Record Store Day gets R.E.M. 'Unplugged' release

(USA TODAY) R.E.M.'s two appearances on MTV'sUnpluggedwill be made available as a four-LP vinyl set for Record Store Day, April 19.

The band appeared twice on the series, in 1991 and in 2001, the only group to do so. Rhino RecordsUnplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessionswill include every performance from the original broadcasts, as well as 11 songs that never aired.

The first set features material from the then-currentOut of Timealbum, including R.E.M.'s biggest hit,Losing My Religion. By 2001, drummer Bill Berry had left the band. That show featured music from eight different albums, including 2001'sReveal. The six unreleased performances from that show include a reworking of the group's 1987 singleThe One I Love.

The set will be released digitally and on CD May 20.

On the day of release, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills will sign copies of theUnpluggedset at Bullmoose record store in Scarborough, Me.

Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessionstrack listing:

1991 Unplugged
Side One

  1. Half a World Away
  2. Disturbance at the Heron House
  3. Radio Song
  4. Low

Side Two

  1. Perfect Circle
  2. Fall on Me
  3. Belong
  4. Love Is All Around

Side Three

  1. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
  2. Losing My Religion
  3. Pop Song 89
  4. Endgame

Side Four

  1. Fretless(not included in original TV broadcast)
  2. Swan Swan H(not included in original TV broadcast)
  3. Rotary 11(not included in original TV broadcast)
  4. Get Up(not included in original TV broadcast)
  5. World Leader Pretend(not included in original TV broadcast)

2001 Unplugged

Side Five

  1. All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)
  2. Electrolite
  3. At My Most Beautiful
  4. Daysleeper

Side Six

  1. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
  2. Losing My Religion
  3. Country Feedback
  4. Cuyahoga

Side Seven

  1. Imitation of Life
  2. Find the River
  3. The One I Love(not included in original TV broadcast)
  4. Disappear(not included in original TV broadcast)

Side Eight

  1. Beat a Drum(not included in original TV broadcast)
  2. I've Been High(not included in original TV broadcast)
  3. I'll Take the Rain(not included in original TV broadcast)
  4. Sad Professor(not included in original TV broadcast)

By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY


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