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R.E.M. Release Animated GIF Album Cover For First-Ever Definitive Greatest Hits Album, Due From Warner Bros. Records on November 15th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 6, 2011


40-Song Retrospective — R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 — Includes Tracks From Both the IRS and Warner Years Plus Three Brand-New Songs


Album Trailer Premieres On R.E.M. Website Today


 R.E.M. shocked the world with the news that they had decided to “call it a day as a band” via a statement on their website, and the beloved band announced that they will release their final album, R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011, on Warner Bros. Records on November 15th, 2011. The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective that for the first time ever collects songs from R.E.M.’s entire back catalog, including the band’s early years on the IRS label in addition to their Warner Bros. Records catalog, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon here.


The greatest hits album trailer premiered today on the official R.E.M. website and can be seen here. R.E.M. have led the way musically for nearly 30 years, and with this final release they also usher in a new era of album artwork by releasing an animated GIF album cover for their greatest hits collection.


R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 album trailer:

R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 animated album cover:


R.E.M. formed in 1980 when singer Michael Stipe met guitarist Peter Buck in an Athens, GA, record store where Buck worked. After recruiting bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry, R.E.M. released its first single, “Radio Free Europe,” in 1981, followed by 1982’s Chronic Town EP. Widely credited with inventing the college-rock genre, R.E.M. became the most influential American alternative rock band in history — inspiring such artists as Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nirvana, and Radiohead — for achieving multi-platinum mainstream success while maintaining their distinct identity. Over the course of its career, the band has released 15 studio albums and has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide.


R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 features three new songs that R.E.M. finished after they completed their last album, Collapse Into Now: the single “We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” which goes to radio and will be available for sale on October 18th, “A Month of Saturdays,” and “Hallelujah.” All three songs were recorded over the summer in Athens with Accelerate and Collapse Into Now producer, the estimable Jacknife Lee. The band came roaring back with those two albums in the last two years, achieving some of the best reviews of their career and enabling them to go out at the top of their game.


The track-listing for R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 is as follows:


Disc 1:
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
Sitting Still
So. Central Rain
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
Finest Worksong
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Pop Song 89
Get Up
Orange Crush
Losing My Religion
Country Feedback
Shiny Happy People


Disc 2:
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Everybody Hurts
Man On The Moon
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Bad Day
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Supernatural Superserious
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong


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