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R.E.M., 2 October 85, Complete Show

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Uploaded on Mar 22, 2011

2 October 1985 - Germany.

This is, I think, R.E.M. at its absolute pinnacle as a live band, without the trappings (and distractions) of mass popularity.

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0:01:22 - Feelin' Gravity's Pull
0:06:07 - Harborcoat
0:10:00 - Sitting Still
0:13:20 - Maps and Legends
0:16:47 - Fall On Me
0:19:46 - Green Grow the Rushes
0:23:44 - Driver 8
0:27:34 - Hyena
0:30:36 - So.Central Rain
0:34:42 - Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
0:37:30 - Can't Get There From Here
0:41:30 - King of the Road
0:42:49 - Seven Chinese Brothers
0:47:05 - Auctioneer (Another Engine)
0:50:17 - Old Man Kensey
0:54:25 - Little America (Big Little USA)
0:57:15 - Pretty Persuasion

INTERMISSION

Encore 1:
1:03:10 - Theme From Two Steps Onward
1:08:10 - Toys in the Attic
1:10:53 - See No Evil
1:13:38 - Second Guessing

Encore 2:
1:18:50 - Ghost Riders in the Sky
1:21:21 - (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
1:25:55 - We Walk / Falling in Love Again / Behind Closed Doors
1:30:11 - Paint it, Black.

Note: The photo on Michael's back says "No Cruise" (apparently a reference to U.S. cruise missiles), and there's an orange plush monkey hanging from Peter Buck's back pocket.

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R.E.M.'s third album, "Fables of the Reconstruction," was released on June 10, 1985, and they perform 7 of the 10 songs from that album: Feeling Gravitys Pull, Maps and Legends, Driver 8, Old Man Kensey, Can't Get There from Here, Green Grow the Rushes, Auctioneer (Another Engine).

They play an early, incomplete version of "Fall on Me," which, along with "Hyena," later appeared on their album, "Lifes Rich Pageant." (release date: July 28, 1986)

From MURMUR (4/12/83): Sitting Still, We Walk

They play 7 out of the 10 songs from their second album, RECKONING (4/19/84): Harborcoat, So. Central Rain, Seven Chinese Brothers, Little America, Pretty Persuasion, Second Guessing, (Don't Go Back To) Rockville

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