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r.e.m. live at the point

R.E.M. Live At The Point

Director: Blue Leach
(USA, 2005, 105 minutes)

Saturday 27 October, 8.30pm, at FreeDM Studio, Roundhouse

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Along with the release of R.E.M.'s first ever live CD this October, was a film capturing their performance at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, on February 27, 2005. Electric Proms are delighted to be hosting the film's only full length UK screening.

Directed by Blue Leach (Depeche Mode), R.E.M. Live At The Point features songs '(Donít Go Back To) Rockville', from 1984's 'Reckoning', 'The One I Love', from 1987's 'Document', 'Orange Crush', from 1988's 'Green', 'Losing My Religion' from 1991's 'Out of Time', 'Everybody Hurts' and 'Man On The Moon' from 1992's 'Automatic For the People', plus a rare performance of 'Ascent of Man' from the band's last studio album, 'Around the Sun'.

R.E.M., who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, are currently in Dublin recording their 14th studio album, to be released next year. In a review of a show during a five-night residency in Dublin in March, in which they tested out brand-new songs, Mojo noted that R.E.M. has "reconnected with what made them great." Q raved in its five-star review: "It's a thrill watching a great band re-discover its mojo."

'R.E.M. Live At The Point' promises to tide fans over until the new release in 2008.

watch the trailer

release details

R.E.M. Live At The Point is out on DVD on 15 October 2007. It is a 22-track CD/DVD release recorded at the Point Theatre in Dublin on 27 February 2005.

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