R.E.M. To Release Remastered ‘Document’ Album

They may have split up last year, but that doesn’t mean R.E.M. is out of the “releasing beautiful music” business.

According to rollingstone.com, the greatest band to come out of Athens, Georgia will release a remastered 25th anniversary of their certified platinum LP Document.

The 1987 album (in case you didn’t want to do the math in your head) included such hit singles as “The One I Love” and “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I feel Fine).”

Back then, the band didn’t know what to expect when the album came out.

Guitarist Peter Buck told Rolling Stone magazine in 1987, “There are a few things on this album that could do well at Top 40 radio, but then I can’t imagine it happening, knowing us. So I don’t know if I have any commercial expectations for this one at all. I assume it will sell some, somebody’s got to buy it.”

And boy did people ever buy it. The LP was the first in a string of platinum albums that would go on to included Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People, Monster, and New Adventures in Hi-Fi.

The remastered version of the album will include a previously unreleased live recording from a September 14th, 1987 show Holland during their Work tour.

You won’t have to wait too much longer to get this album in your hands, the band plans on a September 25th release date.

We all remember the band called it quits in September of 2011, but we still have 30+ years of R.E.M. to keep us busy for awhile.

Including these hits from Document. Enjoy…

Nate Winslow//jackslittlehelper

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