R.E.M. Unplugged 1991 2LP
R.E.M. Unplugged 1991 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: WEA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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R.E.M. Unplugged 1991 2LP

R.E.M.

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Availability: Discontinued
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SKU:
WEALP89989
UPC:
603497899890
Complete Live Recording from MTV's 1991 Unplugged Sessions! Includes 5 Never-Broadcast Songs!

R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom.

"No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M., the only act to headline the show twice... The '91 sessions came just as the semi-acoustic Out of Time was taking R.E.M. from big to huge. The hits "Losing My Religion" and "Radio Song" (appealingly rap-less here) gain intimacy; ditto beloved deep cuts like "Perfect Circle," even more of a 4 a.m. confidence than the Murmur original. B-listers – "Disturbance at the Heron House," "Fretless," "Half a World Away," "Low," "Swan Swan H" – bloom in wonderful new ways, as Stipe recalibrates phrasing and Mike Mills repositions his fragile backing vocals..." -Rolling Stone

Features:

• Double LP
• Includes 5 never-broadcast songs

Selections:
1. Half a World Away
2. Disturbance at the Heron House
3. Radio Song
4. Low
5. Perfect Circle
6. Fall on Me
7. Belong
8. Love Is All Around
9. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
10. Losing My Religion
11. Pop Song 89
12. Endgame
13. Fretless *
14. Swan Swan H *
15. Rotary Eleven *
16. Get Up *
17. World Leader Pretend *

* not included in original television broadcast
Description
Complete Live Recording from MTV's 1991 Unplugged Sessions! Includes 5 Never-Broadcast Songs!

R.E.M. mark the point when post-punk turned into alternative rock. When their first single, "Radio Free Europe," was released in 1981, it sparked a back-to-the-garage movement in the American underground. While there were a number of hardcore and punk bands in the U.S. during the early '80s, R.E.M. brought guitar pop back into the underground lexicon. Combining ringing guitar hooks with mumbled, cryptic lyrics and a D.I.Y. aesthetic borrowed from post-punk, the band simultaneously sounded traditional and modern. Throughout the '80s, they worked relentlessly, releasing records every year and touring constantly, playing both theaters and backwoods dives. Along the way, they inspired countless bands, from the legions of jangle pop groups in the mid-'80s to scores of alternative pop groups in the '90s, who admired their slow climb to stardom.

"No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M., the only act to headline the show twice... The '91 sessions came just as the semi-acoustic Out of Time was taking R.E.M. from big to huge. The hits "Losing My Religion" and "Radio Song" (appealingly rap-less here) gain intimacy; ditto beloved deep cuts like "Perfect Circle," even more of a 4 a.m. confidence than the Murmur original. B-listers – "Disturbance at the Heron House," "Fretless," "Half a World Away," "Low," "Swan Swan H" – bloom in wonderful new ways, as Stipe recalibrates phrasing and Mike Mills repositions his fragile backing vocals..." -Rolling Stone

Features:

• Double LP
• Includes 5 never-broadcast songs

Selections:
1. Half a World Away
2. Disturbance at the Heron House
3. Radio Song
4. Low
5. Perfect Circle
6. Fall on Me
7. Belong
8. Love Is All Around
9. It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
10. Losing My Religion
11. Pop Song 89
12. Endgame
13. Fretless *
14. Swan Swan H *
15. Rotary Eleven *
16. Get Up *
17. World Leader Pretend *

* not included in original television broadcast
ISBN
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
R.E.M.
Title
Unplugged 1991
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-10-2014
Release Date
08-27-2014
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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