The fanclub pre-sale started this morning but I made a conscious decision not to traipse all the way to a park outside Amsterdam in June on a work night to see R.E.M. In a way this is a tragic shame as I am a really big fan and admire them more than almost all other big sellers. I decided not to bother for two reasons 1) I’m used to seeing the artists I admire up close and personal – usually in Paradiso Melweg, Rotown or Paard. I like to see the facial expressions the musicians swap and feel like I’m a part of it all not gazing at a spot in the distance 2) I was at one of the Olympia concerts in Dublin last summer and got just that with R.E.M. And that simply cannot be beaten. R.E.M. in a big field isn’t about the music it’s about a show and I love R.E.M. for the former rather than the later. Dublin was not a show 🙂
Not to worry, I’m still dying to hear the new CD and while Supernatural Superserious hasn’t exactly set me alight it certainly does come wrapped up with warm promises for a great album and I am thoroughly enjoying the anticipation that comes with waiting for a new R.E.M. album. Something that doesn’t happen anywhere near often enough.
You can listen to Supernatural Superserious now on www.remhq.com