R.E.M.'s Document Gets Deluxe Reissue


Classic album re-emerges in time for its 25th anniversary.

By Fred Mills

Mark your calendar for Sept. 25, R.E.M. fans: that’s when the expanded deluxe edition remaster of the band’s 1987 album Document arrives in stores – marking the 25th anniversary of the record and the accompanying world tour. As with several of the other R.E.M. reissues of the past couple of years, it will be a fresh remaster of the original album abetted by new liner notes and a bonus disc, all housed in a flip-top hard-cardboard box.

The bonus disc: the previously bootlegged (but never officially released) live concert in Utrecht, Holland, Sept. 14, 1987. See below for the setlist details, courtesy R.E.M. Timeline.

Document, of course, was R.E.M.s first platinum album, buoyed by the hit singles “The One I Love” and “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”




14 September 1987 – Muziekcentrum Vredenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

support: The Railway Children

set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Lightnin’ Hopkins /
Welcome To The Occupation / Driver 8 / Feeling Gravitys Pull / I Believe
/ The One I Love / Exhuming McCarthy / Wolves, Lower / Fall On Me /
Superman / Just A Touch / Oddfellows Local 151 / Little America / It’s
The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin

encore 1: Strange / Disturbance At The Heron House / Funtime

encore 2: Harpers – Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It

encore 3: Time After Time (Annelise) – Red Rain / So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)

notes: This show is available on many bootlegs, the best
being the CD’s “Red Rain” and “Losing My Religion Volume 1 and 2” as
they offer the complete show



On a totally unrelated note, pop over here to read about BLURT Contributing Editor Lee Zimmerman’s conversation with Peter Buck at the recent Todd Rundgren Musical Revival Camp.

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