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REM at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

REM Farewell Fans With Final Compilation

by Paul Cashmere on September 26, 2011

in New Music,News

REM fans are yet to hear three new tracks that will surface of their most comprehensive compilation ever, the 2CD ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011’ due next month.



The three new songs are ‘A Month of Saturdays’, ‘We All Go Back To Where We Belong’ and ‘Hallelujah’, all recorded earlier this year in their hometown of Athens, Georgia and after the release of the last album ‘Collapse Into Now’.

“Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey,” Mike Mills says of choosing the song. “We realized that these songs seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together.”

For the first time ever, REM’s original IRS catalogue will be combined with their Warner catalogue years to make up the compilation.

The tracklisting is:

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
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
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Bad Day
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Supernatural Superserious
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong

Warner Music will release the album in November.



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