Reveal

Reveal (R.E.M.)

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Reveal is the 12th album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 2001 on Warner Bros. After having adjusted to former drummer Bill Berry's departure and releasing Up to mixed response in 1998, R.E.M. released the more upbeat Reveal, co-produced with long-time collaborator Patrick McCarthy.

In 2002, R.E.M. allowed each track of the album to be remixed by different producers and members of the music industry. The resulting remix album, r.e.m.IX, was available as a free download from R.E.M.'s official website. In 2005, Warner Bros. Records issued an expanded two-disc edition of Reveal which includes a CD and a DVD, as well as the original CD booklet with expanded liner notes.

The lead single, "Imitation of Life," became another U.K. Top 10 hit as well as the band's first number one single in Japan, but floundered at the bottom of the U.S. singles charts. Further singles from Reveal were "All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star)" and "I'll Take The Rain." Building on examples from their previous album, Up, "Beat A Drum," "Summer Turns To High" and "Beachball" are musical homages to The Beach Boys, of whom both Mike Mills and Peter Buck are major fans.

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