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R.E.M.

New Adventures In Hi-Fi (25th Anniversary Edition)

Concord/UMC



2CD + Blu-Ray in a deluxe folio-style hardcover package with a 56-page book + archival photos

Released: 19th Nov 2021

£41.99


Remastered 2LP in original replica gatefold sleeve

Released: 29th Oct 2021

£37.99


Remastered 2CD with B-Sides and rarities in a lift-top box with a booklet + archival photos

Released: 29th Oct 2021

£22.99


As the band’s fifth collaboration with long-time producer Scott Litt (Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People and Monster), the album experiments with new sonic textures, filled with cinematic imagery, dissonant notes and haunting effects.

First released in 1996, this was rem’s last studio recording with founding member Bill Berry who left amicably the following year. 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.

 

New Adventures In Hi-Fi (25th Anniversary Edition)

Tracklist

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)