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R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (25th Anniversary Edition) album download

R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (25th Anniversary Edition) album download
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will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their third album Fables of the Reconstruction with a double-disc reissue that pairs the complete digitally remastered original record with a second disc of demos and unreleased tracks from the era titled The Athens Demos. The Fables reissue, due out July 13th, will also come with new liner notes written by . guitarist Peter Buck packaged in a lift-top box with a poster and four postcards.

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It’s not quite the season yet for Fables of the Reconstruction. Fables is an autumnal album; it’s the clatter of a rust-eaten freight train, it’s the peal of the bells of a clapboard church, it’s a wheat-brown symphony at a time when brown is the healthiest color. A common condition for .

It’s more rock & roll than folk-rock murk, lifting much of the muted murkiness that makes Fables a sometimes alienating listen but retaining its cryptic allure, which is more than enough to make this the best of the . Track Listing - Disc 1. Title/Composer.

s "difficult third album" Fables Of The Reconstruction, could only have been recorded by one band, and is one of Michael Stipe's favourite records. don’t like the record. Nothing could be further from the trut. t’s a personal favourite and I’m really proud of how strange it is. Nobody but . could have made that record. In retrospect, Buck is absolutely correct. Far from being difficult, Fable. s actually a transcendent record exuding.

was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, . gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe'. ore . Year: 1985.

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Disc One: Digitally Remastered Original Album
1-1 Feeling Gravity's Pull
1-2 Maps And Legends
1-3 Driver 8
1-4 Life And How To Live It
1-5 Old Man Kensey
1-6 Can't Get There From Here
1-7 Green Grow The Rushes
1-8 Kohoutek
1-9 Auctioneer (Another Engine)
1-10 Good Advices
1-11 Wendell Gee
Disc One: "The Athens Demos"
2-1 Auctioneer (Another Engine) [Demo version]
2-2 Bandwagon [Demo Version] [Final version was B-side to "Can't get There From Here"]
2-3 Cant Get There From Here [Demo version]
2-4 Driver 8 [Demo version]
2-5 Feeling Gravity's Pull [Demo version]
2-6 Good Advices [Demo version]
2-7 Green Grow The Rushes [Demo version]
2-8 Hyena [Demo version] [Album version appeared on Life's Rich Pageant]
2-9 Kohoutek [Demo version]
2-10 Life And How To Live It [Demo version]
2-11 Maps And Legends [Demo version]
2-12 Old Man Kensey [Demo version]
2-13 Throw Those Trolls Away [Demo version] [Previously unreleased]
2-14 Wendell Gee [Demo version]

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  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, LLC


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R.E.M. has teamed up with Capitol/I.R.S. for the July 13th release of an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the band's 1985 album, Fables Of The Reconstruction. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 14 previously unreleased demo recordings, cut prior to the album's studio sessions, including one long-sought track that has never been released. The commemorative release also adds insightful new liner notes by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, with the 2CD package presented in a lift-top box with a poster and four postcards. On the same date, the remastered original album will be released on 180-gram vinyl.

This compilation ℗© 2010 Capitol Records, Inc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
IRS-5592 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables ‎(LP, Album, (G)) I.R.S. Records IRS-5592 US 1985
IRSMC 5592 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction ‎(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSMC 5592 Canada 1985
IRSC-5592 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction ‎(Cass, Album, Cle) I.R.S. Records IRSC-5592 US 1985
DMIRF 1003 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction ‎(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records DMIRF 1003 UK Unknown
ILP 26525 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction ‎(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records ILP 26525 Portugal 1985