News

R.E.M. releases remastered catalog

R.E.M. releases remastered catalog

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN:In this 1994 photo, R.E.M., from left, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry, and Peter Buck are shown when they released their new album "Monster." The band announced in 2011 that they had broken up. Photo: Associated Press

Rockers R.E.M. have released remastered versions of their entire back catalogue of hits, album tracks and rarities as part of a new iTunes package for fans to download.

The disbanded group has made versions of its “I.R.S.” studio albums, Warner Bros. albums, and two rarities collections available to fans online, three years after splitting up.

The band’s “Complete I.R.S. Studio Albums” package is comprised of six studio albums, including R.E.M.’s debut EP “Chronic Town” and the critically acclaimed albums “Murmur,” “Reckoning” and “Fables of The Reconstruction.”

“The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Albums, Vol. 1″ package features the five hit albums the band released between 1988 and 2011, and “Complete Rarities – I.R.S. 1982-1987″ includes 25 hard-to-find tracks, including B-sides, soundtrack material and cover versions of tunes like Roger Miller’s “King of the Road” and the Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes.”

“The Complete Rarities – Warner Bros. 1988-2011″ package features 131 tracks that span more than two decades. Highlights include non-album tracks, live performances from legendary U.K. festival Glastonbury and comedy show “Saturday Night Live,” and covers of songs by Syd Barrett and Leonard Cohen.

The new iTunes packages also include R.E.M.’s “Unplugged” performances from 1991 and 2001, featuring 11 songs that never aired on MTV.

Latest News

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Creigh Deeds Wants Another Term

Deeds Creigh 92912 CC

Creigh Deeds (D- Bath County) is asking voters to give him another term in the State Senate.

in Albemarle County, Local

Broomley Bridge Replaced Beginning May 11

VDOT Taffic

The bridge over the railroad tracks on Broomley Road in Ivy will be replaced beginning next week.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

AG Opinion On Abortion Clinics

Herring Mark 90912 CC

Attorney General Mark Herring has issued an opinion saying that new strict building standards should not be applied retroactively to existing abortion clinics.

in Charlottesville City, Local

Blenheim Avenue Burglary Suspect Arrested

Jackson David Ervin 050415

City Police have accused a man of breaking into a residence on Blenheim Avenue.

in Local

Two Guns Found At Washington Airports

TSA Gun Seized At Dulles 45 Caliber 050315 (sent to us)

The TSA says a man and a woman were caught with guns at two airports in the Washington area.