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Live At the Olympia

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Download links and information about Live At the Olympia by R. E. M.. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 39 tracks with total duration of 02:30:40 minutes.

Artist: R. E. M.
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 39
Duration: 02:30:40
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No. Title Length
1. Living Well Is the Best Revenge (Live At the Olympia) 4:07
2. Second Guessing (Live At the Olympia) 2:58
3. Letter Never Sent (Live At the Olympia) 3:51
4. Staring Down the Barrel of the Middle Distance (Live At the Olympia) 4:11
5. Disturbance At the Heron House (Live At the Olympia) 3:41
6. Mr. Richards (Live At the Olympia) 4:17
7. Houston (Live At the Olympia) 1:54
8. New Test Leper (Live At the Olympia) 5:26
9. Cuyahoga (Live At the Olympia) 4:22
10. Electrolite (Live At the Olympia) 4:03
11. Man-Sized Wreath (Live At the Olympia) 3:09
12. So. Central Rain (Live At the Olympia) 3:44
13. On the Fly (Live At the Olympia) 5:01
14. Maps and Legends (Live At the Olympia) 3:10
15. Sitting Still (Live At the Olympia) 3:42
16. Driver 8 (Live At the Olympia) 3:44
17. Horse to Water (Live At the Olympia) 2:45
18. I'm Gonna DJ (Live At the Olympia) 2:16
19. Circus Envy (Live At the Olympia) 4:27
20. These Days (Live At the Olympia) 4:53
21. Drive (Live At the Olympia) 4:49
22. Feeling Gravitys Pull (Live At the Olympia) 5:10
23. Until the Day Is Done (Live At the Olympia) 4:07
24. Accelerate (Live At the Olympia) 3:35
25. Auctioneer (Live At the Olympia) 3:38
26. Little America (Live At the Olympia) 3:10
27. 1,000,000 (Live At the Olympia) 3:28
28. Disguised (Live At the Olympia) 3:20
29. The Worst Joke Ever (Live At the Olympia) 3:42
30. Welcome to the Occupation (Live At the Olympia) 2:47
31. Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) [Live At the Olympia] 4:09
32. Harborcoat (Live At the Olympia) 4:16
33. Wolves, Lower (Live At the Olympia) 4:33
34. I've Been High (Live At the Olympia) 3:40
35. Kohoutek (Live At the Olympia) 4:12
36. West of the Fields (Live At the Olympia) 4:13
37. Pretty Persuasion (Live At the Olympia) 4:23
38. Romance (Live At the Olympia) 3:31
39. Gardening At Night (Live At the Olympia) 4:16

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"This is not a show," murmurs Michael Stipe at the start of Live at the Olympia and it's not quite misdirection. R.E.M.'s five-night residency at Dublin's Olympia in the summer of 2007 functioned as working rehearsals for their 14th album, Accelerate, with the band testing out each of the songs, exploring arrangements, finding breaking points, and pairing them with older songs that informed their back-to-basics move. As rehearsal, it paid off splendidly — road-testing the material made it stronger, resulting in their best album in years — but the audience was in for a real treat, with the band digging deep into their back catalog to play some of their best non-hit songs. R.E.M. leans heavily on Reckoning (so much so, an accompanying digital download EP contained nothing but material from that record), plays over half of Chronic Town, and a good chunk of Fables of the Reconstruction, pulling two songs a piece from Murmur and Lifes Rich Pageant, creating a set list that any longtime fan will find near ideal. Just as importantly, the band sounds completely engaged with the material, enjoying playing the songs again, with this energy in the process rescuing cuts from Reveal and Around the Sun, suggesting that the problem was with the fussy arrangements, and that the tunes needed to be played as rock & roll. And that is what R.E.M. is here — a tighter, cleaner band than the scruffy renegades of the '80s, but still the same band, which is evident here in ways it never was on the perfectly fine R.E.M. Live. That was a production. This is rock & roll.