Up (25th Anniversary Edition): Double Vinyl LP7253273
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Release Date: 10th November
REM at their most understated, a bit of a dream pop gem this one. Always a nuanced band this was likely their subtlest album to date, full of texture, some almost trip hop moments, some soft country ballads and even some Beach Boys post-Pet Sounds harmonies. Definitely one of their most overlooked highlights.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning band R.E.M. is one of the most revered bands to emerge from the American underground. Singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry helped originate college rock during the post-punk scene of the 80s. The Athens, GA-based group toured relentlessly for the first decade of their career, refining their idiosyncratic blend of brash tunefulness, poetic lyrics, chiming guitars, and evocative vocals.
By the early 90s, R.E.M. had become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed bands in the world. With an extraordinary three-decade-long run of creative vitality, R.E.M. have established a powerful legacy as one of the most enduring and essential rock bands in popular music history.
Released in 1998, Up is the eleventh studio album from R.E.M. In the UK ‘UP’ is platinum certified and charted at #2 on release. The album, featuring the singles "Daysleeper,” “Lotus,” “Suspicion” and “At My Most Beautiful,” draws inspiration from electronic music, using a wide range of tools to create a dreamy pop landscape that is reflective and moody. It was the band's first album without drummer Bill Berry, who retired from the group in October of 1997. This deluxe reissue celebrates the album’s 25th anniversary.
“All these years later, it still has resonance... Up will always remain a strikingly gorgeous [album]” - Stereogum
2. At My Most Beautiful
3. The Apologist
4. Sad Professor
1. You’re In The Air
2. Walk Unafraid
3. Why Not Smile
3. Falls To Climb