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Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

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Description

Ocean Rain is the fourth studio album by the English post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 4 May 1984 and reached number four on the UK Albums Chart, number 87 on the United States Billboard 200, number 41 on the Canadian RPM 100 Albums and number 22 on the Swedish chart. Since 1984 the album has been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry. Ocean Rain includes the singles "The Killing Moon", "Silver" and "Seven Seas".

The band wrote the songs for the new album in 1983. In early 1984 they recorded most of the album in Paris using a 35-piece orchestra, with other sessions taking place in Bath and Liverpool. Receiving mixed reviews the album was originally released as an LP and a cassette in May 1984 before it was reissued on CD in August. The album was reissued on CD in 2003, along with the other four of the band's first five studio albums, having been remastered and expanded before again being reissued in 2008 with a live bonus disc. The artwork for the album was designed by Martyn Atkins and the photography was by Brian Griffin. Echo & the Bunnymen played a number of concerts in 2008 where they performed Ocean Rain in full and with the backing of an orchestra.

Release info

Label: 1972 if05
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock, New Wave

Tracklist

A1 Silver
A2 Nocturnal Me
A3 Crystal Days
A4 The Yo Yo Man
A5 Thorn Of Crowns
B1 The Killing Moon
B2 Seven Seas
B3 My Kingdom
B4 Ocean Rain

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