This October R.E.M. will release Live At The Olympia, a double-disc set capturing 39 songs from the band’s five-night Dublin stand of “Working Rehearsals” in preparation for their great return to form, Accelerate. The deluxe version includes a DVD film of the shows by Jeremiah and Vincent Moon (who captured the band for a La Blog session and helmed their “Supernatural Superserious” video). From that live footage comes this take of Accelerate’s tone-setting “Living Well Is The Best Revenge,” performed here like a band that already knows which song is going to open their next album.
More info on the release, including a stream of the Dublin performance of “Driver 8,” over at remdublin.com.
R.E.M. Live At The Olympia is out 10/27.
UPDATE: And here’s “Drive”