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Language  English
Genre  Alternative rock
Live at the Olympia (REM album) movie poster
Release date  October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)

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Live at The Olympia is a live album by American alternative rock band R.E.M.. It is a recording of five-night residency the band held at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, between June 30 and July 5, 2007, and released on October 27, 2009. In this series of "working rehearsals" all of the songs on Accelerate were debuted, with many of them still as works in progress. The album is a two-CD release, and contains a total of 39 songs. In addition, a DVD with a documentary entitled This Is Not a Show directed by Vincent Moon is included. A special edition box set containing the album on 4 LPs as well as the two CDs and the DVD is also available.

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To promote the album, R.E.M.'s Dublin website had full streaming clips of "Driver 8", "I've Been High", and "Harborcoat", along with videos for "Living Well Is the Best Revenge" and clips from the Reckoning EP, while the video for "Drive" was made available on R.E.M.'s Myspace page. On October 22, 2009, National Public Radio streamed the entire album for free.

R e m harborcoat live at the olympia dublin ireland 2007


Reckoning Songs from The Olympia

A digital EP containing songs from the album, Reckoning Songs from The Olympia, was released on July 7, 2009, through the iTunes Store and other distributors. It contains "Harborcoat", "Letter Never Sent", "Second Guessing", and "Pretty Persuasion", songs found on the band's 1984 studio album Reckoning.

Track listing

All songs written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe, except where noted

Disc one
  1. "Living Well Is the Best Revenge" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, Stipe) – 4:07
  2. "Second Guessing" (from Reckoning) – 2:58
  3. "Letter Never Sent" (from Reckoning) – 3:51
  4. "Staring Down the Barrel of the Middle Distance" (Previously unreleased) (Buck, Mills, Stipe) – 4:11
  5. "Disturbance at the Heron House" (from Document) – 3:41
  6. "Mr. Richards" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, Stipe) – 4:17
  7. "Houston" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 1:54
  8. "New Test Leper" (from New Adventures in Hi-Fi) – 5:26
  9. "Cuyahoga" (from Lifes Rich Pageant) – 4:22
  10. "Electrolite" (from New Adventures in Hi-Fi) – 4:03
  11. "Man-Sized Wreath" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 3:09
  12. "So. Central Rain" (from Reckoning) – 3:44
  13. "On the Fly" (Previously unreleased) (Buck, Mills, Stipe) – 5:01
  14. "Maps and Legends" (from Fables of the Reconstruction) – 3:10
  15. "Sitting Still" (from Murmur) – 3:42
  16. "Driver 8" (from Fables of the Reconstruction) – 3:44
  17. "Horse to Water" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 2:45
  18. "I'm Gonna DJ" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 2:16
  19. "Circus Envy" (from Monster) – 4:27
  20. "These Days" (from Lifes Rich Pageant) – 4:53
Disc two
  1. "Drive" (from Automatic for the People) – 4:49
  2. "Feeling Gravitys Pull" (from Fables of the Reconstruction) – 5:10
  3. "Until the Day Is Done" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 4:07
  4. "Accelerate" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 3:35
  5. "Auctioneer (Another Engine)" (from Fables of the Reconstruction) – 3:38
  6. "Little America" (from Reckoning) – 3:11
  7. "1,000,000" (from Chronic Town) – 3:28
  8. "Disguised" (early version of "Supernatural Superserious" from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 3:20
  9. "The Worst Joke Ever" (from Around the Sun) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 3:42
  10. "Welcome to the Occupation" (from Document) – 2:47
  11. "Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars) (from Chronic Town) – 4:09
  12. "Harborcoat" (from Reckoning) – 4:16
  13. "Wolves, Lower" (from Chronic Town) – 4:33
  14. "I've Been High" (from Reveal) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 3:40
  15. "Kohoutek" (from Fables of the Reconstruction) – 4:12
  16. "West of the Fields" (from Murmur) (Jerry Ayers, Berry, Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 4:13
  17. "Pretty Persuasion" (from Reckoning) – 4:23
  18. "Romance" (from the Made in Heaven soundtrack; appears on Eponymous) – 3:31
  19. "Gardening at Night" (from Chronic Town) – 4:16

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A 10-song version was made available by The Times newspaper as a reader download through the iTunes Store during October 2009. Several tracks were exclusive to this release.

  1. "Losing My Religion" (from Out Of Time) – 4:50
  2. "Man on the Moon" (from Automatic for the People) – 6:45
  3. "The One I Love " (from Document) – 3:24
  4. "Orange Crush" (from Green) – 3:56
  5. "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" (from Reckoning) – 4:39
  6. "Pretty Persuasion" (from Reckoning) – 4:23
  7. "Man-Sized Wreath" (from Accelerate) – 3:09
  8. "Mr. Richards" (from Accelerate) (Buck, Mills, Stipe) – 4:17
  9. "Wolves, Lower" (from Chronic Town) – 4:33
  10. "I've Been High" (from Reveal) (Buck, Mills, and Stipe) – 3:40

Personnel

R.E.M.
  • Peter Buck – guitar, bass guitar on "New Test Leper"
  • Mike Mills – bass guitar, background vocals, acoustic guitar on "New Test Leper", keyboards
  • Michael Stipe – vocals, harmonica on "Harborcoat"
  • Additional personnel
  • Jacknife Lee – production
  • Scott McCaughey – guitar, keyboards, harmonica on "Driver 8", background vocals
  • Bill Rieflin – drums
  • References

    Live at the Olympia (R.E.M. album) Wikipedia


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