March 18, 2014 11:02

REM to release two 'Unplugged' concerts for Record Store Day

The band split in 2011

REM to release two 'Unplugged' concerts for Record Store Day

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REM will release two 'Unplugged' concerts for this years' Record Store Day.

The band, who announced their split after 31 years in the music industry back in 2011, will put out 'Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions' on April 19, Rolling Stone reports.

The band were the only group to headline the MTV live show twice. The release will feature complete versions of both shows along with 11 previously unaired tracks. The four-LP set will initially be available on vinyl for Record Store Day before CD and digital versions will be put out on May 20.

The 11 unaired tracks consist of five from 1991 set and six from the 2001 show.

REM formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980. Announcing their split, they wrote on their website: "To our Fans and Friends: As REM, and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

Last year, the band's bassist Mike Mills told Rolling Stone that the band wouldn't be getting back together for a reunion. "We said we're done and we're done," he said. "If we honestly thought there was a chance of a reunion tour, we might have said so at the time."

The 'REM Unplugged' tracklisting is as follows:

'1991 Unplugged'
Side One
'Half A World Away'
'Disturbance At The Heron House'
'Radio Song'
'Low'


Side Two
'Perfect Circle'
'Fall On Me'
'Belong'
'Love Is All Around'


Side Three
'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'
'Losing My Religion'
'Pop Song 89'
'Endgame'


Side Four
'Fretless'
'Swan Swan H'
'Rotary 11'
'Get Up'
'World Leader Pretend'


'2001 Unplugged'
Side Five
'All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)'
'Electrolite'
'At My Most Beautiful'
'Daysleeper'


Side Six
'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)'
'Losing My Religion'
'Country Feedback'
'Cuyahoga'


Side Seven
'Imitation of Life'
'Find the River'
'The One I Love'
'Disappear'


Side Eight
'Beat A Drum'
'I've Been High'
'I'll Take the Rain'
'Sad Professor'


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