The legends that are R.E.M. are celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Up” with a special reissue of the bestselling 1998 album, slated for release November 10th.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s album gave us “Daysleeper,” “Lotus,” “At My Most Beautiful,” and “Suspicion,” and is newly remastered and expanded for this special anniversary.
The Deluxe 2-CD/1 Blu-Ray edition includes the previously unreleased, 11-song set from their 1999 guest appearance on “Party of Five,” which features “Man on the Moon,” “Losing My Religion,” and “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine).”
The Blu-ray offers HD music videos “Daysleeper,” “Lotus” and “At My Most Beautiful”, a six-song performance from the era, and hi-resolution and 5.1 surround sound audio.
Inside the 32-page hardcover book, you will find liner notes featuring new interviews with the band members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Bill Berry, and Mike Mills.
The expanded reissue – which includes the album and the “Party of Five” performance – is also available in 2-CD, digital and hi-res configurations, or 14-track, 2-LP album.
A limited-edition pressing on Green Marble vinyl is also available exclusively at R.E.M.’s official store.
You don’t have to wait until November for the remastered version of “Daysleeper,” or the band’s never-before-released performance of the song from the “Party of Five” taping as they are available online now.
Even though the ‘90s feel like 10 years ago, it really is time to celebrate 25 years. While they may have disbanded in 2011, you never know what is ahead for R.E.M. Maybe celebrating will draw them back on the road again…