R.E.M. Announce ‘Up’ 25th Anniversary Edition

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R.E.M. have announced that the 25th anniversary edition of ‘Up’ will be released on November 10th.

The newly remastered album will have 11 unreleased songs. The first single, ‘Daysleeper’, now available to stream, is part of a collection of songs from their Party of Five performance, an intimate concert in L.A. ‘Daysleeper’ is full of twangy arpeggiated guitar and a belting chorus about the isolation of a night-shift worker and was a Top 10 hit in both Canada and the U.K.   

‘Up’ will be released via Craft Recordings. It was a number two bestseller in the U.K. and Canada and spent 16 weeks on the Billboard 200. Singer Micheal Stripe recalled recording the album and stated that it was their most intimate time in years: “The growing pains of becoming a three-piece were really evident throughout the entire making of the record, and it left three best friends very distant from each other as creative partners, but we managed to hold it together…”

The expanded reissue is available on 2-CD or 2-LP on 180-gram vinyl and a limited-edition Green Marble vinyl. R.E.M. has also stated that a Blu-Ray edition will be available, offering the unreleased set of Party of Five, including their hit songs such as ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘Losing My Religion’.

‘Up’ 25th Anniversary Edition will be released on November 10th.

Words: Amelie Grice