Up is the eleventh studio album by American rock band . released on October 26, 1998 by Warner Bros. It was the band's first album without original drummer Bill Berry, who retired from the group in October 1997. used session drummers and drum machines. move into electronic music-influenced territory after delivering New Adventures in Hi-Fi in 1996
Once I reached my 40s, I thought to myself that if I'm going to play live now, I need to really mean this.
Produced by Pat McCarthy & . Album Up. Daysleeper Lyrics. Receiving department, 3 . Staff cuts have socked up the overage Directives are posted, no callbacks, complaints Everywhere is calm Hong Kong is present, Taipei awakes All talk of circadian rhythm. Released as the first single from 1998’s Up, Daysleeper chronicles the disorientation and despair of a night shift worker. The 2001 song The Lifting serves as a prequel of sorts. The video uses a stop-motion effect to convey the jarring effect of insomnia, the same actions looped endlessly. Daysleeper is also one of . s less frequent songs in a ¾ or 6/4 time signature, and the first song that . released as a single with the alternative time signature. For other examples, see Try Not to Breathe and Half a World Away ).
Daysleeper" is a song by American alternative rock band . It was released as the first single from their eleventh studio album Up on October 12, 1998. Sung from the point of view of a night shift worker corresponding with colleagues, "Daysleeper" focuses on the disorientation of time and circadian rhythm in such a lifestyle, leading to despair and loss of identity. Lead singer Michael Stipe developed the song's concept after noticing a sign reading "daysleeper" on a New York City apartment door.
Up is dominated by keyboards, muted percussion, buried guitars, and moody melodies - only "Daysleeper" finds the group in familiar sonic territory. What's striking about the album is that it doesn't sound like a dramatic departure; even without the ringing guitars, it sounds like . trying to be adventurous and hip. To a certain extent, that's a good thing, since it proves that the band has developed a signature sound more elastic than many would have predicted, and that they are skilled enough to successfully take risks with their sound.
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Album Name Daysleeper. 3. Why Not Smile (Oxford American Version). 4. Sad Professor (Live in the Studio). Other productions from REM. Collapse into Now. Accelerate.
Charted: 6 57. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. The lyrics were inspired when lead singer Michael Stipe saw the word "Daysleeper" on the door in an apartment and wondered about the life of the person inside. This was the first single released off the very experimental Up album. The song was chosen because it was the only thing that sounded anything like the .
|3||Sad Professor (Live in the Sudio)||3:59|
|4||Why Not Smile (Oxford American Version)||3:00|
- Artwork [Packaging] – Chris Bilheimer, Michael Stipe
- Mixed By – Charlie Francis (tracks: 3), Nigel Godrich (tracks: 1), Peter Buck (tracks: 2), Scott McCaughey (tracks: 2)
- Performer [Additional Musician] – Barrett Martin, Joey Waronker, Scott McCaughey
- Producer – Pat McCarthy, R.E.M.
- Written-By – Stipe*, Mills*, Buck*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6001208779730
|9362 44567 2, 9362-44567-2, W0455CD, WO455CD||R.E.M.||Daysleeper (CD, Single)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||9362 44567 2, 9362-44567-2, W0455CD, WO455CD||Europe||1998|
|CD 44568||R.E.M.||Daysleeper (CD, Single)||Warner Bros. Records||CD 44568||Canada||1998|
|9 17129-4||R.E.M.||Daysleeper (Cass, Single)||Warner Bros. Records||9 17129-4||US||1998|
|9362 44568 2, 9362-44568-2||R.E.M.||Daysleeper (CD, Single)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||9362 44568 2, 9362-44568-2||Europe||1998|
|5439-17150-9||R.E.M.||Daysleeper (CD, Single, Car)||Warner Bros. Records||5439-17150-9||Europe||1998|