R.E.M. Announce 25th Anniversary Out Of Time Deluxe Reissue

It’s hard to believe R.E.M.’s Out Of Time is turning 25 this year because you heard R.E.M. in so many other bands throughout the ’90s and even the early aughts. But here we are a quarter of a century later and R.E.M. are celebrating arguably their most important record with a 25th anniversary reissue this winter.

The reissue will be released in three different formats. The two-CD set will feature a remastered version of the original album along with early demo versions of every album track, demos for two B-sides not included on the original album, and a previously unreleased song. The three-LP set will include remastered vinyls of the original album and the early demo versions of every track. The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will include four discs featuring the remastered album, demos, live recordings from the band’s 1991 performance at Mountain Stage, and a Blu-Ray with all of the music videos from the album and an electronic press kit called Time Piece that features in-studio footage of the original recordings in progress, rare performances and more. All versions will have liner notes by Annie Zaleski with interview from all four band members and producers Scott Litt and John Keane.

The demos on the album give a rare glimpse at the band’s creative process with early versions of “Losing My Religion,” “Texarkana” with different lyrics, and “Radio Song” with drummer Bill Berry on lead vocals for a verse instead of Michael Stipe.

Check out the full album details below for each version of the issue.

Out Of Time 25th Anniversary Reissue 2-CD set:

Disc 1

01 “Radio Song”
02 “Losing My Religion”
03 “Low”
04 “Near Wild Heaven”
05 “Endgame”
06 “Shiny Happy People”
07 “Belong”
08 “Half A World Away”
09 “Texarkana”
10 “Country Feedback”
11 “Me In Honey”

Disc 2

01 “Losing My Religion 1″ (demo)
02 “Near Wild Heaven 1″ (demo)
03 “Shiny Happy People 1″ (demo)
04 “Texarkana 1″ (demo)
05 Untitled Demo 2
06 “Radio” – Acoustic (“Radio Song 1″ demo)
07 “Near Wild Heaven 2″ (demo)
08 “Shiny Happy People 2″ (demo)
09 “Slow Sad Rocker” (Endgame demo)
10 “Radio” – Band (“Radio Song 3″ demo)
11 “Losing My Religion 2″ (demo)
12 “Belong” (demo)
13 “Blackbirds” (“Half A World Away” demo)
14 “Texarkana” (demo)
15 “Country Feedback” (demo)
16 “Me On Keyboard” (“Me In Honey” demo)
17 “Low” (demo)
18 “40 Sec.” (“40 Second Song” demo)
19 “Fretless 1″ (demo)

Out Of Time 25th Anniversary Reissue 3-LP Set:

LP 1

Time Side (Side 1)
01 “Radio Song”
02 “Losing My Religion”
03 “Low”
04 “Near Wild Heaven”
05 “Endgame”

Memory Side (Side 2)
01 “Shiny Happy People”
02 “Belong”
03 “Half A World Away”
04 “Texarkana”
05 “Country Feedback”
06 “Me In Honey”

LP 2

Side 1
01 “Losing My Religion 1″ (demo)
02 “Near Wild Heaven 1″ (demo)
03 “Shiny Happy People 1″ (demo)
04 “Texarkana 1″ (demo)
05 “Untitled Demo 2″

Side 2
01 “Radio” – Acoustic (“Radio Song 1″ demo)
02 “Near Wild Heaven 2″ (demo)
03 “Shiny Happy People 2″ (demo)
04 “Slow Sad Rocker” (“Endgame” demo)

LP 3

Side 1
01 “Radio” – Band (“Radio Song 3″ demo)
02 “Losing My Religion 2″ (demo)
03 “Belong” (demo)
04 “Blackbirds” (“Half A World Away” demo)
05 “Texarkana” (demo)

Side 2
01 “Country Feedback” (demo)
02 “Me On Keyboard” (“Me In Honey” demo)
03 “Low” (demo)
04 “40 Sec.” (“40 Second Song” demo)
05 “Fretless 1″ (demo)

Out Of Time – 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 4-Disc Set

Disc 1
01 “Radio Song”
02 “Losing My Religion”
03 “Low”
04 “Near Wild Heaven”
05 “Endgame”
06 “Shiny Happy People”
07 “Belong”
08 “Half A World Away”
09 “Texarkana”
10 “Country Feedback”
11. “Me In Honey”

DISC 2
01. “Losing My Religion 1″ (demo)
02. “Near Wild Heaven 1″ (demo)
03. “Shiny Happy People 1″ (demo)
04. “Texarkana 1″ (demo)
05. “Untitled Demo” 2
06. “Radio” – Acoustic (“Radio Song 1″ demo)
07. “Near Wild Heaven 2″ (demo)
08. “Shiny Happy People 2″ (demo)
09. “Slow Sad Rocker” (“Endgame” demo)
10. “Radio” – Band (“Radio Song 3″ demo)
11. “Losing My Religion 2″ (demo)
12. “Belong” (demo)
13. “Blackbirds” (“Half A World Away” demo)
14. “Texarkana” (demo)
15. “Country Feedback” (demo)
16. “Me On Keyboard” (“Me In Honey” demo)
17. “Low” (demo)
18. “40 Sec.” (“40 Second Song” demo)
19. “Fretless 1″ (demo)

Disc 3 (Live At Mountain Stage)

01. “Introduction”
02. “World Leader Pretend”
03. “Radio Song”
04. “Fall On Me”
05. “It’s the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
06. “Half A World Away”
07. “Belong”
08. “Love Is All Around”
09. “Losing My Religion”
10. “Dallas”
11. “Radio Song”
12. “Disturbance At The Heron House”
13. “Low”
14. “Sawn Swan H”
15. “Pop Song 89″

Disc 4 (Blu-Ray)

“Radio Song” (music video)
“Losing My Religion” (music video)
“Low” (music video)
“Near Wild Heaven” (music video)
“Shiny Happy People” (music video)
“Belong” (music video)
“Half A World Away” (music video)
“Country Feedback” (music video)
“Time Piece” (electronic press kit)

The Out Of Time 25th Anniversary reissue is out 11/18 via Concord Bicycle. Pre-order the 4-disc set here, the 3-LP set here, the 2-CD set here, and a digital version here.

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