REM’s Entire Catalog Has Been Mastered For iTunes: Featuring I.R.S. Albums, Warner Bros. Albums, and Rarities!

Universal Music Enterprises and Warner Bros. Records today announced that R.E.M.’s complete catalogs of studio albums and rarities—€from both labels—€are now Mastered for iTunes. This ensures that the music is delivered to listeners with increased audio fidelity that more closely replicates what the artists, recording engineers and producers intended.

The music is available now on the iTunes Store worldwide itunes.com/rem. Fans may download albums and tracks individually, or in four special bundles: COMPLETE I.R.S. STUDIO ALBUMS, COMPLETE RARITIES —€œ I.R.S. 1982-1987, COMPLETE WARNER BROS. STUDIO ALBUMS, VOL. 1, and COMPLETE RARITIES —€œ WARNER BROS. 1988-2011.

COMPLETE I.R.S. STUDIO ALBUMS is comprised of six studio albums, including R.E.M.’s debut EP Chronic Town (1982) and the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking albums Murmur (1983), Reckoning (1984), Fables of The Reconstruction (1985), and Lifes Rich Pageant (1986); as well as the group’s double-platinum Document (1987).

The COMPLETE RARITIES —€œ I.R.S. 1982-1987 bundle collects 25 hard-to-find tracks, including several versions of “Gardening At Night;” the b-sides “White Tornado” and “Voice of Harold;” “Windout” from the Bachelor Party soundtrack; and live, in-studio covers of Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” Andy Williams “Moon River,” and the Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” and “There She Goes Again.”

COMPLETE WARNER BROS. STUDIO ALBUMS, VOL. 1 covers the height of the band’s commercial success with five albums that were all certified multi-platinum, including Green (1988), Out Of Time (1991), Automatic For The People (1992), Monster (1994) and New Adventures In Hi-Fi (1996). The remaining five studio albums that R.E.M. recorded for Warner Bros. are available individually, including Up (1998), Reveal (2001), Around The Sun (2004), Accelerate (2008) and the group’s final album, Collapse Into Now (2011).

The COMPLETE RARITIES —€œ WARNER BROS. 1988-2011 bundle is massive, with 131 tracks that span more than two decades. Among the countless highlights are: non-album tracks “Memphis Train Blues” and “Redhead Walking”; live performances from Glastonbury (“Everybody Hurts”) and Saturday Night Live (“Bang And Blame”); as well as covers of Syd Barrett’s “Dark Globe” and Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan.”

Also available now is UNPLUGGED: THE COMPLETE 1991 AND 2001 SESSIONS. This collection includes—€for the first time ever—€both of R.E.M.’s stellar performances on MTV’s popular “Unplugged” series. The set includes every performance from the original broadcasts, as well as 11 songs that never aired.


Chronic Town (1982)

Murmur (1983)

Reckoning (1984)

Fables of The Reconstruction (1985)

Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)

Document (1987)

COMPLETE RARITIES – I.R.S. 1982-1987 bundle (25 tracks, full details below)


Green (1988)

Out Of Time (1991)

Automatic For The People (1992)

Monster (1994)

New Adventures In Hi-Fi (1996)

These additional Warner Bros. Albums are also available Mastered For iTunes:

Up (1998)

Reveal (2001)

Around The Sun (2004)

Accelerate (2008)

Collapse Into Now (2011)

COMPLETE RARITIES —€œ WARNER BROS. 1998-2011 bundle (131 tracks, full details below)

COMPLETE RARITIES —€œ I.R.S. 1982-1987

1. “Radio Free Europe” —€œ Original Hib-Tone Single

2. “Sitting Still” —€œ Original Hib-Tone Single

3. “White Tornado”

4. “Gardening At Night” —€œ Different Vocal Mix

5. “Gardening At Night” —€œ Acoustic

6. “All The Right Friends” —€œ Live In Studio

7. “Moon River” —€œ Live In Studio

8. “Pretty Persuasion” —€œ Live In Studio

9. “There She Goes Again” —€œ Live In Studio

10. “Tighten Up” —€œ Live In Studio

11. “Ages Of You” —€œ Live

12. “We Walk” —€œ Live

13. “1,000,000” —€œ Live

14. “Gardening At Night” —€œ Electric Demo

15. “Just A Touch” —€œ Live In Studio

16. “King Of The Road” —€œ Live In Studio

17. “Pale Blue Eyes” —€œ Live In Studio

18. “Voice Of Harold”

