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Live At the Olympia

R.E.M.

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Customer Reviews

Brilliant

I went to Dublin on the first night of these rehearsals and was amazed at the new songs. This CD is what i have been waiting for, with the new songs live as they are meant to be, and a few old classics which ave just got better. Letter never sent live is really quite amazing.

This is not a show

Its better. Fantastic performances of IRS classics alongside Accelerate which comes alive at the Olympia. A bargain at the price.

Live at Olympia

Excellent sound quality- in particular you can hear all of the lyrics. Great back catalogue of really old REM songs that combine well with the newer material. The interaction between the band and the audience provides an insight into how special these concerts were.

Biography

Formed: 1980 in Athens, GA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

R.E.M. marked the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional...
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