News

Four-album acoustic set coming from R.E.M.

Four-album acoustic set coming from R.E.M.

NEW ALBUM: Michael Stipe of the band R.E.M. performs on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The group is making an unofficial comeback on Record Store Day. Photo: Associated Press/Alastair Grant

R.E.M. are making an unofficial comeback with a special Record Store Day vinyl release of acoustic material.

“Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions” is a four-album collection of all the band’s MTV Unplugged recordings, and features fan favorites that didn’t actually air on television – and were never released.

Tracks include the hits “Radio Song,” “Losing My Religion,” “Pop Song 89,” “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” and “The One I Love” and a cover of The Troggs’ “Love is All Around.”

R.E.M. are the only band to perform on two MTV Unplugged specials – one in 1991 and the other a decade later in 2001.

The split group’s bassist Mike Mills will be signing copies of the new album at the Bull Moose store in Scarborough, Maine On Record Store Day.

The annual Record Store Day was created to give independent stores a boost.

“R.E.M.’s Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions” will be released on CD in May.

The group split in 2011.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Jack White walks off stage, throws first pitch in Detroit

jackwhite

The Detroit native reportedly walked off stage during a performance at the Fox Theatre.

in Viral Videos

Little girl doesn’t want her brother to grow up

Sister Grows Up

Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

in Music

Jimmy Page climbs alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’

jimmypage

A lost version of the hit song will be released as part of the band's remastered "IV" album.

in Music

Beck launches designer glasses with ‘Song Reader’

beck

Beck can add eyewear designer to his resumé.

in Music

Arcade Fire confused by fans’ love for free downloads

Win Butler and Reed Parry of Arcade Fire perform at the 2014 Big Day Out Festival.

Arcade Fire are baffled by the avalanche of online file-sharing because fans will regularly buy expensive coffee but expect to get records for free.