R.E.M. to Release Unplugged 1991 and 2001

(BB Gun Press)
(BB Gun Press)

by David Chiu

Even though R.E.M. Had already split up a few years, they’re still continuing a tradition of offering rare and special releases for Record Store Day – and this year’s won’t be any different. This time, the band is putting out Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions via Rhino, which features live performances for the MTV Unplugged series as a limited-edition 4-LP set, according to a press release. It will also include tracks that didn’t air on the original broadcast. (And if you happen to live in Maine, former R.E.M. Bassist Mike Mills will be signing Unplugged in Scarsborough on Record Store Day, April 19, at Bull Moose Records).

Below is a tracklist from the set (songs marked with * mean they weren’t on the actual broadcast at the time), which will also be available as a CD/digital issue on May 20.


1991 Unplugged

Side 1

1.”Half A World Away”

2.”Disturbance at the Heron House”

3.”Radio Song”

4.”Low”

Side 2

1.”Perfect Circle”

2.”Fall on Me”

3.”Belong”

4.”Love Is All Around”

Side 3

1.”Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

2.”Losing My Religion”

3.”Pop Song 89″

4.”Endgame”

Side 4

1.”Fretless”*

2.”Swan Swan H”*

3.”Rotary 11″*

4.”Get Up”*

5.”World Leader Pretend”*

2001 Unplugged

Side 5

1.”All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)”

2.”Electrolite”

3.”At My Most Beautiful”

4.”Daysleeper”

Side 6

1.”So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”

2.”Losing My Religion”

3.”Country Feedback”

4.”Cuyahoga”

Side 7

1.”Imitation of Life”

2.”Find the River”

3.”The One I Love”*

4.”Disappear”*

Side 8

1.”Beat a Drum”*

2.”I’ve Been High”*

3.”I’ll Take the Rain”*

4.”Sad Professor”*

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