Song of the Day, October 27: Begin the Begin by R.E.M.

REMBeginToday’s song is Begin the Begin, the opening track from R.E.M.’s powerful fourth album, Lifes Rich Pageant. It’s the perfect introduction to the album, a driving statement of purpose that announces the band’s growing musical diversity. After a near fanfare burst of guitar, singer Michael Stipe growls a welcome to the listeners, inviting them on a journey of discovery and active contemplation. Always a cohesive unit the players are tighter than ever. Begin the Begin is a stirring anthem to a group increasingly willing to share its opinions and a wonderful kickoff to one of their finest albums.

Enjoy this great song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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