R.E.M. boxset release for 25th anniversary of album “Monster”

By Matthew Brooks

The music continues for the quintessential band of the 80s and 90s, R.E.M. Not even an amicable breakup in 2011 can stop the rock.

The band’s producer, Scott Litt, compiled a box set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band’s “Monster” album.

The box set contains new mixes of the 1994 LP on six discs.

The producer included “unheard demos and an unreleased live recording,” according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

“Monster” originally debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. The album was led by “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”

The band found an original sound with unique twists. This led critics to call the work glam rock, punk rock, grunge and alternative rock.

The box set will be released on Nov. 1. For the audiophile, a double-vinyl edition will also be available.

The full track listing of the 25th Anniversary Edition of “Monster” is below.

Disc 1: Original Album
1. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
2. “Crush With Eyeliner”
3. “King of Comedy”
4. “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream”
5. “Star 69Strange Currencies”
6. “Strange Currencies”
7. “Tongue”
8. “Bang and Blame”
9. “I Took Your Name”
10. “Let Me In”
11. “Circus Envy”
12. “You”

Disc 2: Unreleased Demos
1. “Pete’s Hit”
2. “Uptempo Mo Distortion”
3. “Uptempo Ricky”
4. “Harlan County with Whistling”
5. “Lost Song”
6. “AM Boo”
7. “Mike’s Gtr”
8. “Sputnik 1 Remix”
9. “Black Sky 4-14”
10. “Revolution 4-21”
11. “Rocker with vocal”
12. “Time Is On Mike’s Side”
13. “1Experiment 4-28 no vocal”
14. “Highland Fling 4-29”
15. “Cranky 4-29”

Disc 3: Scott Litt’s 2019 Remix
1. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
2. “Crush With Eyeliner”
3. “King Of Comedy”
4. “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream”
5. “Star 69”
6. “Strange Currencies”
7. “Tongue”
8. “Bang And Blame”
9. “I Took Your Name”
10. “Let Me In”
11. “Circus Envy”
12. “You”

Disc 4: Live in Chicago — June 3, 1995 (Part 1)
1. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
2. “Circus Envy”
3. “Crush With Eyeliner”
4. “Near Wild Heaven”
5. “Welcome To The Occupation”
6. “Undertow”
7. “I Took Your Name”
8. “Strange Currencies”
9. “Me In Honey”
10. “Revolution”
11. “Tongue”
12. “Man On The Moon”
13. “Country Feedback”
14. “Monty Got A Raw Deal”

Disc 5: Live in Chicago — June 3, 1995 (Part 2)
1. “Losing My Religion”
2. “You”
3. “Departure”
4. “Orange Crush”
5. “Get Up”
6. “Star 69”
7. “Let Me In”
8. “Everybody Hurts”
9. “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
10. “Pop Song 89”
11. “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

Disc 6: Blu-ray
1. ‘Monster’ (5.1 Surround Sound)
2. ‘Monster’ (Hi-Resolution Audio)
3. “Road Movie” (Concert film)
4. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” (Music video)
5. “Crush With Eyeliner” (Music video)
6. “Star 69” (Music video)
7. “Strange Currencies” (Music video)
8. “Tongue” (Music video)
9. “Bang and Blame” (Music video)

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