Friday, 26 August 2011

The under appreciated trio part 2

After the almost claustrophobic nature of Up, the next lp Reveal is just like its cover , bright , sunny and hazy. By now though R E Ms sales were in serious decline which is a shame as this lp is one of the poppiest things they've done, with the echo of the Beach Boys over a number of the tracks

The lead off single Imitation of Life is one of their strongest songs and reminds me a bit of Man in the Moon. It was also helped by a stunning video (unfortunately Warners have had the sound taken off any version on You tube) . The single only got to 83 in the US, but in the UK it reached number 6 where than bands popularity was remaining pretty stable

Imitation of Life - REM

Summer Turns to High - REM

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