Rapid Eye Movement (album)

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Rapid Eye Movement
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Studio album by Riverside
Released October 9, 2007 (InsideOut release)
September 28, 2007 (European InsideOut release)
September 24, 2007 (Mystic Production release)
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Progressive rock
Dark metal
Length 55:51 (original album)
33:26 (bonus disc)
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Riverside, Magda & Robert Srzedniccy
Riverside chronology
Second Life Syndrome
(2005)Second Life Syndrome2005
Rapid Eye Movement
Anno Domini High Definition
(2009)Anno Domini High Definition2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
DPRP9/10 stars[1]
Metal Storm(9/10)[2]
Sea of Tranquility5/5 stars[4]
Obnoxious Listeners5/5 stars[5]

Rapid Eye Movement is an album by progressive rock/metal band Riverside. It is the third and final part of the Reality Dream Trilogy which has thus far included Out of Myself and Second Life Syndrome. The album is split into two parts: part one consists of tracks one through five while part two consists of tracks six through nine. It was released internationally by InsideOut Music on October 9, 2007, on September 28 in Europe by InsideOut Music and on September 24 by Mystic Productions in Poland. A two CD digipack version of the album has been also been released and includes extra tracks and some video footage.

There are also 2 outtakes that are expected from the last reality dream suite, the title track and reality dream IV. Instead, both are included in the bonus disk, and the final instrumental of the suite is titled Lucid dream IV.

The album was named as one of Classic Rock‘s 10 essential progressive rock albums of the decade.[6]

In 2009, Century Media Records Ltd, under exclusive license from InsideOut Music, released a 2CD version including the bonus disk originally included in the 2007 digipack version, without the video footage.

Track listing[edit]

Part One: Fearless[edit]

  1. "Beyond the Eyelids" - 7:56
  2. "Rainbow Box" - 3:37
  3. "02 Panic Room" - 5:29
  4. "Schizophrenic Prayer" - 4:21
  5. "Parasomnia" - 8:10

Part Two: Fearland[edit]

  1. "Through the Other Side" - 4:06
  2. "Embryonic" - 4:10
  3. "Cybernetic Pillow" - 4:46
  4. "Ultimate Trip" - 13:13

Bonus disc track listing[edit]

  1. "Behind the Eyelids" - 6:17
  2. "Lucid Dream IV" - 4:32
  3. "02 Panic Room (remix)" - 3:23
  4. "Back to the River" - 6:28
  5. "Rapid Eye Movement" - 12:39



Chart (2010) Peak
Polish Albums Chart[7] 2
Dutch Albums Chart[8] 73


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