The major-label debut from college-rock superstars R.E.M. — 1988’s Green, with its radio-friendly singles “Stand,” “Pop Song ’89,” “Get Up” and “Orange Crush” — will be reissued this month in a deluxe 25th anniversary edition, and the fine folks at Rhino Records have provided us with five copies of the expanded 2CD edition and five copies of the 180-gram vinyl reissue to award to 10 lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
TO ENTER: Drop a comment at the bottom of this post naming your favorite song on Green — and offer a few words as to why you think it’s so great. Plus, please specify which you’d prefer: CD or vinyl.
RULES: Contest is only open to residents of the U.S. (sorry, label’s rules). We’ll take entries until 5 p.m. EDT Monday, May 13. After that point, we’ll select the 10 winners at random and contact them via e-mail — so please remember to use legit addresses when you enter. One entry per person.
MORE: Check out full details and tracklist for the Green reissue, which will be released May 14.
UPDATE: The contest is now closed and all winners have been randomly selected and notified via e-mail. Thank you all so much for entering and sharing your memories of R.E.M. and Green.