R.E.M´s 'Automatic for the People' reissue confirmed for 2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lynd8, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Resident

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    Listened to this (CD) many times over the weekend. The sound is a little more aggressive than I originally surmised (especially Man On The Moon?!), but not obnoxiously so. I'm just turning down the volume...
    I've been very familiar with this release since it came out and it's probably in my top three of favorite R.E.M. albums, but I sure wish they'd left out Ignoreland - interrupts what could be an almost perfect album, imo.
     
  2. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    In comparing the waveforms for Man on the Moon (original vs. deluxe remaster), it appears the remaster is longer, at 5:13 while the original is 4:44. o_O
     
  3. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

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    The album version of Man on the Moon was always 5:13. The single edit was more like 4:44.
     
  4. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Active Member

    That's right every year their is something that Comes out in the R.E.M world
     
  5. chrism1971

    chrism1971 Well-Known Member

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    One of my favourites! Works well in context - the events of the time demanded some response as I recall....
     
  6. Maybe a Warners era box equivalent of Dead Letter Office.
     
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  7. DazNEUK

    DazNEUK Member

    Another good video re the Paul Smith collaboration!

     
  8. rushed again

    rushed again Forum Resident

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    Anyone have further comments on the vinyl?
     
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  9. Merrick

    Merrick Forum Resident

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    I’d love to hear comparisons between the hi-res, the DVD-A, and the original CD. I love the album and just want the best mastering I can get.
     
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  10. SteveS1

    SteveS1 Forum Resident

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    R.E.M. at HDtracks
     
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  11. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

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    Does anyone know if the demos are available separately as a download?
     
  12. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

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  13. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

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  14. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    h ttps://us.7digital.com/
    of course remove the space
     
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  15. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

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    Ok so this is the only place it's available separately?
     
  16. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    You can cherry pick from Qobuz as well.
    Not sure about itunes
     
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  17. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    For what it's worth, I listened to most of that disc this morning and much of it I will never listen to again. So I would suggest cherry picking from the tracks.
     
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  18. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Thanks, I had a hunch that was the case. For you, what was the biggest keeper on that disc?
     
  19. mep

    mep Active Member

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    For me it was the ´Photograph´- Demo by far; never knew that song existed at all. And I own all R.E.M. albums and all of their regular CD-Singles. Thought, I was only missing the Fanclub-Singles, but you just never know. Bouzouki Song (Monty Got A Raw Deal Demo) and Cello Scud (Sweetness Follows Demo) are the two complete Demos which are quite different to the well known album versions. And there are also complete Demos for Drive, Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight (Wake Her Up), Everybody Hurts (Michael´s Organ), Try Not To Breath (G-8 Passion + Voc.) and Star Me Kitten (Hey Love). But they are actually very similar to the released studio versions. The rest is all instrumentals with sometimes a bit of melodic Humming on Michaels Part. And sadly no complete alternative version of Find The River...
     
  20. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    Mike's Pop Song.
     
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  21. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Thanks, guys!!
     
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  22. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

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    Photograph is a great song:)
     
  23. Meli

    Meli New Member

    Anyone have impressions of the Atmos surround mixes?
     
  24. live evil

    live evil Well-Known Member

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    Every time someone mentions that this album is a masterpiece, I always think of Ignoreland. That song keeps this album from joining the list of rock masterpieces in my mind. It simply does not fit the mood or tone created by the other songs as a piece.
     
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  25. George P

    George P Forum Resident

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    I guess when Michael asks, "I feel better, having screamed, don't you?," you guys would say no? ;)

    I never was a big fan of it, but it has slowly grown on me. It's the only song that seems overtly angry and for that reason, I feel it is both necessary and fits.
     

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