Best of R.E.M. at the BBC 2-LP

The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC (2-LP)

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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.

LP 1 - Best Of BBC Sessions
A1. World Leader Pretend
A2. Radio Song
A3. Losing My Religion (Recorded for Nicky Campbell Session Into The Night on BBC Radio 1)
A4. Lotus
A5. At My Most Beautiful (Recorded for John Peel Session on BBC Radio 1, First broadcast on 25 October 1998)
B1. Bad Day
B2. Orange Crush (Recorded for Mark and Lard on BBC Radio 1, First broadcast on 15 October 2003)
B3. Man On The Moon
B4. Imitation Of Life (Recorded for Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, First broadcast 15 October 2003)
B5. Supernatural Superserious (Recorded for Radio 1 Live Lounge on BBC Radio, First broadcast 26 March 2008)

LP 2 - Best of BBC Live Broadcasts
C1. Driver 8
C2. Radio Free Europe (First broadcast on 21 November 1984 from Rock City, Nottingham)
C3. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
C4. Drive
C5. Half A World Away
C6. Pop Song 89 (First broadcast on 30 July 1995 from Milton Keynes)
D1. Everybody Hurts
D2. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (First broadcast on 25 June 1999 from Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival)
D3. Losing My Religion
D4. Man On The Moon (First broadcast on 15 September 2004 from St. James’s Church, London)

• Includes live versions of some of the band’s most enduring hit singles, including “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “Man on the Moon” and many more
• Double LP, cut at Abbey Road Studios
• 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)