Rapid Eye Movement (album)

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Rapid Eye Movement
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 9, 2007 (InsideOut release)
September 28, 2007 (European InsideOut release)
September 24, 2007 (Mystic Production release)
StudioSerakos Studio, Warsaw
GenreProgressive rock, progressive metal
Length55:51 (original album)
33:26 (bonus disc)
LabelInsideOut Music
ProducerRiverside, Magda & Robert Srzedniccy
Riverside chronology
Second Life Syndrome
Rapid Eye Movement
Reality Dream
Singles from Rapid Eye Movement
  1. "02 Panic Room"
    Released: June 10, 2007
  2. "Schizophrenic Prayer"
    Released: March 17, 2008
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 the third studio album by progressive rock/metal band Riverside. 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.


Rapid Eye Movement is the final installment of the Reality Dream Trilogy which has thus far included Out of Myself and Second Life Syndrome. The album is split into two parts, entitled "Fearless" (tracks 1-5) and "Fearland" (tracks 6-9), respectively.

A two CD Digipack version of the album had also been released and includes extra tracks and some video footage. There are also two outtakes 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 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 Digipak version, without the video footage.

Track listing[]

All lyrics are written by Mariusz Duda; all music are written by Riverside.

Part One: Fearless
1."Beyond the Eyelids"7:56
2."Rainbow Box"3:37
3."02 Panic Room"5:29
4."Schizophrenic Prayer"4:21
Part Two: Fearland
6."Through the Other Side"4:06
8."Cybernetic Pillow"4:46
9."Ultimate Trip"13:13
Special edition bonus disc
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
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 73
Polish Albums Chart[8] 2


  1. ^ DPRP review
  2. ^ Metal Storm review
  3. ^ HardRockHouse.com review
  4. ^ Sea of Tranquility review
  5. ^ Obnoxious Listeners review Archived 2008-12-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Classic Rock, February 2010, Issue 141.
  7. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Riverside&titel=Acronym+Love&cat=s
  8. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2012-01-07.

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