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R.E.M.'S Dead Letter Office And Eponymous To Be Reissued On Vinyl For The First Time On July 29

R.E.M.'S Dead Letter Office And Eponymous To Be Reissued On Vinyl For The First Time On July 29


LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/UMe for the July 29 reissue of three of the band's I.R.S. Records releases: Lifes Rich Pageant, Dead Letter Office, and Eponymous. The three standard weight vinyl LPs are presented with their original sleeve art. Long out-of-print on vinyl, Dead Letter Office and Eponymous are both restored to wax with these new LP editions for the first time since their original release.

Released in 1986, Lifes Rich Pageant is R.E.M.'s fourth studio album, recorded by vocalist Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry at John Mellencamp's Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana. Produced by Don Gehman, renowned for producing a string of punchy, soulful heartland-rock albums by Mellencamp, Pageant includes the singles "Fall On Me" and "Superman." The album was R.E.M.'s first to achieve Gold certification status, and it reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band's then-highest chart position.

Released in 1987, Dead Letter Office was R.E.M.'s first compilation, collecting B-sides and rarities. A fan favorite, Dead Letter Office includes R.E.M.'s covers of Aerosmith's "Toys In The Attic," the Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes," Pylon's "Crazy," and a freewheeling, rough-hewn take on Roger Miller's "King Of The Road."

Eponymous, released in 1988, features singles and alternate mixes spanning R.E.M's first five albums, including the original Hib-Tone single of "Radio Free Europe" and alternate mixes of "Gardening At Night and "Finest Worksong."

The vinyl LPs are available for preorder here.

Lifes Rich Pageant

Side 1 Side 2
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Begin The Begin The Flowers Of Guatemala

These Days I Believe

Fall On Me What If We Give It Away?

Cuyahoga Just A Touch

Hyena Swan Swan H

Underneath The Bunker Superman

Dead Letter Office

Side 1 Side 2
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Crazy Wind Out

There She Goes Again Ages Of You

Burning Down Pale Blue Eyes

Voice Of Harold Rotary Ten

Burning Hell Bandwagon

White Tornado Femme Fatale

Toys In The Attic Walter's Theme

King Of The Road


Side 1 Side 2
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Radio Free Europe [Original
Hib-Tone Single] Driver 8

Gardening At Night
[Alternate Vocal Mix] Romance

Talk About The Passion Fall On Me

So. Central Rain The One I Love

(Don't Go Back To) Finest Worksong [Mutual
Rockville Drum Horn Mix]

Can't Get There From Here It's The End Of The World
[Album Version] As We Know It (And I Feel

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