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R.E.M Rarities Available For Limited Time

Last week, JAMTV reported
that EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties released
a must-have collection of David Bowie songs. The
record company has done the same thing with
R.E.M.

Also released on Oct. 7, Essential – R.E.M In The Attic:
Alternative Recordings 1985 – 1989
, highlights songs from the
Athens, Ga.,-based foursome’s early career when they were darlings
of college radio. Young R.E.M. fans who caught on when Monster hit in 1994 can now understand what older R.E.M.
fans were raving about back when Fables of the Reconstruction,
Life’s Rich Pageant
and Document came out in the
mid-’80s.

R.E.M. In The Attic is just one of the albums helping
commemorate the 100th anniversary of EMI Records.
The collection, which features songs like “Finest Worksong,” “The
One I Love” and “Gardening At Night,” will only be available for
six months from the date of release. This limited edition includes
live tracks as well as never before heard alternative versions of
some of the band’s most popular songs.

In This Article: R.E.M.

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