R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi (25th Anniversary Edition) 2CD/1BluRay

R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi (25th Anniversary Edition) 2CD/1BluRay

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RELEASE DATE NOVEMBER 12 2021

2CD + 1Blu-Ray

25th-anniversary edition of R.E.M.’s tenth studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi. First released in 1996, the album was R.E.M.’s last studio recording with founding member Bill Berry who left amicably the following year. As the band’s fifth collaboration with long-time producer Scott Litt (GreenOut of TimeAutomatic for the People and Monster), the album experiments with new sonic textures, filled with cinematic imagery, dissonant notes and haunting effects. The platinum-selling title includes the singles “Electrolite,” “E-Bow the Letter” (featuring Patti Smith) and “Bittersweet Me,” and represents R.E.M.’s longest studio release with a total run time of 65 minutes. New Adventures in Hi-Fi grew to cult status years after its release, with several press retrospectives—and band members themselves—ranking it among the top albums in R.E.M.’s recorded catalogue.

Blu-Ray video content includes a previously unreleased 64-minute outdoor projection (shown on buildings in five US cities to promote the album’s original release), and a previously unreleased 30-minute EPK. Additionally, the Blu-ray features New Adventures in Hi-Fi in stunning Hi-Res and 5.1 Surround Sound audio, plus five music videos from the album’s original release, including “Bittersweet Me,” “Electrolite,” and “E-Bow the Letter.”

CD1 - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (remastered audio)

  1. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
  2. The Wake-Up Bomb
  3. New Test Leper
  4. Undertow
  5. E-Bow the Letter
  6. Leave
  7. Departure
  8. Bittersweet Me
  9. Be Mine
  10. Binky the Doormat
  11. Zither
  12. So Fast, So Numb
  13. Low Desert
  14. Electrolite

CD2 - B-Sides and Rarities

  1. Tricycle (Instrumental)
  2. Departure (Live Rome Soundcheck / Rome, Italy / 2/22/1995)
  3. Wall of Death
  4. Undertow (Live / Atlanta, GA / 11/18/1995)
  5. Wichita Lineman (Live / Houston, TX / 9/15/1995)
  6. New Test Leper (Live Acoustic / Seattle, WA / 4/19/1996)
  7. The Wake-Up Bomb (Live / Atlanta, GA / 10/4/1995)
  8. Binky the Doormat (Live / Atlanta, GA / 11/18/1995)
  9. King of Comedy (808 State Remix)
  10. Be Mine (Mike on Bus version)
  11. Love Is All Around
  12. Sponge
  13. Leave (Alternate Version)

Blu-Ray

  1. R.E.M. Outdoor Projections – Saturday Sept 7, 1996 – 5 cities (64:56)
  2. New Adventures in Hi-Fi EPK – previously unreleased 30 min version (29:13)
  3. New Adventures in Hi-Fi 5.1 Audio
  4. New Adventures in Hi-Fi – Hi-Resolution Audio
  5. E-Bow the Letter (Music Video)
  6. Bittersweet Me (Music Video)
  7. Electrolite (Music Video)
  8. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us (Music Video)
  9. New Test Leper (Music Video)