R.E.M.'s "Out of Time" To Be Issued in 4-CD & 3-LP Editions

by VVN Music

R.E.M.'s biggest album, Out of Time, is about to get the deluxe reissue treatment on November 18 via Concord/Bicycle Music.

Released in 1991, Out of Time was one of only two studio albums from the band to top the U.S. charts (Monster did it again in 1994), also hitting number 1 in Canada, the U.K. Austria and the Netherlands. It went four-times Platinum in the U.S., five-times in Britain and two-times in Australia.

The album propelled the band from a cult-like following to international success on the success of the singles Losing My Religion (1991 / #4 / #1 Alternative / #1 Mainstream Rock) and Shiny Happy People (1991 / #10 / #3 Alternative / #8 Mainstream Rock). At the 1991 Grammys, Losing My Religion won for Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal and Music Video, Short Form while the album won for Alternative Music Performance. Losing My Religion was also nominated for Record and Song of the Year and the album for Album of the Year, losing all three major categories to Natalie Cole.

The four-CD set includes the original album on Disc 1 and nineteen demos on Disc 2. The third disc is a performance by the band on Mountain Stage while Disc 4 is a Blu-Ray with the album in Hi-Res Stereo and Hi-Res 5.1 Surround Sound along with eight music videos and an eighteen minute Electronic Press Kit (EPK).

A two-CD edition contains just discs 1 and 2 from the deluxe set while the 3-vinyl LP version has the original album and two records of demos.

All versions have liner notes by Annie Zaleski, including interviews with all four band members and producers Scott Litt and John Keane.

The track lists:

4-CD Set

Disc 1 (Out of Time)

  • Radio Song
  • Losing My Religion
  • Low
  • Near Wild Heaven
  • Endgame
  • Shiny Happy People
  • Belong
  • Half A World Away
  • Texarkana
  • Country Feedback
  • Me In Honey
Disc 2 (Out of Time Demos)
  • Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
  • Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
  • Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
  • Texarkana 1 (demo)
  • Untitled Demo 2
  • Radio – Acoustic (Radio Song 1 demo)
  • Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
  • Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
  • Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
  • Radio – Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
  • Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
  • Belong (demo)
  • Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo)
  • Texarkana (demo)
  • Country Feedback (demo)
  • Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
  • Low (demo)
  • 40 Sec. (40 Second Song demo)
  • Fretless 1 (demo)
Disc 3 (Live at Mountain Stage)
  • Introduction
  • World Leader Pretend
  • Radio Song
  • Fall On Me
  • It’s the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
  • Half A World Away
  • Belong
  • Love Is All Around
  • Losing My Religion
  • Dallas
  • Radio Song
  • Disturbance At The Heron House
  • Low
  • Sawn Swan H
  • Pop Song 89
Disc 4 (Blu-Ray)
  • Out Of Time – Hi-Res Stereo
  • Out Of Time – Hi-Res 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Music Videos
    • Radio Song
    • Losing My Religion
    • Low
    • Near Wild Heaven 
    • Shiny Happy People
    • Belong
    • Half A World Away
    • Country Feedback
  • Time Piece (18-min EPK)

3-LP Set 

LP 1 (Out of Time)
  • Side 1 (Time Side)
    • Radio Song
    • Losing My Religion
    • Low
    • Near Wild Heaven
    • Endgame
  • Side 2 (Memory Side)
    • Shiny Happy People
    • Belong
    • Half A World Away
    • Texarkana
    • Country Feedback
    • Me In Honey
LP 2 (Out of Time Demos)
  • Side 1
    • Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
    • Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
    • Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
    • Texarkana 1 (demo)
    • Untitled Demo 2
  • Side 2
    • Radio – Acoustic (Radio Song 1 demo)
    • Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
    • Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
    • Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
LP 3 (Out of Time Demos)
  • Side 1
    • Radio – Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
    • Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
    • Belong (demo)
    • Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo)
    • Texarkana (demo)
  • Side 2
    • Country Feedback (demo)
    • Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
    • Low (demo)
    • 40 Sec. (40 Second Song demo)
    • Fretless 1 (demo)

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