Sun: 2CD: Digipack: Includes DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

REM - Around The Sun: 2CD: Digipack: Includes DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

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The follow-up to 2001's laid-back REVEAL, AROUND THE SUN finds R.E.M. mining a similar vein of dreamy, mellow rock. "Leaving New York" sets the tone with Peter Buck's chiming guitar and Michael Stipe's plaintive vocals at the fore, while "Electron Blue" continues the band's occasional forays into electronic territory with keyboard-driven atmospherics. Other standout tracks include the haunting "The Outsiders" (which features rapper Q-Tip, recalling OUT OF TIME's "Radio Song" with KRS-One in execution if not in tone) and the folky, defiant "Final Straw", a blatant condemnation of fear-instilling governmental policies.
Not as exploratory as other latter-day R.E.M. albums NEW ADVENTURES IN HI-FI (1996) and UP (1998), AROUND THE SUN occasionally echoes the ensemble's lauded AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE's laconic feel, though it doesn't quite match that record's gravitas. In any case, this outing displays the 24-year-old band in a surprisingly relaxed and comfortable mode, and who says that's a bad thing?

Disk 1
Leaving New York
Electron Blue
The Outsiders
Make It All Okay
Final Straw
I Wanted To Be Wrong
Wanderlust
Boy In The Well
Aftermath
High Speed Train
The Worst Joke Ever
The Ascent Of Man
Around The Sun

Disk 2
Leaving New York (DVD)
Electron Blue (DVD)
The Outsiders (DVD)
Make It All Okay (DVD)
Final Straw (DVD)
I Wanted To Be Wrong (DVD)
Wanderlust (DVD)
Boy In The Well (DVD)
Aftermath (DVD)
High Speed Train (DVD)
The Worst Joke Ever (DVD)
The Ascent (DVD)
Around The Sun (DVD)

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Another rem bargain from hmv, got new adventures in hifi digi pack yesterday at this price, i've now got 4 of their albums in 5.1 surround sound, they sound brilliant .

Hot from me :thumbsup:

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Chhers, souljacker

Still available for £2.99

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little ern;4574055

Still available for £2.99



I'm so surprised this never got hot as it's a cracking bargain

Great band. Shame I've got it already :-(

I wish the Deluxe Edition of 'Murmur' was this price. :-(

Saweet Andy.

andywedge;4574088

I'm so surprised this never got hot as it's a cracking bargain



Well it has now Andy dude and it is a cracking bargain! Tempted to purchase :thinking:

little ern;4574055

Still available for £2.99



As is ]Reveal.

EDIT: I hadn't spotted New Adventures In Hifi - thanks! Ordered!

anyone know if this is available in the shop ? or is it just online.. cheers ..voted hot

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anyone know if this is available in the shop ? or is it just online.. … anyone know if this is available in the shop ? or is it just online.. cheers ..voted hot



Almost certainly online only

Nice one!!

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