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Fables of the Reconstruction (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about Fables of the Reconstruction (Deluxe Edition) by R. E. M.. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:28:04 minutes.

Artist: R. E. M.
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:28:04
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No. Title Length
1. Feeling Gravity's Pull (Remastered) 4:51
2. Maps and Legends (Remastered) 3:10
3. Driver 8 (Remastered) 3:23
4. Life and How to Live It (Remastered) 4:07
5. Old Man Kensey (Remastered) 4:09
6. Can't Get There from Here (Remastered) 3:39
7. Green Grow the Rushes (Remastered) 3:46
8. Kohoutek (Remastered) 3:18
9. Auctioneer (Another Engine) [Remastered] 2:44
10. Good Advices (Remastered) 3:30
11. Wendell Gee (Remastered) 3:05
12. Auctioneer (Another Engine) [Athens Demo] 2:52
13. Bandwagon (Athens Demo) 2:24
14. Can't Get There from Here (Athens Demo) 3:40
15. Driver 8 (Athens Demo) 3:30
16. Feeling Gravity's Pull (Athens Demo) 4:36
17. Good Advices (Athens Demo) 3:31
18. Green Grow the Rushes (Athens Demo) 3:47
19. Hyena (Athens Demo) 2:53
20. Kohoutek (Athens Demo) 3:26
21. Life and How to Live It (Athens Demo) 4:10
22. Maps and Legends (Athens Demo) 3:11
23. Old Man Kensey (Athens Demo) 4:07
24. Throw Those Trolls Away (Athens Demo) 3:09
25. Wendell Gee (Athens Demo) 3:06



At the time of its release, Fables was considered a slight letdown from the band’s previous output and the band helped emphasize this point by sounding less than enthusiastic about their experiences with legendary folk-rock producer Joe Boyd. However, time has been extremely kind to this album and over the years it has become one of their strongest and most enduring ones. “Can’t Get There From Here” and “Driver 8” gave them modest hits, but it’s the delicate tensions of “Feeling Gravity’s Pull” and “Auctioneer” and the somber graces of “Green Grow the Rushes” and “Wendell Gee” that give this album its remarkable depth. This Deluxe Edition includes a generous 14 bonus cuts of demos cut back in Athens before they headed to England to have Boyd work his production magic. The spare quality of the demos gives the listener an insight into Boyd’s importance to these songs and the resulting album. The demos are charming, but the band’s identity isn’t much beyond that of a solid and likable garage band. With Boyd adding the extra textures, the band crafted a classic.