R.E.M. - R.E.M. Athens in Photographs 1984-2005 / Strictly Limited Edition of 2500 - Book, Limited edition - 2019/2019

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R.E.M. - R.E.M. Athens in Photographs 1984-2005 / Strictly Limited Edition of 2500 - Book, Limited edition - 2019/2019
Number of items: 1 - Mint & Sealed (M&S) - 1st Pressing - Including: 2500 Books Worldwide

R.E.M.

- was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Nirvana and Pavement as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People (1992), which veered from the band's established sound. R.E.M.'s 1994 release, Monster, was a digression into a more rock-oriented sound. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three band members. In 1996, R.E.M. re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US $80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Buck, Mills, and Stipe continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.



The Book / The Book / R.E.M. Athens Ga: R.E.M. in Photographs 1984-2005

Tom Sheehan first met R.E.M. in 1984, being compelled initially both by their southern strangeness and unique alternative twist on ‘60s folk rock and jangle. “Our first encounter was all very swift as most of these encounters are,” he remembers. “Punk had gone past and there was this whole rush of new American music. It was that thing that we love so much about people redefining what you think about music.”



Between 1984 and 2005, Sheehan would capture a succession of iconic images of R.E.M. In singer Michael Stipe, himself a photographer, he found a subject utterly aware and alive inside the lens. “He understands an image,” says Sheehan. “For me, it’s about capturing a band at a point in time. I only play one instrument, the camera.”


Strictly Limited Edition of 2500
Foreword by Michael Stipe
240 page hardback book
Includes many unseen images
3mm rigid board slipcase


Originally Packed, Never Opened,In English

Lot details
More than 3 artists/bands
No
Artist/ Band (max 3)
R.E.M.
Multiple Titles
No
Record Title
R.E.M. Athens in Photographs 1984-2005 / Strictly Limited Edition of 2500
Nr of items
1
Media Source
Book, Limited edition
Country of Manufacturer
U.K.
Release year (oldest)
2019
Release year (youngest)
2019
Condition
Mint & Sealed (M&S)
Pressing
1st Pressing
Includes
2500 Books Worldwide
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