Postcard from Berlin - 2010

a city where we have always enjoyed whistle-stopping through, and now we’re here long enough to work on R.E.M.’s next record. Berlin is a pulsing, exciting city with so many varied and distinctive neighborhoods, iconic history all around, great food at all levels and from every corner of the world . . . an excellent place to set up camp and make a great record. Work continues apace with Jacknife Lee and his ace team of Sam Bell and Tom McFall, and while I will not report on the sound or the dimension of the recordings so far, to my ears it all sounds like quite a wonderful set of songs.

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