R.E.M. Announces 25th Anniversary Reissue

R.E.M. has confirmed a reissue is coming our way November 1st and it is PACKED. Check out the full tracklisting below. Here's a cut from their press release

When Monster was released in September 1994, the members of R.E.M. were at a crossroads in their career. Singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry were decompressing from the massive commercial and critical success of 1991’s Out of Time and 1992’s Automatic for the People. In just a few years, the Athens, GA, four-piece had become one of the biggest, most recognizable bands in the world, thanks to hits like “Losing My Religion,” “Man on the Moon” and “Everybody Hurts.” It had also been six years since the group had toured. By the time that work began on Monster, they were itching to end their self-imposed hiatus and get back on the road. The band was also looking for a sonic shake-up. While R.E.M.’s last two albums were full of ballads, acoustic rock songs and intricate arrangements, the group was ready to record something grittier, brasher and highly playable on stage. In his liner notes, Perpetua writes that Monster “had no precedent in the band’s catalog,” adding that R.E.M had “never been this distorted and dirty, or this glam or this flirty.” Buck recalls, “We were trying to feel like a different band … We wanted to get away from who we were.”

 

TRACK LISTINGS

DELUXE BOX SET

Disc 1 (CD) –Monster(Remastered)

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner 
  3. King Of Comedy 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  5. Star 69 
  6. Strange Currencies 
  7. Tongue 
  8. Bang And Blame 
  9. I Took Your Name 
  10. Let Me In 
  11. Circus Envy 
  12. You 

Disc 2 (CD) –Monster(Demos)

  1. Pete’s Hit  
  2. Uptempo Mo Distortion  
  3. Uptempo Ricky  
  4. Harlan County with Whistling 
  5. Lost Song 
  6. AM Boo 
  7. Mike’s Gtr 
  8. Sputnik 1 Remix 
  9. Black Sky 4-14  
  10. Revolution 4-21 
  11. Rocker with vocal 
  12. Time Is On Mike’s Side 
  13. 1Experiment 4-28 no vocal 
  14. Highland Fling 4-29 
  15. Cranky 4-29 

Disc 3 (CD) –Monster(Remixed) 

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  3. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  5. Star 69 (Remix) 
  6. Strange Currencies (Remix) 
  7. Tongue (Remix) 
  8. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  9. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  10. Let Me In (Remix) 
  11. Circus Envy (Remix) 
  12. You (Remix) 

Disc 4 (CD) – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 –Monster1995 Tour (Part One)

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Circus Envy 
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4. Near Wild Heaven 
  5. Welcome To The Occupation 
  6. Undertow 
  7. I Took Your Name 
  8. Strange Currencies 
  9. Me In Honey 
  10. Revolution 
  11. Tongue 
  12. Man On The Moon 
  13. Country Feedback 
  14. Monty Got A Raw Deal 

Disc 5 (CD) – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 –Monster1995 Tour (Part Two)

  1. Losing My Religion 
  2. You 
  3. Departure 
  4. Orange Crush 
  5. Get Up 
  6. Star 69 
  7. Let Me In 
  8. Everybody Hurts 
  9. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) 
  10. Pop Song 89 
  11. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 

Disc 6 (Blu-ray)

  1. Monster – 5.1 Surround Sound 
  2. Monster – Hi-Resolution Audio 
  3. Road Movie (concert film) 
  4. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (music video)
  5. Crush With Eyeliner (music video)
  6. Star 69 (music video)
  7. Strange Currencies (music video)
  8. Tongue (music video)
  9. Bang And Blame (music video)

EXPANDED 2-CD

Disc 1 –Monster(Remastered)

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner 
  3. King Of Comedy 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  5. Star 69 
  6. Strange Currencies 
  7. Tongue 
  8. Bang And Blame 
  9. I Took Your Name 
  10. Let Me In 
  11. Circus Envy 
  12. You 

Disc 2 –Monster(Remixed) 

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  3. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  5. Star 69 (Remix) 
  6. Strange Currencies (Remix) 
  7. Tongue (Remix) 
  8. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  9. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  10. Let Me In (Remix)
  11. Circus Envy (Remix)
  12. You (Remix) 

EXPANDED 2-LP

Side A –Monster(Remastered)

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner 
  3. King Of Comedy 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  5. Star 69 
  6. Strange Currencies 

Side B –Monster(Remastered) 

  1. Tongue 
  2. Bang And Blame 
  3. I Took Your Name 
  4. Let Me In 
  5. Circus Envy 
  6. You 

Side C –Monster(Remixed)

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  3. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  5. Star 69 (Remix) 
  6. Strange Currencies (Remix) 

Side D –Monster(Remixed)

  1. Tongue (Remix) 
  2. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  3. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  4. Let Me In (Remix) 
  5. Circus Envy (Remix) 
  6. You (Remix) 

STANDARD 1-LP

Side A –Monster(Remastered)

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner 
  3. King Of Comedy 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  5. Star 69 
  6. Strange Currencies 

Side B –Monster(Remastered) 

  1. Tongue 
  2. Bang And Blame 
  3. I Took Your Name 
  4. Let Me In 
  5. Circus Envy 
  6. You 

DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM

“Disc 1” –Monster(Remastered)*

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner 
  3. King Of Comedy 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  5. Star 69 
  6. Strange Currencies 
  7. Tongue 
  8. Bang And Blame 
  9. I Took Your Name 
  10. Let Me In 
  11. Circus Envy 
  12. You 

“Disc 2” –Monster(Demos)

  1. Pete’s Hit  
  2. Uptempo Mo Distortion  
  3. Uptempo Ricky  
  4. Harlan County with Whistling 
  5. Lost Song 
  6. AM Boo 
  7. Mike’s Gtr 
  8. Sputnik 1 Remix 
  9. Black Sky 4-14  
  10. Revolution 4-21 
  11. Rocker with vocal 
  12. Time Is On Mike’s Side 
  13. Experiment 4-28 no vocal 
  14. Highland Fling 4-29 
  15. Cranky 4-29 

“Disc 3”–Monster(Remixed) *

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  3. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  5. Star 69 (Remix) 
  6. Strange Currencies (Remix) 
  7. Tongue (Remix) 
  8. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  9. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  10. Let Me In (Remix) 
  11. Circus Envy (Remix) 
  12. You (Remix) 

“Disc 4” – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 –Monster1995 Tour

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2. Circus Envy 
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4. Near Wild Heaven 
  5. Welcome To The Occupation 
  6. Undertow 
  7. I Took Your Name 
  8. Strange Currencies 
  9. Me In Honey 
  10. Revolution 
  11. Tongue 
  12. Man On The Moon 
  13. Country Feedback 
  14. Monty Got A Raw Deal 
  15. Losing My Religion 
  16. You 
  17. Departure 
  18. Orange Crush 
  19. Get Up 
  20. Star 69 
  21. Let Me In 
  22. Everybody Hurts 
  23. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) 
  24. Pop Song 89 
  25. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 

Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins is an unapologetic music nerd who has been making mix tapes since she was 7. She enjoys the company of stray dogs and stray humans. Music is by far one of the greatest things that has ever happened to her but her favorite sound is... Read more

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