For Liverpool UK band Echo & The Bunnymen's fourth release, 1984's 'Ocean Rain', they went all-in. Recorded primarily in Paris with a 35-piece orchestra, Ocean Rain is a dazzling collection of songs writ large with sweeping string arrangements and inspired - at times restrained and at times ferocious - playing /singing by band members Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas. This week's guest Corey duBrowa went all-in as well, as he joined Rob to unpack this splendidly deranged musical masterpiece.
Songs featured in this episode: The Killing Moon - CHVRCHES/Pavement/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs; Oregon Ducks Fight Song; Guiding Light - Television; Here I Go - Syd Barrett; Read It In Books - Echo & The Bunnymen (John Peel Session, August 1979); Some Other Guy - The Beatles (Live at the Cavern Club, August 1962); The Back Of Love (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1984), Never Stop, Silver, Nocturnal Me, Crystal Days, The Yo Yo Man - Echo & The Bunnymen; Is She Weird? - Pixies; New Slang - The Shins; Waiting For The Sun - The Doors; Thorn Of Crowns, Thorn Of Crowns (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 2008) - Echo & The Bunnymen; BAD - U2 (Live Aid 1985); The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen; Space Oddity - David Bowie; Seven Seas - Echo & The Bunnymen; Andmoreagain - Love; My Kingdom, Ocean Rain, It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Echo & The Bunnymen;