19. “Walter’s Theme” —€œ Live In Studio

20. “White Tornado” —€œ Live in Studio

21. “Windout”

22. “Windout” (With Friends) —€œ Live In Studio

23. “9-9” —€œ Live

24. “Gardening At Night” —€œ Live

25. “Catapult” —€œ Live


1. “Funtime” (Live) (Iggy Pop Cover)

2. “Ghost Rider” (Suicide Cover)

3. “Dark Globe” (Syd Barrett Cover)

4. “Pop Song 89” (Acoustic Version)

5. “Memphis Train Blues” (Non-Album Track)

6. “Skin Tight” (Live Orlando, FL April 30, 1989) (Ohio Players cover)

7. “Losing My Religion” (Acoustic) (Live At KFOG)

8. “Losing My Religion” (Live In Dublin 2005)

9. “Rotary Eleven” (Non-Album Track)

10. “You Are The Everything” (Live – Greensboro Coliseum, NC 11/10/1989)

11. “Love Is All Around” (Live)

12. “Shiny Happy People” (Dance To The Music Mix)

13. “Shiny Happy People” (Pop Mix)

14. “Shiny Happy People” (Hip Mix)

15. “It’s a Free World Baby” (Non-Album Track)

16. “Winged Mammal Theme” (Non-Album Track)

17. “First We Take Manhattan” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

18. “Everybody Hurts” (Album Fade)

19. “Mandolin Strum” (Non-Album Track)

20. “Orange Crush” (Live Version)

21. “Man On The Moon” (Album Edit)

22. “Arms Of Love” (Non-Album Track)

23. “World Leader Pretend” (Live) (Charleston WV 4/28/91)

24. “Belong” (Live) (Charleston WV 4/28/91)

25. “Low” (Live) (Charleston WV 4/28/91)

26. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” (Non-Album Track)

27. “Fretless” (Non-Album Track)

28. “Everybody Hurts” (Live) (9/2/93-Los Angeles for the MTV Video Awards)

29. “Orange Crush” (Instrumental)

30. “Fall On Me” (Live)

31. “Me In Honey” (Live)

32. “Finest Worksong” (Live)

33. “Drive” (Live) (1992)

34. “Funtime” (Live) (1992)

35. “Radio Free Europe” (Live) (1992)

36. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” (Live at SNL-11/12/94)

37. “Bang And Blame” (Live at SNL-11/12/94)

38. “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream” (Live at SNL-11/12/94)

39. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” (Radio Version)

40. “Monty Got A Raw Deal” (Live)

41. “Everybody Hurts” (Live) (Athens, GA ’92)

42. “Man On The Moon” (Live) (Athens, GA ’92)

43. “Bang And Blame” (Album Version w/o Between Track Noise)

44. “Losing My Religion” (Live) (Athens 1992) (Applause Faded)

45. “Country Feedback” (Live) (Athens 1992) (Applause Faded)

46. “Begin The Begin” (Live) (Athens 1992)

47. “Undertow” (Live)

48. “Wichita Lineman” (Live) (Non-Album Track)

49. “New Test Leper” (Live Acoustic)

50. “Tricycle” (Instrumental) (Non-Album Track)

51. “Departure” (Live) (Rome Soundcheck)

52. “Wall Of Death” (From “Beat The Retreat”-Richard Thompson Tribute Album)

53. “The Wake Up Bomb” (Live Version) (Atlanta)

54. “Binky The Doormat” (Live Version) (Atlanta)

55. “King Of Comedy” (808 State Remix)

56. “Be Mine” (Mike On Bus Version)

57. “Love is All Around” (The Troggs Cover)

58. “Sponge” (Vic Chesnutt Cover)

59. “Emphysema” (Non-Album Track)

