R.E.M.

R.E.M. will reissue its major-label debut Green in a deluxe 25th anniversary 2CD set this May, packaging a remastered edition of the original 1988 album with a 21-song live set recorded at the penultimate concert on the band’s massive Green World Tour — a live set that will be previewed with a 5-song EP released on Record Store Day.

The Green re-release, due out May 14 on Rhino Records, is the first of R.E.M.’s ongoing reissue campaign to extend beyond the band’s IRS Records catalog into the Warner Bros. years — albums that already were reissued once in 2005 with bonus discs featuring photos, video and the albums in 5.1 Surround.

The new reissue features a bonus live album culled from the band’s Nov. 10, 1989, concert in Greensboro, N.C., a 29-song performance that was filmed for use in the “Tourfilm” concert movie. With only 21 songs fitting on the Green bonus disc, the band is issuing five more as the Live in Greensboro EP, a limited-edition CD to be released April 20 for Record Store Day.

Still, between the reissue and live EP, four songs from that night aren’t being released: covers by Hugo Largo (“Harpers”), Wire (“Strange”), Syd Barrett (“Dark Globe”) and The Velvet Underground (“After Hours”).

See full tracklists below.

That EP is limited to 2,500 copies and only will be available at independent retailers participating in Record Store Day. Listed at $7.98, it also will come with an original patch left over from the Green World Tour.

The Green reissue will arrive in a hard clamshell box similar to the previously R.E.M. expanded editions and will include four postcards, a foldout poster and new liner notes. The remastered album also will be released the same day with original art and packaging on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

 

R.E.M., 'Green'

Tracklist: R.E.M., Green: 25th Anniversary Edition

CD 1: Original Album
1. “Pop Song 89”
2. “Get Up”
3. “You Are The Everything”
4. “Stand”
5. “World Leader Pretend”
6. “The Wrong Child”
7. “Orange Crush”
8. “Turn You Inside Out”
9. “Hairshirt”
10. “I Remember California”
11. “Untitled”

CD 2: Live In Greensboro 1989
1. “Stand”
2. “The One I Love”
3. “Turn You Inside Out”
4. “Belong”
5. “Exhuming McCarthy”
6. “Good Advices”
7. “Orange Crush”
8. “Cuyahoga”
9. “These Days”
10. “World Leader Pretend”
11. “I Believe”
12. “Get Up”
13. “Life And How To Live It”
14. “Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
15. “Pop Song 89”
16. “Fall On Me”
17. “You Are The Everything”
18. “Begin The Begin”
19. “Low”
20. “Finest Worksong”
21. “Perfect Circle”

 

R.E.M., 'Live in Greensboro EP'

Tracklist: R.E.M., Live in Greensboro EP — Record Store Day Exclusive

1. “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
2. “Feeling Gravitys Pull”
3. “Strange”
4. “King of Birds”
5. “I Remember California”

 

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