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R.E.M. to release extensive 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of GREEN, fan contest launched…

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25 years ago, R.E.M. released GREEN, the album that launched singles like “Stand,” “Pop Song 89,” and “Orange Crush” – songs that would establish the band to a worldwide audience as part of their major label debut release for Warner Bros. Records. To celebrate a quarter century of GREEN, Rhino is releasing a two-disc deluxe edition that features the remastered original album accompanied by a disc of live performances taken from “the penultimate show of R.E.M.’s 130-date Green World Tour.” All 21 songs were recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 10, 1989, just miles from where Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry had their very first recording session at Mitch Easter’s Drive In Studio in Winston-Salem. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below…



Disc One – Original Album
1. “Pop Song 89”
2. “Get Up”
3. “You Are The Everything”
4. “Stand”
5. “World Leader Pretend”
6. “The Wrong Child”
7. “Orange Crush”
8. “Turn You Inside Out”
9. “Hairshirt”
10. “I Remember California”
11. “Untitled”

Disc Two – Live In Greensboro 1989
1. “Stand”
2. “The One I Love”
3. “Turn You Inside Out”
4. “Belong”
5. “Exhuming McCarthy”
6. “Good Advices”
7. “Orange Crush”
8. “Cuyahoga”
9. “These Days”
10. “World Leader Pretend”
11. “I Believe”
12. “Get Up”
13. “Life And How To Live It”
14. “Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
15. “Pop Song 89”
16. “Fall On Me”
17. “You Are The Everything”
18. “Begin The Begin”
19. “Low”
20. “Finest Worksong”
21. “Perfect Circle”

LIVE IN GREENSBORO EP (released last month as a Record Store Day Exclusive)

1. “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
2. “Feeling Gravitys Pull”
3. “Strange”
4. “King of Birds”
5. “I Remember California”

Additionally, R.E.M. has launched a fan contest on their official Facebook page. Share your favorite R.E.M. concert memory for a chance at a GREEN prize pack. One lucky commenter will receive a Green-themed R.E.M. merchandise package for submitting an R.E.M. concert memory. The gift package will be straight from the vaults and mists of time and will relate to the record, tour and reissue of GREEN, c. 1988/1989.

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