The band spruce up their back catalogue....


are to release expanded versions of their entire WARNER BROS catalogue next year.

Each album, from 1988’s ‘Green’ to the recently-released ‘Around The Sun’, will be reissued on February 14 as a two-disc set including the original album and a bonus DVD featuring the record remixed in 5.1 surround sound, as well as unreleased documentary and video footage.

According to Rolling Stone, typical of the bonus material is the extra disc for 1991’s ‘Out Of Time’, which includes the unreleased documentary ‘Time Piece’, a blend of band member interviews and commentary on songs from the album, which was REM’s first US and UK chart-topper.

REM are currently touring North America, and begin their European jaunt in Lisbon on January 7.

The group release a new single, ‘Aftermath’, on Monday (November 29).