Tag: Murmur

R.E.M. reissuing original ‘Radio Free Europe’ Hib-Tone single for first time in 40 years

R.E.M. reissuing original ‘Radio Free Europe’ Hib-Tone single for first time in 40 years

R.E.M. will reissue its debut single “Radio Free Europe” for the first time in 40 years this summer, pressing up new 7-inch vinyl copies of the original Hib-Tone version of the song released in 1981 — and different than the re-recorded version that appeared on 1983’s Murmur. Full details right here.

R.E.M. tears up pre-‘Murmur’ set in 1982 — earliest known pro-shoot footage

R.E.M. tears up pre-‘Murmur’ set in 1982 — earliest known pro-shoot footage

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present what is believed to be the earliest pro-shot video footage of R.E.M. in concert: a 50-minute live set filmed on Oct. 10, 1982, for broadcast on TV by a South Carolina station about six months before the release of the band’s debut, Murmur. Watch it here.

R.E.M.’s ‘Murmur’ turns 30 today — hear a dozen demos of tracks off classic album

R.E.M.’s ‘Murmur’ turns 30 today — hear a dozen demos of tracks off classic album

It’s a nearly unparalleled landmark in the history of ’80s college rock: R.E.M.’s peerless debut album, Murmur, was released on April 12, 1983 — exactly 30 years ago today. Today we celebrate this milestone by looking back at the building blocks of the album we know and love.

R.E.M.’s ‘Document’ 25th anniversary reissue to include unreleased 1987 concert

R.E.M.’s ‘Document’ 25th anniversary reissue to include unreleased 1987 concert

The break-up of R.E.M. won’t stop the release of new product from the beloved college-rock vets, and the next title in line is a 25th anniversary reissue of the band’s fifth album, ‘Document,’ which is expected to be formally announced next week and appears likely to be released as soon as mid-September.

R.E.M. readies 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ with ‘lots of demos’

R.E.M. readies 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ with ‘lots of demos’

While R.E.M. is busy promoting its forthcoming new album ‘Collapse Into Now,’ the band will continue its reissue series with the release later this year of an expanded 25th anniversary edition of 1986’s ‘Lifes Rich Pageant.’

R.E.M.’s 2CD ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ reissue to include 14 unreleased demos

R.E.M.’s 2CD ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ reissue to include 14 unreleased demos

R.E.M. will mark the 25th anniversary of their third album, ‘Fables of the Reconstruction,’ this summer with the third installment in the band’s ongoing reissue series, a double-disc re-release featuring 14 previously unreleased demos — including one never-before-heard song.