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R.E.M. at the BBC (8-CD/1-DVD Box Set)

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R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.

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Disc 1 – Sessions

Into The Night, BBC Radio 1, 13 March 1991

  1. World Leader Pretend
  2. Fretless
  3. Half A World Away
  4. Radio Song
  5. Losing My Religion
  6. Love Is All Around

John Peel Studio Session, 25 October 1998

  1. Walk Unafraid
  2. Daysleeper
  3. Lotus
  4. At My Most Beautiful

Mark and Lard, BBC Radio 1, 15 October 2003

  1. Bad Day
  2. Orange Crush

Drivetime, BBC Radio 2, 15 October 2003

  1. Man On The Moon
  2. Imitation Of Life

Radio 1 Live Lounge, 26 March 2008

  1. Supernatural Superserious
  2. Munich

Disc 2 – Sessions

BBC Radio 1 Session, 25 October 1998

  1. Introduction
  2. Losing My Religion
  3. New Test Leper
  4. Lotus
  5. Parakeet
  6. Electrolite 
  7. Perfect Circle
  8. The Apologist
  9. Daysleeper
  10. Country Feedback
  11. At My Most Beautiful
  12. Walk Unafraid
  13. Man On The Moon

Disc 3 – Live Broadcasts

Rock City, Nottingham, 21 November 1984

  1. Second Guessing
  2. Hyena
  3. Talk About The Passion
  4. West Of The Fields
  5. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
  6. Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  7. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  8. Old Man Kensey
  9. Gardening At Night
  10. 9-9/Hey Diddle Diddle/Feeling Gravitys Pull
  11. Windout
  12. Driver 8
  13. Pretty Persuasion
  14. Radio Free Europe
  15. Wendell Gee
  16. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)

Disc 4 – Live Broadcasts

Milton Keynes, 30 July 1995

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Crush With Eyeliner
  3. Drive
  4. Turn You Inside Out
  5. Try Not To Breathe
  6. I Took Your Name
  7. Undertow
  8. Bang And Blame
  9. I Don’t Sleep I Dream
  10. Strange Currencies
  11. Revolution
  12. Tongue

Disc 5 – Live Broadcasts

Milton Keynes, 30 July 1995

  1. Man On The Moon
  2. Country Feedback
  3. Half A World Away
  4. Losing My Religion
  5. Pop Song 89
  6. Finest Worksong
  7. Get Up
  8. Star 69
  9. Let Me In
  10. Everybody Hurts 
  11. Fall On Me 
  12. Departure
  13. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Disc 6 – Live Broadcasts

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival, 25 June 1999

  1. Lotus
  2. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
  3. So Fast, So Numb
  4. The Apologist
  5. Fall On Me
  6. Daysleeper
  7. The Wake-Up Bomb
  8. The One I Love
  9. Sweetness Follows
  10. At My Most Beautiful

Disc 7 – Live Broadcasts

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival, 25 June 1999

  1. Losing My Religion
  2. Everybody Hurts
  3. Walk Unafraid
  4. Star 69
  5. Finest Worksong
  6. Man On The Moon
  7. Why Not Smile
  8. Crush With Eyeliner
  9. Tongue
  10. Cuyahoga
  11. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Disc 8 – Live Broadcasts

St. James’ Church, London Radio 2, 15 September 2004

  1. Intro
  2. So Fast, So Numb 
  3. Boy In The Well 
  4. I Wanted To Be Wrong
  5. E-Bow The Letter (with Thom Yorke) 
  6. Around The Sun
  7. Aftermath 
  8. Losing My Religion
  9. Walk Unafraid
  10. Leaving New York
  11. Imitation Of Life
  12. Man On The Moon

Disc 9 (DVD) - Television Broadcasts

Accelerating Backwards

  • Moon River
  • Pretty Persuasion
  • Pop Song 89
  • Orange Crush
  • Losing My Religion
  • Half A World Away
  • Crush With Eyeliner
  • Man On The Moon
  • Daysleeper
  • Imitation Of Life
  • So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  • All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
  • Leaving New York 

Later… with Jools Holland Presents R.E.M.

  • Intro
  • Losing My Religion
  • Lotus
  • New Test Leper
  • Daysleeper
  • Electrolite
  • At My Most Beautiful
  • The Apologist
  • Country Feedback
  • Parakeet
  • So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Man On The Moon
  • The Passenger

Bonus Videos

  • I’ve Been High
  • Nightswimming
  • Bad Day

• 8-CD/1-DVD compendium of live broadcasts, TV appearances, and in-studio sessions from the BBC archives
• Includes live versions of some of the band’s most enduring hit singles, including “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “The One I Love,” “Man on the Moon” and many more 
• DVD includes a rare, hour-long BBC documentary Accelerating Backwards, a 60 minute Later... with Jools Holland performance and more
• Includes performances from Radio 1's Peel Sessions, Live Lounge and Into the Night, as well as live broadcasts from Nottingham Rock City (1984), Milton Keynes' The National Bowl (1995) and Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage (1999)

Details

R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.

