Twenty-five years ago alternative rock changed with the release of R.E.M.’s Out of Time. The album contained long-lasting hits including “Losing My Religion,” “Shining Happy People,” and “Radio Song.” The band gained world-wide recognition for the album as well as three Grammys.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, R.E.M. is reissuing the iconic album. There will be three different formats with each containing special additions. The 2-CD set will contain a remastered version of the original album along with demos for every song, two non-album B-sides, and a never-before-released track.
A 3-LP set will be available with remastered vinyl of the album and its demos. For the ultimate R.E.M. fan, the 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will include the album, its demos, all the album’s music videos, a 1991 electronic press kit featuring in-studio footage, but most exciting are recordings of the band’s show at Mountain Stage in ’91. (The band did not tour to promote Out of Time.)
The 25th anniversary editions of Out of Time will be available Nov. 18 and is available for preorder.