Recorded At John Mellencamp's Indiana Studio!
Lifes Rich Pageant is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1986. R.E.M. chose Don Gehman to produce the album, which was recorded at John Mellencamp's Belmont Mall Studios in Belmont, Indiana.
The title for this album is based on an English idiom. The apostrophe is omitted deliberately. Peter Buck once stated "We all hate apostrophes. Michael insisted and I agreed that there's never been a good rock album that's had an apostrophe in the title".
The cover is a photograph of drummer Bill Berry above a muted image of a pair of bison.
The album peaked at #21 on the Billboard charts and earned them their first gold record.
1. Begin The Begin
3. Just A Touch
4. I Believe
5. These Days
6. The Flowers of Guatemala
8. What If We Give It Away?
9. Fall On Me
10. Swan Swan H