Questions?
Read our Store FAQ or Contact Us

Tracklist

Disc 1 – Sessions

Into The Night, BBC Radio 1, 13 March 1991

  1. World Leader Pretend
  2. Fretless
  3. Half A World Away
  4. Radio Song
  5. Losing My Religion
  6. Love Is All Around

John Peel Studio Session, 25 October 1998

  1. Walk Unafraid
  2. Daysleeper
  3. Lotus
  4. At My Most Beautiful

Mark and Lard, BBC Radio 1, 15 October 2003

  1. Bad Day
  2. Orange Crush

Drivetime, BBC Radio 2, 15 October 2003

  1. Man On The Moon
  2. Imitation Of Life

Radio 1 Live Lounge, 26 March 2008

  1. Supernatural Superserious
  2. Munich

Disc 2 – Sessions

BBC Radio 1 Session, 25 October 1998

  1. Introduction
  2. Losing My Religion
  3. New Test Leper
  4. Lotus
  5. Parakeet
  6. Electrolite 
  7. Perfect Circle
  8. The Apologist
  9. Daysleeper
  10. Country Feedback
  11. At My Most Beautiful
  12. Walk Unafraid
  13. Man On The Moon

Disc 3 – Live Broadcasts

Rock City, Nottingham, 21 November 1984

  1. Second Guessing
  2. Hyena
  3. Talk About The Passion
  4. West Of The Fields
  5. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
  6. Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  7. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  8. Old Man Kensey
  9. Gardening At Night
  10. 9-9/Hey Diddle Diddle/Feeling Gravitys Pull
  11. Windout
  12. Driver 8
  13. Pretty Persuasion
  14. Radio Free Europe
  15. Wendell Gee
  16. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)

Disc 4 – Live Broadcasts

Milton Keynes, 30 July 1995

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Crush With Eyeliner
  3. Drive
  4. Turn You Inside Out
  5. Try Not To Breathe
  6. I Took Your Name
  7. Undertow
  8. Bang And Blame
  9. I Don’t Sleep I Dream
  10. Strange Currencies
  11. Revolution
  12. Tongue

Disc 5 – Live Broadcasts

Milton Keynes, 30 July 1995

  1. Man On The Moon
  2. Country Feedback
  3. Half A World Away
  4. Losing My Religion
  5. Pop Song 89
  6. Finest Worksong
  7. Get Up
  8. Star 69
  9. Let Me In
  10. Everybody Hurts 
  11. Fall On Me 
  12. Departure
  13. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Disc 6 – Live Broadcasts

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival, 25 June 1999

  1. Lotus
  2. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
  3. So Fast, So Numb
  4. The Apologist
  5. Fall On Me
  6. Daysleeper
  7. The Wake-Up Bomb
  8. The One I Love
  9. Sweetness Follows
  10. At My Most Beautiful

Disc 7 – Live Broadcasts

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival, 25 June 1999

  1. Losing My Religion
  2. Everybody Hurts
  3. Walk Unafraid
  4. Star 69
  5. Finest Worksong
  6. Man On The Moon
  7. Why Not Smile
  8. Crush With Eyeliner
  9. Tongue
  10. Cuyahoga
  11. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Disc 8 – Live Broadcasts

St. James’ Church, London Radio 2, 15 September 2004

  1. Intro
  2. So Fast, So Numb 
  3. Boy In The Well 
  4. I Wanted To Be Wrong
  5. E-Bow The Letter (with Thom Yorke) 
  6. Around The Sun
  7. Aftermath 
  8. Losing My Religion
  9. Walk Unafraid
  10. Leaving New York
  11. Imitation Of Life
  12. Man On The Moon

Disc 9 (DVD) - Television Broadcasts

Accelerating Backwards

  • Moon River
  • Pretty Persuasion
  • Pop Song 89
  • Orange Crush
  • Losing My Religion
  • Half A World Away
  • Crush With Eyeliner
  • Man On The Moon
  • Daysleeper
  • Imitation Of Life
  • So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  • All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
  • Leaving New York 

Later… with Jools Holland Presents R.E.M.

  • Intro
  • Losing My Religion
  • Lotus
  • New Test Leper
  • Daysleeper
  • Electrolite
  • At My Most Beautiful
  • The Apologist
  • Country Feedback
  • Parakeet
  • So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Man On The Moon
  • The Passenger

Bonus Videos

  • I’ve Been High
  • Nightswimming
  • Bad Day

Features

• 8-CD/1-DVD compendium of live broadcasts, TV appearances, and in-studio sessions from the BBC archives
• Includes live versions of some of the band’s most enduring hit singles, including “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “The One I Love,” “Man on the Moon” and many more 
• DVD includes a rare, hour-long BBC documentary Accelerating Backwards, a 60 minute Later... with Jools Holland performance and more
• Includes performances from Radio 1's Peel Sessions, Live Lounge and Into the Night, as well as live broadcasts from Nottingham Rock City (1984), Milton Keynes' The National Bowl (1995) and Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage (1999)