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OCEAN RAIN was modestly described as "the greatest album ever made" during it's promotional campaign. While it doesn't quite live up to this rash claim, it remains Echo and the Bunnymen's most ambitious and cohesive '80s release--a stepping stone that really should have led the band to world-wide fame. This is where the band left any traces of post-punk shambling behind and reached for the stars.

The majestic mood of the album is heightened by the extravagant string arrangements that underpin Ian McCulloch's plaintive croon. On "The Killing Moon", one of the band's finest moments, the orchestra is deployed to spectacular effect. McCulloch gives theperformance of his life, while the group's often overlookedguitarist Will Sergeant plays with imaginative dexterity. Things turn spookily psychedelic during "Thorn of Crowns", with its memorable refrain "c-c-c-cucumber, c-c-c-cabbage, c-c-c-cauliflower". It's hard to tell whether McCulloch is exorcising some inner demon or just trying to remember his shopping list. Somehow, in the context of the sparkling OCEAN RAIN, it doesn't really matter.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. The Game
  2. Over You
  3. Bedbugs & Ballyhoo
  4. All In Your Mind
  5. Bombers Bay
  6. Lips Like Sugar
  7. Lost & Found
  8. New Direction
  9. Blue Blue Ocean
  10. Satellite
  11. All My Life
  12. Jimmy Brown (early version of Bring On The Dancing Horses)
  13. Hole In The Holy
  14. Soul Kitchen
  15. The Game (acoustic demo)
  16. Bedbugs & Ballyhoo (original version)
  17. Over Your Shoulder
  18. Bring On The Dancing Horses (extended mix)
Release date Australia
February 2nd, 2010
Warner Music
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