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R.E.M. to Release Career-Spanning Hits Set in November

Collection will include the band's final recordings

September 23, 2011 8:30 AM ET
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R.E.M. performing at Glastonbury Festival.
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Recently disbanded alt-rock legends R.E.M. will release their first career-spanning retrospective Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 on November 15th. Few details of the set have emerged, but Rolling Stone has confirmed that the compilation will include a handful of tracks recorded this year after the completion of the band's final album, Collapse Into Now.

Though R.E.M. have released a handful of compilations and hits collections over the years, the material on those sets has always been divided between their IRS Records years, which covers the Chronic Town EP on through Document in 1987, and their Warner Bros. catalog, which includes all of their material from Green through Collapse Into Now. Part Lies, presumably a multi-disc set to cover the sheer volume of the band's hits, will be the first collection to provide an overview of their entire body of work.

Related
• R.E.M. Break Up After Three Decades
Rob Sheffield on the End of R.E.M.
• R.E.M.'s 15 Greatest Videos
• Photos: R.E.M. Through the Years
• Interview: R.E.M. Roar Back with 'Collapse Into Now'
• From Art School to Hall of Fame: R.E.M. Tours Through Their Discography
• R.E.M. in the Real World – Rolling Stone's 1987 Cover Story

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