R.E.M. released their seminal hit “Losing My Religion,” off of their album Out Of Time, in 1991. A deluxe 25th anniversary edition of the album will be out soon, and its artwork (pictured above) was revealed today. Here’s what Michael Stipe had to say about the redesign:
I wanted a dramatic change in the artwork to indicate the difference between this release and the original. It will look beautiful on a shelf.
The collection’s “Demo 2″ of “Losing My Religion” has been floating around the web for awhile, but a high-quality version was officially released today. Listen to the song and check out the Out Of Time deluxe edition packaging below.
"Losing My Religion" lyric sheet from performance on the steps of the Clarke County courthouse Oct. 22, 2000 (date in Michael's script) pic.twitter.com/VNEMdrMRuj
— R.E.M. HQ (@remhq) October 15, 2016
The Out Of Time 25th Anniversary reissue is out 11/18 via Concord Bicycle.