R.E.M.'s first recording with original drummer Bill Berry in eleven years is a cover of an ethereal 1974 John Lennon hit, but it ends up sounding more like an outtake from Life's Rich Pageant: While the drums are restrained on the track – the first single from the Lennon-themed charity comp Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur – Berry's presence alone seems to have pushed the band back in time, most obviously in Peter Buck's ringing minor chords. Sadly, this is a one-off: Berry's headed back to his farm, and his three bandmates are trying, once again, to make a great album without him.
- "#9 Dream"
From The Archives Issue 1023: April 5, 2007
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