Rolling Stone has given the soon-to-be released Reckoning Deluxe Edition a strong 4-star review in their current issue. (Click here to read). The Deluxe Edition, out on June 23rd, features a remastered version of the original CD as well as a bonus disc of a previously unreleased concert from the Little America tour at the Aragon Ballroom. You can preorder it here. Vinylphiles: both Reckoning and Murmur will be simultaneously reissued on audiophile quality 180 gram vinyl in their original packaging.
SUMMER MERCHANDISE SALE!
Today marks the beginning of our big summer merchandise blow-out sale . Most items (excluding CDs and DVDs) are marked down 30%. The sale, which continues through August, also features the remaining stock of the highly-coveted, limited edition tour posters from the last two tours. Get ’em while supplies last…
(Fan Club members please note: your membership entitles you to an extra 15% discount (a total of 45%) when you shop at the Sandbag/Rest of the World store (sorry, the extra discount does not apply online in the North American store but does if you order by mail). Mail orders can be sent to R.E.M. Fan Club, PO Box 8032, Athens, Georgia, 30603).
PETER AND THE DECEMBERISTS
As mentioned here yesterday, Peter played “Begin the Begin” with The Decemberists on Wednesday night at Radio City Music Hall. Incidentally, Peter will be playing Bonnaroo on Saturday night with Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3. Check out the video for “Begin the Begin”:
THE TALENTED MR. BILHEIMER
If you didn’t see it earlier in the week, be sure to read this post on R.E.M.’s art director Chris Bilheimer who received the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year award.
Finally, check out this bit of cool miscellany/esoterica from the way back when machine at aquariumdrunkard.com