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Ocean Rain
Ocean Rain cover
Studio album by Echo & the Bunnymen
Released May 8, 1984
Recorded at Les Studio Des Dames in Paris, France, Amazon Studios in Liverpool, UK, Crescent Studio, Bath, UK, and Studio Davout, Paris, France
Genre Post-punk
Length 36:53
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer(s) The Bunnymen
Reissue Producers: Andy Zax & Bill Inglot
Professional reviews
Echo & the Bunnymen chronology
Porcupine (1983) Ocean Rain
(1984)
Songs to Learn and Sing
(1985)

Released in 1984, Ocean Rain is the fourth album by the British post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen and is widely considered their best. The main single from this album, "The Killing Moon", was later used in the soundtrack of the movies Donnie Darko, Grosse Pointe Blank and The Girl Next Door. Image File history File links Oceanrain. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Liverpool is a major city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. ... Statistics Population: 84,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST745645 Administration District: Bath and North East Somerset Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Somerset Historic county: Somerset Services Police force: Avon and Somerset Fire and rescue: Avon Ambulance: South Western Post office... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Andy Zax is a former co-star of the Comedy Central game show Beat the Geeks on which he played the Music Geek. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... Porcupine is the third album by the British band Echo & the Bunnymen. ... Songs to Learn and Sing is a compilation album by Echo & the Bunnymen. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ... For the band see The Killing Moon (band) The Killing Moon is a 1984 song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen from the album Ocean Rain. ... Donnie Darko is a 2001 psychological thriller and science fiction film, directed and written by Richard Kelly. ... Grosse Pointe Blank is an 1997 American comedy movie, directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack and Minnie Driver. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The album was reissued with remastered sound and several bonus tracks in 2003. The bonus tracks include "Angels and Devils", the b-side of the "Silver" single, five tracks (11-15) from a taped live session in July 1983 at the Liverpool Cathedral for the "Play at Home - Life at Brian's" TV program, and two tracks (16-17) from "A Crystal Day", a live concert in Liverpool in May 1984.


It is listed at number 38 in the greatest British albums in a list published by The Observer.


The cover was photographed in the Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard, Cornwall. The Rum Store Carnglaze Caverns consists of three man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall, England. ...


Track listing

  1. "Silver" – 3:21
  2. "Nocturnal Me" – 4:57
  3. "Crystal Days" – 2:24
  4. "The Yo Yo Man" – 3:11
  5. "Thorn of Crowns" – 4:52
  6. "The Killing Moon" – 5:47
  7. "Seven Seas" – 3:19
  8. "My Kingdom" – 4:06
  9. "Ocean Rain" – 5:09

    2003 reissue bonus tracks:
  10. "Angels and Devils" – 4:24
  11. "All You Need Is Love" (Lennon/McCartney) (live) – 6:45
  12. "The Killing Moon" (live) – 3:27
  13. "Stars are Stars" (live) – 3:05
  14. "Villiers Terrace" (live) – 6:00
  15. "Silver" (live) – 3:25
  16. "My Kingdom" (live) – 3:58
  17. "Ocean Rain" (live) – 5:18

All songs written by Sergeant/McCulloch/Pattinson/de Freitas, unless noted. For the band see The Killing Moon (band) The Killing Moon is a 1984 song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen from the album Ocean Rain. ... All You Need Is Love is a song written by John Lennon (with contributions from Paul McCartney) and first performed by The Beatles on Our World, the first ever live global television link. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. ... Will Sergeant is a guitarist who plays with Echo & The Bunnymen. ... Ian McCulloch (born Ian Stephen McCulloch on 5 May 1959, in Liverpool) is an English singer best known for his work with Echo & the Bunnymen. ... Les Pattinson (born 12 April 1958 in Ormskirk, West Lancashire) is an English musician best known for his work as the bassist of Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen. ... Pete de Freitas (born August 12, 1961 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, died in a motorcycle accident in 1989) is a musician, best known as a drummer with Echo & the Bunnymen. ...


Personnel

  • Ian McCulloch - vocals
  • Will Sergeant - guitar, sitar on bonus tracks 12-16
  • Les Pattinson - bass
  • Pete de Freitas - drums
  • Adam Peters - orchestral arrangements, piano, solo cello

Additional musicians on bonus tracks 12-16 This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Premla Shahane playing a sitar, 1927 The sitar (Urdu: ستار, Hindi: सितार) is probably the best-known South Asian instrument in the West. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A grand piano, with the lid up. ... The violoncello, almost always abbreviated to cello, or cello (the c is pronounced as the ch in cheese), is a bowed stringed instrument, the lowest-sounding member of the violin family. ...

Harpsichord in the Flemish style A harpsichord is any of a family of European keyboard instruments, including the large instrument currently called a harpsichord, but also the smaller virginals, the muselar virginals and the spinet. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ...

External links

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  • The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography, Tab & Lyric Site

 
 

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