R.E.M. Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 'Green' with Deluxe Reissue

Alt-rock heroes will also release limited edition, five-track EP on Record Store Day

March 6, 2013 7:00 AM ET
R.E.M. in 1988.
Courtesy Green PR

R.E.M.'s beloved sixth studio album, Green, will receive the 25th anniversary deluxe treatment in a new two-disc edition. The set will feature a remastered version of the original album, as well as a live disc culled from a November 10th, 1989 show in Greensboro, North Carolina, the penultimate concert of the band's massive 130-date Green World Tour.

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Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be available on Rhino on May 14th digitally and on CD, while the remastered album will also be available with original art and packing on 180-gram vinyl. The live disc includes almost every song from Green, earlier fan favorites like "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," "The One I Love," and "Perfect Circle," and even features "Low" and "Belong" – cuts from the Green follow-up Out of Time that R.E.M. were then testing out live.

Rhino is also set to release a limited-edition, five-track EP, Live in Greensboro, on Record Store Day, April 20th. It comprises five R.E.M. tracks from the same Greensboro show that didn't make it onto the reissue due to space constraints. The EP will include cuts like "I Remember California," "So. Central Rain" and "Feeling Gravitys Pull." Only 2,500 copies of the disc will be available, and each comes with an original R.E.M. patch from the Green Tour recently uncovered in the band's vault.

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