Friday, September 28, 2012

REM 25th Anniversary of "Document" News and GIVEAWAY!

Okay, really 25 years?  Yes it is true.  R.E.M has been re-issuing their back catalog, expanded and clenaed up.  "Document" is the next in that line and it is currently in stores (September 25, 2012)

2CD and Digital Release Features Remastered Original Album, Plus a Previously Unreleased Concert Recording!!

R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/I.R.S. for the September 25 release of an expanded 25th Anniversary Edition of the band's 1987 album, Document. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus a previously unreleased 1987 concert from R.E.M.'s "Work" tour. The commemorative release also adds new liner notes by journalist David Daley, with the 2CD package presented in a lift-top box with four postcards. On the same date, the remastered original album will be reissued by Mobile Fidelity on 180-gram vinyl in faithfully replicated LP packaging.

R.E.M.'s fifth studio album, Document was recorded by vocalist Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry at Nashville's Sound Emporium. The first of several R.E.M. albums to be co-produced by the band and Scott Litt, Document was also the band's first to go Platinum and includes the singles "Finest Worksong," "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," and "The One I Love," R.E.M.'s first Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at Number 10 in the U.S., spending 33 weeks on Billboard's Top 200.

 R.E.M. had released four albums in the previous four years, each selling more than the last. With the release of Document, the band found itself at a crossroads of sorts - all but ignored by conservative rock radio and MTV, yet reaching a broad and devoted international audience, sprung from independent media and college radio.

Document's 25th Anniversary Edition follows the special edition releases of R.E.M.'s four other I.R.S. albums, including Murmur and Reckoning, released by UMe/I.R.S., and Fables of the Reconstruction and Lifes Rich Pageant, released by Capitol/I.R.S. Audio and video anthologies of the legendary band's 1980s I.R.S. Records output, And I Feel Fine... The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987and When The Light Is Mine... The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 Video Collection, respectively, were released by Capitol/I.R.S. in 2006.

Tracklisting for  R.E.M.: Document (25th Anniversary Edition) [2CD, digital]
CD1 (digitall remastered original album)
1. Finest Worksong
2. Welcome to the Occupation
3. Exhuming McCarthy
4. Disturbance At The Heron House
5. Strange
6. Its the End of The World As We Know It (And I feel Fine)
7. The One I Love
8. Fireplace
9. Lightnin' Hopkins
10. King Of Birds
11. Oddfellows Local 151

C D 2 (previously unreleased "Work" tour concert, recorded live in Utrecht, Holland - September 14, 1987)
1. Finest Worksong (4.20)
2. These Days (3.36)
3. Lightnin' Hopkins (3.43)
4. Welcome To The Occupation (2.52)
5. Driver 8 (4.15)
6. Feeling Gravitys Pull (5.00)
7. I Believe (4.28)
8. The One I Love (4.38)
9. Exhuming McCarthy (3.23)
10. Wolves, Lower (4.23)
11. Fall On Me (3.05)
12. Just A Touch (3.12)
13. Oddfellows Local 151 (5.34)
14. Little America (2.50)
15. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (4.01)
16. Begin The Begin (4.32)
17. Disturbance At The Heron House (3.42)
18. Moral Kiosk (3.02)
19. Life And How To Live It (4.59)
20. So. Central Rain (5.35)

For tons more on REM, please check out their Official Site

Okay, for all your hard work you could easily run off an buy one why not take a chance to WIN ONE??

The contest is open to US Residents ONLY (sorry)

email me (addy removed)

Be sure to put REM in the subject line and provide your contact information
(name and mailing address/zip etc). I'll draw a winner one week from today 12noon ET.
I'll update you via email that you've won, and just put a quick note on this post like
conrats to (first name) from (State) on the win.

Thanks as always for your support, hope to be back with a new "forgotten disc" next week.

*** UPDATE**
Congrats to David from MD on the win.  Thank you all for the submissions.  More than I ever have seen.  Not sure if its the blog, or R.E.M or a little of both.  Thanks David and enjoy the music!


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