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Live Albums By REM
REM or more correctly R.E.M. are the most successful of the American alternative rock bands who had a legitimate claim to the title of the biggest band in the world in the early 1990s.
Studio Albums By REM
It’s useful to see the timing of the studio albums before looking in detail at the live albums.
1985 Fables of the Reconstruction
1986 Lifes Rich Pageant
1991 Out of Time
1992 Automatic for the People
1996 New Adventures in Hi-Fi
2004 Around the Sun
2011 Collapse into Now
Live Albums By REM
It took a long time for us to see official live recordings of concerts issued by REM but now we are seeing a few live albums and other live recordings offered as bonuses to reissued CDs.
Because this is such a big category and there are so many very good indie and alternative rock live albums, I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.
Because there are so many excellent classic rock live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.
R.E.M. refused to issue a live album for many years until the 2005 recording REM Live was released in October 2007.
Since then, they have authorised several other live albums and started to include live recordings as bonuses in the re-release of their classic studio albums from the 1980s.
We haven’t (yet) had the live greatest hits summary that may appeal to the mainstream but we do have a fascinating record of their transition from alternative rock band to one of the biggest, best-selling rock bands in the world. Continue reading What Is The Best Live Album By REM?
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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