R.E.M. :: Fables of the Reconstruction (Reissue)

As the last remnants of Summer began to burn off throughout the length of September, the stage was set for taking in the reissue of R.E.M.'s third LP, 1985's Fables of The Reconstruction, as a whole. If context is indeed everything, then Fables is woolen, wood-smoke and that unmistakable crisping of Autumn air.

Twenty five years after its initial release, Fables continues to inhabit a curious place in the R.E.M. discography, which now includes fourteen full-length releases.   Perhaps ironically, as it was recorded in . . .

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