R.E.M. is offering the first taste of Scott Litt’s new remix of Monster — part of the upcoming 6-disc box set marking the 25th anniversary of that album — via a worked-over version of the record’s first single, the Dan Rather-paraphrasing “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”
You can stream the new version — which brings Michael Stipe’s vocals higher into the mix and sharpens Peter Buck’s guitar — below via Spotify and Apple Music. And to compare it to the original version.
The Litt remix of Monster is part of the copious bonus material that will accompany the reissue, due out Nov. 1 on Craft Recordings. Also included in the package: a disc of previously unheard demos, a 2CD live set recorded in Chicago during the Monster Tour and a Blu-ray that includes a 5.1 Surround mix of the album, the “Road Movie” concert film and the album’s music videos.
For full details on the box set, including the full tracklist, head over here.
It’s also available for pre-order via Amazon.com.
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