25th Anniversary 180g 3LP Box Set featuring Remastered Original 1991 Album Plus 19 Previously Unreleased Demos & New Liner Notes!
A quarter of a century after Out Of Time helped break alternative music into the American mainstream and turned R.E.M. into a worldwide phenomenon, the band present a new 25th Anniversary 180g 3LP box set featuring the remastered album, plus 19 previously unreleased demos, offering fans an intimate look at the band's writing process. New liner notes include insight from band members and others involved in the making of this iconic LP. This marks the first time Out of Time has been available on vinyl since its original 1991 release.
The demos, recorded at John Keane Studio in early 1990, provide key insight into the band's creative process: from early instrumental passes to versions of "Losing My Religion" and "Texarkana" with different lyrics, and even a version of "Radio Song" that features a rare moment with drummer Bill Berry on lead vocals for a verse. While recording them, it was clear to Keane that R.E.M. were "at their peak in terms of creativity."
By 1991, R.E.M. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe) had amassed a sizable following in the U.S., but Out Of Time brought the Athens, GA band unprecedented global recognition. It was the group's first album to top both US and UK charts, selling 12 million copies worldwide, and garnered 7 Grammy nominations, including wins for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Short Form Music Video ("Losing My Religion"), and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Losing My Religion").
Instant classic songs like "Losing My Religion," "Shiny Happy People," "Near Wild Heaven," and "Radio Song" broke new ground, artistically and commercially. Reviewing Out Of Time, Rolling Stone simply said, "This may well be America's best rock & roll band." Pitchfork called the album "arguably their most important record," while Time Magazine named Out Of Time one of its All-Time 100 Albums, saying it contains "ethereal beauty rarely heard on a rock record."
• 25th Anniversary Edition 180g 3LP Box Set
• Remastered original album - first time Out of Time has been available on vinyl since 1991
• 19 previously unreleased demos, offering fans an intimate look at the band's writing process
• New liner notes include insight from band members & others involved in the making of this iconic LP
• Digital download card