Automatic for the People [25th Anniversary Edition]

Automatic for the People [25th Anniversary Edition]

by R.E.M.R.E.M.

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / Anniversary Edition / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

Turning away from the sweet pop of Out of Time, R.E.M. created a haunting, melancholy masterpiece with Automatic for the People. At its core, the album is a collection of folk songs about aging, death, and loss, but the music has a grand, epic sweep provided by layers of lush strings, interweaving acoustic instruments, and shimmering keyboards. Automatic for the People captures the group at a crossroads, as they moved from cult heroes to elder statesmen, and the album is a graceful transition into their new status. It is a reflective album, with frank discussions on mortality, but it is not a despairing record -- "Nightswimming," "Everybody Hurts," and "Sweetness Follows" have a comforting melancholy, while "Find the River" provides a positive sense of closure. R.E.M. have never been as emotionally direct as they are on Automatic for the People, nor have they ever created music quite as rich and timeless, and while the record is not an easy listen, it is the most rewarding record in their oeuvre. [Automatic for the People was reissued in several different 25th Anniversary Editions in 2017, including this LP version pressed on 180-gram vinyl.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2017
Label: Craft Recordings
UPC: 0888072029835
catalogNumber: 46
Rank: 4150

Tracks

  1. Drive
  2. Try Not to Breathe
  3. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  4. Everybody Hurts
  5. New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
  6. Sweetness Follows
  7. Monty Got a Raw Deal
  8. Ignoreland
  9. Star Me Kitten
  10. Man on the Moon
  11. Nightswimming
  12. Find the River

Album Credits

Performance Credits

R.E.M.   Primary Artist

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