Tag: R.E.M

R.E.M.’s 6-disc ‘Monster’ reissue to feature newly remixed album, unheard demos, live set

R.E.M.’s 6-disc ‘Monster’ reissue to feature newly remixed album, unheard demos, live set

R.E.M. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its grunge-era return-to-rock Monster this fall with a 6-disc box set that will include previously unheard demos, an unreleased live concert, the “Road Movie” film and a newly remixed version of the album by original producer Scott Litt. See full details, including tracklist, right here.

New releases: R.E.M., Nitzer Ebb, Camouflage, Elvis Costello, Belly, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins

New releases: R.E.M., Nitzer Ebb, Camouflage, Elvis Costello, Belly, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes titles that came out this past Friday, too.)

MTV promo from 1988: ‘When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.’

MTV promo from 1988: ‘When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.’

Trawling through the vast pixel mine that is YouTube, we recently stumbled across this short, odd MTV promo from 1988 that appears to be filmed at a college radio station, and concludes, after a series of fly-by imagery, with a long-haired gentleman sagely proclaiming, “When I’m an old person, I think I’ll still be listening to R.E.M.”

R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic For the People’ to receive 25th anniversary reissue this fall

R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic For the People’ to receive 25th anniversary reissue this fall

R.E.M.’s multiplatinum eighth album Automatic For the People will receive a 25th anniversary reissue this fall on the newly christened Craft Recordings reissue arm of Concord Bicycle Music, which in late 2015 signed a worldwide licensing deal for the band’s Warner Bros. albums.

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe to debut rare solo music as part of Moogfest audiovisual project

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe to debut rare solo music as part of Moogfest audiovisual project

Six years after the breakup of R.E.M., frontman Michael Stipe will debut his first-ever solo composition — a score made using Moog synthesizer gear — as part of an exclusive audiovisual installation he’s creating for Moogfest in Durham, N.C., this May. Tickets for Moogfest are on sale now.

Michael Stipe performs rare, unannounced solo set opening for Patti Smith in New York

Michael Stipe performs rare, unannounced solo set opening for Patti Smith in New York

Just weeks after revealing “I think I will sing again” in a TV interview, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe took to the stage Monday night in New York City as the unannounced opening act for Patti Smith at Webster Hall, performing a six-song set that included two numbers by his old band and four covers.

Reconstruction of the Steeple: R.E.M.-related campaign now eyes musicians’ resource center

Reconstruction of the Steeple: R.E.M.-related campaign now eyes musicians’ resource center

Earlier this fall, Athens, Ga.-based suicide prevention organization Nuçi’s Space launched a fundraising campaign to help save the steeple of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, famous in R.E.M. lore as the site of the first gig by Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe on April 5, 1980.

Watch: Michael Stipe looks back on 30 years of R.E.M., vows to never reunite band

Watch: Michael Stipe looks back on 30 years of R.E.M., vows to never reunite band

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe appeared on “CBS This Morning” today to help promote the band’s recently released “REMTV” DVD box set, discussing the band’s history and his own future and the (un)likelihood that we’ll ever see an R.E.M. reunion (“That will never happen. There’s no point.”).

New releases: R.E.M., mod revival box set, Cracker, The Jam, Belly, The Lemonheads

New releases: R.E.M., mod revival box set, Cracker, The Jam, Belly, The Lemonheads

This week’s new release include a box set of R.E.M.’s IRS-era singles on 7-inch, plus the “Millions Like Us” mod revival box set, vinyl reissues from Belly and The Lemonheads, a reissue of The Jam’s “Setting Son” and a new double-album from Camper Van Beethoven offshoot Cracker.

New releases: R.E.M., Echo & The Bunnymen, The House of Love, Soundgarden

New releases: R.E.M., Echo & The Bunnymen, The House of Love, Soundgarden

This week’s new releases include a 6DVD set of MTV footage from R.E.M., plus new live albums from Echo & The Bunnymen and The House of Love, as well a new rarities collection from Soundgarden that was compiled by guitarist Kim Thayill and is available in single and three-disc sets.

R.E.M. to release 14 hours of live material, TV appearances in 6-DVD ‘REMTV’ box

R.E.M. to release 14 hours of live material, TV appearances in 6-DVD ‘REMTV’ box

R.E.M. this November will unleash a mammoth video package documenting 30 years of live performances, award show highlights and TV appearances on MTV’s networks, a six-DVD set called “REMTV” that will collect 14 hours of material, including a new feature-length documentary called “R.E.M. by MTV.”

New releases: R.E.M.’s ‘Unplugged’ sessions on vinyl, plus The Call, Game Theory

New releases: R.E.M.’s ‘Unplugged’ sessions on vinyl, plus The Call, Game Theory

This week’s new releases include individual 2LP vinyl editions of R.E.M.’s 1991 and 2001 “MTV Unplugged” sessions, plus a CD/DVD live document of last year’s reunion of The Call with BRMC’s Robert Levon Been filling in for his late father, and a reissue of Game Theory’s 1982 debut “Blaze of Glory.”

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to release new 4-song, 7-inch EP ‘Opium Drivel’ this fall

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to release new 4-song, 7-inch EP ‘Opium Drivel’ this fall

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s commitment to making new music — and releasing it on vinyl — continues this fall when he follows up his recently released second solo album with a brand-new four-track 7-inch EP titled Opium Drivel. The 33 rpm EP will be released Oct. 21 on Buck’s usual label, Mississippi Records.

R.E.M. releases monster 131-track Warner Bros. rarities set, puts ‘Chronic Town’ on iTunes

R.E.M. releases monster 131-track Warner Bros. rarities set, puts ‘Chronic Town’ on iTunes

It’s been a big week for R.E.M. fans — even bigger than we thought, with not just the release of the band’s 1991 and 2001 “MTV Unplugged” sets and the previously reported digital collection of I.R.S.-era rarities, but also a digital companion featuring a whopping 131 tracks from the band’s Warner Bros. period.