This week’s new releases include vinyl reissues from R.E.M., Catherine Wheel, The Stone Roses and The Ocean Blue, plus a new album from The B-52s’ Cindy Wilson.
R.E.M. today shared a previously unreleased song the band recorded 15 years ago at the famed Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas in an effort to help raise money for Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in those storm-ravaged islands. The track can be streamed for free or purchased for $2.
R.E.M. will release a limited-edition 4LP set on Record Store Day that collects the audio from the band’s two appearances, in 1991 and 2001, on MTV’s “Unplugged” series, featuring all 33 songs the band performed at the two tapings, including 11 that never aired on either broadcast.