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Tourfilm: R.E.M. (1990)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | Video 25 September 1990
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A must have for the seasoned REM fan
8 July 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Tourfilm is the reason I first shelled out my hard earned cash to see this band live. This is REM touring their 1988 "Green" album, arguably their best work and their greatest tour. The movie consists of concert footage, shot primarily in black & white and often grainy. This gives the movie an "arthouse" feel.

This is not a movie for someone who likes their music FM and their movies digital quality - it is REM raw and unapologetic and it's a refreshing change from some of the overproduced "live" concert movies that have become the norm.

Highlights include "Fall On Me", "Get Up" and "World Leader Pretend" as well as "Stand", "The One I Love", "You Are The Everything" and "Pop Song 89". The movie reaches its peak with a spirited version of "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" and leaves you chomping at the bit for more.

Lucky there's a rewind button so you can enjoy it again ... and again.

Song Listing (courtesy of Natalie Hart): Stand; The One I Love; These Days; Turn You Inside-Out; World Leader Pretend; Feeling Gravity's Pull; I Believe; I Remember California; Get Up; It's The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine); Pop Song 89; Fall On Me; You Are The Everything; Begin The Begin; King of Birds; Finest Worksong; Perfect Circle;


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