R.E.M. announces 25th anniversary reissue of Green


REM Green

R.E.M. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1988 album, Green, by releasing a deluxe edition reissue on May 14th via Rhino Records. The band’s sixth studio, and first with Warner Bros. Records, featured many of their biggest hits, specifically “Orange Crush”, “Pop Song 89″, and “Stand”, and has gone on to sell more than four million copies worldwide.

The two-disc reissue will feature the remastered original album accompanied by a disc of live performances taken from the band’s concert in Greensboro, NC on November 10th, 1989; four postcards and a foldout poster; and liner notes by Uncut editor Allan Jones, all housed in a hard clamshell box. The reissue will also be pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

What’s more, the band will release a limited edition, five-track EP as part of Record Store Day (April 20th), featuring a “handful of performances from the Greensboro show that, due to space constraints, are not found on the Deluxe Edition.”

In recent years, R.E.M. has released similar reissues for its first five studio albums. It should be noted that the band’s seventh album, Out of Time, doesn’t turn 25 until 2016 — so your bank account has plenty of time to recover.

Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Tracklist:
Disc One – Original Album
01. Pop Song 89
02. Get Up
03. You Are The Everything
04. Stand
05. World Leader Pretend
06. The Wrong Child
07. Orange Crush
08. Turn You Inside Out
09. Hairshirt
10. I Remember California
11. Untitled

Disc Two – Live In Greensboro 1989
01. Stand
02. The One I Love
03. Turn You Inside Out
04. Belong
05. Exhuming McCarthy
06. Good Advices
07. Orange Crush
08. Cuyahoga
09. These Days
10. World Leader Pretend
11. I Believe
12. Get Up
13. Life And How To Live It
14. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
15. Pop Song 89
16. Fall On Me
17. You Are The Everything
18. Begin The Begin
19. Low
20. Finest Worksong
21. Perfect Circle

LIVE IN GREENSBORO EP – Record Store Day Exclusive Tracklist:
01. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
02. Feeling Gravitys Pull
03. Strange
04. King of Birds
05. I Remember California”