R.E.M. | Out of Time | 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 180g Vinyl 3LP Set

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25th Anniversary Edition - 180g Vinyl 3LP Set

Remastered Vinyl Versions Of The Original Album And The Demos

Includes Extensive Liner Notes By Annie Zaleski Featuring Interviews From All Four Band Members And Producers Scott Litt And John Keane

A quarter of a century after ‘Out Of Time’ helped break alternative music into the American mainstream and turned R.E.M. into a worldwide phenomenon, the band have announced a special 25th Anniversary Edition, out via Concord Bicycle.

‘Out Of Time’ will be released in a 3 LP Set which will include remastered vinyl versions of the original album alongside demo versions of every album track, as well as demos for two non-album b-sides and a previously unreleased song. The release also contains extensive liner notes by Annie Zaleski featuring interviews from all four band members and producers Scott Litt and John Keane.

The demos, recorded at John Keane Studio in early 1990 and featured on all versions of the ‘Out Of Time’ reissue, provide key insight into the band’s creative process: from early instrumental passes to versions of "Losing My Religion" and "Texarkana" with different lyrics, and even a version of "Radio Song" that features a rare moment with drummer Bill Berry on lead vocals for a verse. While recording them, it was clear to Keane that R.E.M. were "at their peak in terms of creativity.”

By 1991, R.E.M. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe) had amassed a sizable following in the United States, but ‘Out Of Time’ brought the Athens, GA band unprecedented global recognition. It was the group’s first album to top both US and UK charts, selling 12 million copies worldwide, and garnered 7 Grammy nominations, including wins for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Short Form Music Video ("Losing My Religion”), and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Losing My Religion”).

Instant classic songs like "Losing My Religion,” "Shiny Happy People,” "Near Wild Heaven,” and "Radio Song” broke new ground, artistically and commercially. Reviewing ‘Out Of Time,’ Rolling Stone simply said, "This may well be America’s best rock & roll band.” Earlier this year, Pitchfork called the album "arguably their most important record,” while Time Magazine named ‘Out Of Time’ one of it’s All-Time 100 Albums, saying it contains "ethereal beauty rarely heard on a rock record.”

LP Track Listing:

LP 1
1. Radio Song
2. Losing My Religion
3. Low
4. Near Wild Heaven
5. Endgame
6. Shiny Happy People
7. Belong
8. Half a World Away
9. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback
11. Me in Honey

LP 2
1. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
2. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
3. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
4. Texarkana 1 (demo)
5. Untitled Demo 2
6. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song 1 demo)
7. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
8. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
9. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)

LP 3
1. Radio Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
2. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
3. Belong (demo)
4. Blackbirds (Half a World Away demo)
5. Texarkana (demo)
6. Country Feedback (demo)
7. Me on Keyboard (Me in Honey demo)
8. Low (demo)
9. 40 Sec. (40 Second Song demo)
10. Fretless 1 (demo)