New R.E.M. Album Revealed!

Relax Fluxblog, it’s another Best Of.

The title says it all. And I Feel Fine: The Best of the I.R.S. Years, 1982-1987. If you listened to college radio at any point in the last twenty five years, you already own these songs. But the collector’s edition has an interesting second disc! It’s chock full of rarities that should tide superfans over until the next incredible R.E.M. album comes out never.

Tracklist after the jump.

DISC 1
1. “Begin the Begin”
2. “Radio Free Europe”
3. “Pretty Persuasion”
4. “Talk About the Passion”
5. “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville”
6. “Sitting Still”
7. “Gardening at Night”
8. “7 Chinese Bros.”
9. “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
10. “Driver 8″
11. “Can’t Get There From Here”
12. “Finest Worksong”
13. “Feeling Gravity’s Pull”
14. “I Believe”
15. “Life and How to Live It”
16. “Cuyahoga”
17. “The One I Love”
18. “Welcome to the Occupation”
19. “Fall On Me”
20. “Perfect Circle”
21. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

DISC 2
1. “Pilgrimage” (Mike’s pick)
2. “These Days” (Bill’s pick)
3. “Gardening at Night” (slower electric demo; previously unreleased)
4. “Radio Free Europe” (Hib-tone version)
5. “Sitting Still” (Hib-tone version)
6. “Life and How to Live It” (Live at the Muzik Centrum, Utrecht, Holland 9/14/87; previously unreleased)
7. “Ages of You” (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
8. “We Walk” (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
9. “1,000,000” (Live at the Paradise, Boston 7/13/83; previously unreleased)
10. “Finest Worksong” (other mix)
11. “Hyena” (demo) (previously unreleased)
12. “Theme from Two Steps Onward” (previously unreleased)
13. “Superman”
14. “All the Right Friends” (previously unreleased; later version released on Vanilla Sky soundtrack)
15. “Mystery to Me” (demo; previously unreleased)
16. “Just a Touch” (live in-studio version; previously unreleased)
17. “Bad Day” (session outtake; previously unreleased)
18. “King of Birds” (last song cut from The Best of…)
19. “Swan Swan H” (live, acoustic from “Athens, GA — Inside Out”)
20. “Disturbance at the Heron House” (Peter’s pick)
21. “Time After Time (annElise)” (Michael’s pick)

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