The now-defunct R.E.M. will release its first-ever career-spanning greatest-hits collection — Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 — in November, and Rolling Stone reports the set will include “a handful of tracks” recorded earlier this year following the completion of the band’s final album, Collapse Into Now.
The new collection will mark the first time R.E.M. has been able to release a compilation that includes both its classic ’80s output on IRS Records and its later Warner Bros. material; past sets have either compiled IRS hits (Eponymous, And I Feel Fine… The Best of the IRS Years 1982-1987) or the Warner years (In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003).
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- Stream: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ hour-long R.E.M. retrospective on Strangeways Radio (3/8/11)
- Video: Watch encore set from R.E.M.’s final concert — Mexico City, Nov. 18, 2008
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- Vintage Video: Full R.E.M. concert from 1985′s ‘Fables’ tour filmed for ‘Rockpalast’
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