Collapse Into Now CD (2011)

Artist: R.e.m.

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Product Overview


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 219887829
UPC 093624962717
UPC 14 00093624962717
Format CD
Release Date 3/8/2011
Author R.e.m.
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Associated Artist/Work Zevon, Warren
Technical Info
Engineer Tom McFall; Sam Bell; Tucker Martine
Producer Jacknife Lee; R.E.M.
CatalogID 9362496271
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 03/07/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 5s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00093624962717
Musical Guests
Eddie Vedder
Lenny Kaye
Patti Smith
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Scott McCaughey (vocals, guitar, accordion, keyboards); Bill Rieflin (guitar, bouzouki, keyboards, drums); Jacknife Lee (guitar, keyboards); Greg Hicks, Craig Klein, Mark Mullins (trombone); The Bonerama Horns.
Audio Mixers: Jacknife Lee; Sam Bell.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios, Nashville; Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin; Jackpot Studio, Portland; The Music Shed, New Orleans.
Photographer: Anton Corbijn.
Co-produced by Jacknife Lee, who also worked on 2008's Accelerate, Collapse into Now picks up where its predecessor left off, featuring several upbeat rock songs while also making room for midtempo numbers and atmospheric ballads. Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder, and Peaches all make guest vocal appearances.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "COLLAPSE INTO NOW touches on all their favorite tricks: punk raves, stately ballads, piano accordion and the most mandolin they've put in one place since 'Losing My Religion.'"
Rolling Stone (p.70) - Ranked #16 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[A] stately summary of their folk-pop senescence..."
Spin (p.74) - "COLLAPSE mostly sounds like a familiar friend -- reliable in all the best ways, but still capable of quietly insinuating surprises."
Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[T]he acoustic lilt of 'It Happened Today' melts into a sweet, wordless coda powered by Mike Mills' epic harmonies..." -- Grade: B
Magnet (p.43) - Ranked #6 in Magnet's '20 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[I]f you listen for signs of a band on its last legs, you'll come up empty."
Billboard (p.40) - "As positive as it is poetic, COLLAPSE INTO NOW rolls all of R.E.M.'s varied sonic adventures into a concentrated 41 minutes of mostly short, tight and fat-free songs."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Walk It Back' is a beautiful pregnant pause of a track, and 'Uberlin' finds Stipe's stream of consciousness flowing still."
Uncut (magazine) (p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The closing track, 'Blue', is a sonorous, sprawling and altogether seductive dirge, Stipe's distorted, distracted spoken monologue counterpointed by the backing vocals of Patti Smith."
Disc 1
1 Discoverer
2 All the Best
3 ?berlin
4 Oh My Heart
5 It Happened Today
6 Every Day is Yours To Win
7 Mine Smell Like Honey
8 Walk It Back
9 Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
10 That Someone is You
11 Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I
12 Blue
Product Attributes
Artist R.e.m.
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc
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