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R.E.M. releasing 25th Anniversary ‘Monster’ collection

LONDON – JULY 02: (L to R) Mike Mills, Michael Stipe and Peter Buck performs on stage at “Live 8 London” in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

On November 1st, R.E.M. will release the 25th anniversary edition of its 1994 Monster collection. The six-disc deluxe reissue features the original album fully remastered, as well as a contemporary remix by original producer, Scott Litt. The set is filled with previously unreleased demos, rare concert recordings from 1995, and extensive new liner notes.

A Blu-ray disc features hi-res audio and 5.1 Surround Sound versions of Monster, the documentary Road Movie, and all six music videos from the album. Scaled-down versions of the set include a double-CD, double-LP, and a standalone 180-gram single vinyl LP.

Monster, R.E.M.’s ninth studio album, was released on September 27th , 1994 and debuted at Number One on both the U.S. and UK album charts. The album featured such instant band standards as the album’s lead single, “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Bang And Blame,” “Strange Currencies,” and “Tongue.”

The tracklisting to R.E.M.’s 25th anniversary Monster reissue:

Disc One: Original Album
“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
“Crush With Eyeliner”
“King of Comedy”
“I Don’t Sleep, I Dream”
“Star 69”
“Strange Currencies”
“Tongue”
“Bang and Blame”
“I Took Your Name”
“Let Me In”
“Circus Envy”
“You”

Disc Two: Unreleased Demos
“Pete’s Hit”
“Uptempo Mo Distortion”
“Uptempo Ricky”
“Harlan County with Whistling”
“Lost Song”
“AM Boo”
“Mike’s Gtr”
“Sputnik 1 Remix”
“Black Sky 4-14”
“Revolution 4-21”
“Rocker with vocal”
“Time Is On Mike’s Side”
“1Experiment 4-28 no vocal”
“Highland Fling 4-29”
“Cranky 4-29”

Disc Three: Scott Litt’s 2019 Remix
“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
“Crush With Eyeliner”
“King Of Comedy”
“I Don’t Sleep, I Dream”
“Star 69”
“Strange Currencies”
“Tongue”
“Bang And Blame”
“I Took Your Name”
“Let Me In”
“Circus Envy”
“You”

Disc Four: Live in Chicago – June 3, 1995 (Part 1)
“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
“Circus Envy”
“Crush With Eyeliner”
“Near Wild Heaven”
“Welcome To The Occupation”
“Undertow”
“I Took Your Name”
“Strange Currencies”
“Me In Honey”
“Revolution”
“Tongue”
“Man On The Moon”
“Country Feedback”
“Monty Got A Raw Deal”

Disc Five: Live in Chicago – June 3, 1995 (Part 2)
“Losing My Religion”
“You”
“Departure”
“Orange Crush”
“Get Up”
“Star 69”
“Let Me In”
“Everybody Hurts”
“So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
“Pop Song 89”
“It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

Disc Six: Blu-ray
Monster (5.1 Surround Sound)
Monster (Hi-Resolution Audio)
Road Movie (Concert film)
“What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” (Music video)
“Crush With Eyeliner” (Music video)
“Star 69” (Music video)
“Strange Currencies” (Music video)
“Tongue” (Music video)
“Bang and Blame” (Music video)

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