R.E.M. “Out Of Time” /LP/

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25th anniversary re-release of the seventh full-length studio album by legendary American Alternative Rock band.
Along with Nirvana's "Nevermind", released a half year later, R.E.M.’s "Out Of Time" was the early-’90s major-label ideal: a blockbuster that multiplied the band’s following without losing existing fans. With "Out Of Time", R.E.M.'s status grew from that of a cult band to a massive international act.
The album combines elements of Pop, Folk and Classical music heard on their previous album "Green", with a new concentration on Country elements that would continue on 1992's "Automatic For The People". Where previous R.E.M. records captured a stripped-down, live sound, "Out Of Time" was lush with sonic detail, featuring string sections, keyboards, mandolins, and cameos. The scope of R.E.M.'s ambitions is impressive, and the record sounds impeccable, its sunny array of Pop and Folk songs as refreshing as Michael Stipe's decision to abandon explicitly political lyrics for the personal. Several R.E.M. classics, (including Mike Mills' Byrds-y "Near Wild Heaven", the haunting "Country Feedback", and the masterpiece "Losing My Religion") are present, but the album is more notable for its production than its songwriting. Most of the songs are slight but pleasant, or are awkward experiments like "Radio Song"'s stab at Funk, and while this sounds fine as the record is playing, there's not much substantive material to make the record worth returning to.
The record topped the album sales charts in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom, spending 109 weeks on American album charts and enjoying two separate spells at the summit, and spending 183 weeks on the British charts and a single week at the top. The album has sold over four and a half million copies in the U.S. and over 18 million copies worldwide. It won three Grammy Awards in 1992: one as Best Alternative Music Album, and two for the first single, "Losing My Religion".
Remastered from Original Analog Masters heavyweight 180g vinyl includes Digital Download Card.
Concord Music Group, Inc./Universal International Music B.V., 1991/2016 (0888072004405). Made in Germany.


Time Side
1. Radio Song 4:15
2. Losing My Religion 4:28
3. Low 4:56
4. Near Wild Heaven 3:19
5. Endgame 3:50

Memory Side
6. Shiny Happy People 3:46
7. Belong 4:06
8. Half A World Away 3:28
9. Texarkana 3:40
10. Country Feedback 4:09
11. Me In Honey 4:06

Total playing time: 44:03 min.

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