The recording of the REM concert at the Greensboro Coliseum on 10th November 1989 promoting the Green album is available as:
- All but five of the songs are on CD2 in the 25th Anniversary release of Green and the remaining tracks can be bought on the Live In Greensboro EP; or
- All 26 songs are available if you buy the digital version of the Green 25th anniversary album from Amazon or iTunes. This includes the Autorip of the CD version from Amazon.
It’s a bit confusing but it’s worth seeking out because we’re short of prime time REM live albums. This captured the band as they moved to the major label and just before the top selling albums Out of Time and Automatic For The People.
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Review of REM Live Greensboro Coliseum 1989
- Stand – 3:00 (originally on the studio album Green)
- The One I Love – 3:17 (Document)
- So. Central Rain – 3:40 (Reckoning)
- Turn You Inside-Out – 4:09 (Green)
- Belong – 4:09 (preview of a song to appear on Out Of Time)
- Exhuming McCarthy – 3:13 (Document)
- Good Advices – 3:10 (Fables Of The Reconstruction)
- Orange Crush – 3:37 (Green)
- Feeling Gravitys Pull – 6:19 (Fables Of The Reconstruction)
- Cuyahoga – 4:10 (Lifes Rich Pageant)
- These Days – 3:36 (Lifes Rich Pageant)
- World Leader Pretend – 4:12 (Green)
- I Believe – 4:11 (Lifes Rich Pageant)
- I Remember California – 5:23 (Green)
- Get Up – 2:34 (Green)
- Life And How To Live It – 4:23 (Fables Of The Reconstruction)
- It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – 4:32 (Document)
- Pop Song 89 – 3:09 (Green)
- Fall On Me – 2:55 (Lifes Rich Pageant)
- You Are The Everything – 4:29 (Green)
- Begin The Begin – 3:37 (Lifes Rich Pageant)
- King Of Birds – 5:09 (Document)
- Strange – 2:44 (Document)
- Low – 5:18 (Out Of Time)
- Finest Worksong – 3:43 (Document)
- Perfect Circle – 4:08 (Murmur)
Eight songs from Green, six from Document, five from Lifes Rich Pageant, three from Fables Of Reconstruction, one from Reckoning, one from Murmur and two songs that would appear on the future Out Of Time album make this a very nicely balanced set.
Personally it is missing a few of a my favourite early REM songs like Radio Free Europe, Talk About The Passion and Rockville but that’s a minor gripe.
What Other People Say
You can hear 30 second samples of each of the songs at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. I recommend that you do it before buying.
Buying Green And The 1989 Greensboro Coliseum Live Recording
You can get this live album from:
- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
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