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

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

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While the preceding UP equaled Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, and Peter Buck spending their studio time painstakingly stitching songs together via multiple overdubs, REVEAL finds the Athens trio playing together in the studio along with hired guns Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), and drummer Joey Waronker (Beck). In bouncing back from drummer Bill Berry's departure, the group has emerged with a warm-sounding record bubbling over with dreamy pop songs.
From the opening number "The Lifting", with its swirling textures, sparse piano, and Stipe's plainspoken enunciation, R.E.M. serve up heaping dollops of aural manna. Among the many highlights are the throbbing twang-and-strum of "All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star)", which sounds like Mark Knopfler fronting The Flaming Lips, and the faux PET SOUNDS-outtake "Summer Turns To High" with its shimmering keyboards and Stipe's casual falsetto. Elsewhere, R.E.M. fuse Stax-flavoured horns, swooping strings, and a cheap-sounding drum machine for the lighter-than-air "Beachball", and set off on a soaring flight of Rickenbacker guitar jangle soaked in strings and synths on "Imitation Of Life". REVEAL represents R.E.M's rebirth as a mellifluous pop engine.

9 Comments

mod

Beaten to it.

Have a bit of heat on a great deal.

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andywedge;4306286

Beaten to it.Have a bit of heat on a great deal.



only noticed this after you posted your deal :thumbsup:

I'll have the full collection at this rate

Is there some monetary reward for deal-posting I don't know about? :? Competition is fierce.

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How did you work out competition is fierce from the above posts?:?

Is this the same as the New Adventures in HIFi one that went to £14.99 when added to basket?

grex9101;4309826

Is this the same as the New Adventures in HIFi one that went to £14.99 … Is this the same as the New Adventures in HIFi one that went to £14.99 when added to basket?



I shouldn't think so. I ordered this yesterday after missing out on the Adventures In Hi Fi deal and still cost £2.99 when at Checkout

They've also got the 'Around The Sun' CD/DVD Digipak for the same price.

Bought both!

Thanks OP, heat & rep added.

chasingshadows;4306972

Is there some monetary reward for deal-posting I don't know about? :? … Is there some monetary reward for deal-posting I don't know about? :? Competition is fierce.



Nah, just ego. ;-)

Still available for £2.99
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