R.E.M. Unveil Greatest Hits Tracklisting

Two CD set will
include new, unreleased material as well.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

After
R.E.M. ignited the blogosphere on September 21st with the news that
they had decided to “call it a day as a band” via a statement on
their website, the band have announced that they will release their final
album, R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part
Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011
, on Warner Bros. Records on
November 15th. The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective
that collects, for the first time ever, songs from R.E.M.’s entire back
catalog, including the pioneering American band’s years on both the IRS label
(1982 to 1987) and Warner Bros. Records (1988 to 2011). A brand-new song,
“We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” goes to radio and will be
available for sale on October 18th.

 

Keep
your eyes out for the new print issue of BLURT in which we pay tribute to
R.E.M. via reflections and essays penned by the group’s contemporaries, peers
and even fellow bandmates..

 

“Working
through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a
journey,” says Mike Mills of choosing the songs that appear on R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part
Garbage, 1982 – 2011
. “We realized that these songs seemed to
draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together.”

 

In
addition to liner notes written by band members Berry, Buck, Mills, and Stipe,
the album also features three new songs that R.E.M. finished after they
completed their last album, Collapse Into
Now
: “A Month of Saturdays,” “We All Go Back To
Where We Belong,” and “Hallelujah,” which were recorded over the
summer in Athens with Accelerate and Collapse Into Now producer,
the estimable Jacknife Lee.

 

Tracklisting:

 

Disc 1:
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
Sitting Still
So. Central Rain
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
Finest Worksong
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Stand
Pop Song 89
Get Up
Orange Crush
Losing My Religion
Country Feedback
Shiny Happy People

 

 

Disc 2:
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Everybody Hurts
Man On The Moon
Nightswimming
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
Electrolite
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Bad Day
Leaving New York

Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Supernatural Superserious
ÜBerlin
Oh My Heart
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A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong
Hallelujah

 

 

 

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