Their 12th annual present to fans was recorded at last year's Bridge School Benefit. with Mr Young joining them...

Neil Young is to appear on the 12th annual fan-club only single by R.E.M.

The special Christmas release consists of an acoustic version of ‘Country Feedback’ which includes a solo from Young. This is backed by REM’s version of Young‘s ‘Ambulance Blues’.

Both tracks are taken from REM’s performance at last year’s Bridge School Benefit, a concert held in aid of a Californian school for severely disabled children of which Young is a long time supporter.

To join the band’s fan club, write to REM Fan Club, PO Box 8032, Athens, GA 30603.