60. “Sad Professor” (Live In Studio Version)

61. “Why Not Smile” (Oxford American Version)

62. “Surfing The Ganges” (LP Version)

63. “Suspicion” (Live In Studio Version)

64. “Lotus” (Weird Mix)

65. “Electrolite” (Live From Jools Holland)

66. “Man On The Moon” (Live From Jools Holland)

67. “Suspicion” (Live At Ealing Studios)

68. “At My Most Beautiful” (Radio Remix)

69. “Passenger” (Recorded From “Later” With Jools Holland)

70. “Country Feedback” (Recorded From “Later” With Jools Holland)

71. “So. Central Rain” (Live From “Later”)

72. “The Great Beyond” (Non-Album Track)

73. “The One I Love” (Live From Glastonbury Festival)

74. “Everybody Hurts” (Live From Glastonbury Festival)

75. “Man On The Moon” (Live From Glastonbury Festival)

76. “Yellow River” (Non-Album Track)

77. “165 Hillcrest” (Non-Album Track)

78. “Imitation Of Life” (Live From Trafalgar Square)

79. “Summer Turns To High” (32 Chord Song Demo)

80. “I’ve Been High” (Live Video Version) (Channel V, Sydney)

81. “The Lifting” (Original Version)

82. “Beat A Drum” (Dalkey Demo)

83. “2JN” (Non-Album Track)

84. “Favorite Writer” (Non-Album Track)

85. “Out in the Country” (Non-Album Track)

86. “Adagio” (Unused Tune)

87. “Turn You Inside-Out” (Live Version)

88. “Chance” (Dub)

89. “Drive” (Live Version) (1994)

90. “Star Me Kitten” (Featuring W.S. Burroughs)

91. “Revolution” (Non-Album Track)

92. “Leave” (Alternate Version)

93. “The Lifting” (Demo)

94. “The One I Love” (Live Version) (MMM Sydney)

95. “Maps & Legends” (Live Rehearsal Version)

96. “Tongue” (Live Rehearsal Version)

97. “Little America” (Live Rehearsal Version)

98. “South Central Rain” (Live Rehearsal Version)

99. “Imitation Of Life” (Live Rehearsal Version)

100. “So Fast, So Numb” (Live) (Athens Rehearsal Sessions, 2004)

101. “All The Right Friends” (Live) (Athens Rehearsal Sessions, 2004)

102. “Animal” (New Mix)

103. “Pretty Persuasion” (Live) (NYC 2003)

104. “Welcome To The Occupation” (Live) (NYC 2003)

105. “You Are The Everything” (Live) (Raleigh, NC-Oct. 10, 2003)

106. “These Days” (Live) (Toronto-Sept. 30, 2003)

107. “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” (Live) (Oslo NRK P1 National Radio-Oct. 25, 2003)

108. “Wanderlust” (Live-Santa Barbara, CA 2004)

109. “Sweetness Follows” (Live) (Recorded in Cincinnati-Oct. 27, 2004)

110. “Horse To Water” (Live In Vancouver)

111. “Indian Summer” (Non-Album Track)

112. “Living Well Is The Best Revenge” (Live In London)

113. “Auctioneer” (Live In London)

114. “Hollow Man” (Live In London)

115. “Supernatural Superserious” (Live In London)

116. “Fall On Me” (Live In London)

117. “West Of The Fields” (Live In London)

118. “Horse To Water” (Live In London)

119. “Man-Sized Wreath” (Live In London)

120. “Man On The Moon” (Live In London)

121. “Mr. Richards” (Vancouver)

122. “Living Well Jesus Dog” (Non-Album Track)

123. “Airliner” (Non-Album Track)

124. “Redhead Walking” (Non-Album Track)

125. “Houston” (iTunes Live From London)

126. “Harborcoat” (Live At The Olympia)

127. “Letter Never Sent” (Live At The Olympia)

128. “Second Guessing” (Live At The Olympia)

129. “Pretty Persuasion” (Live At The Olympia)

130. “NOLA-4/26/10” (Non-Album Track)

131. “That Someone Is You” (Live In The Studio)