R.E.M. Announces Lifes Rich Pageant 25th Anniversary Edition

Deluxe Edition Includes Loads of Extras, But Still No Apostrophe

May 04, 2011 Bookmark and Share


R.E.M.'s fourth studio album Lifes Rich Pageant has been remastered, repackaged, and given a second disc of unreleased demos in preparation for its 25th anniversary edition reissue due July 12 on Capitol/IRS. The disc, long a fan favorite, found the band going in a crisper, more rocking direction with producer Don Gehman (John Mellencamp), as opposed to the murky approach favored by Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, The Fairport Convention) on its predecessor, Fables of the Reconstruction.

The album, in addition to the double CD set featuring a lift top box including four postcards and a poster, will also be available in remastered 180 gram vinyl format with a faithfully replicated packaging format. We have the full tracklisting below for the CD format. The vinyl consists solely of the original album.

Disc One: digitally remastered original album

1. Begin the Begin

2. These Days

3. Fall on Me

4. Cuyahoga

5. Hyena

6. Underneath the Bunker

7. The Flowers of Guatemala

8. I Believe

9. What If We Give It Away?

10. Just a Touch

11. Swan Swan H

12. Superman

  Disc Two: The Athens Demos - all previously unreleased
(Recorded March 1986 at John Keane's Studio, Athens GA)

1. Fall on Me

2. Hyena

3. March Song (King of Birds)

4. These Days

5. Bad Day

6. Salsa (Underneath the Bunker)

7. Swan Swan H

8. Flowers of Guatemala

9. Begin the Begin

10. Cuyahoga

11. I Believe

12. Out of Tune

13. Rotary Ten

14. Two Steps Onward

15. Just a Touch

16. Mystery To Me

17. Wait

18. All the Right Friends

19. Get on Their Way (What If We Give It Away)

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