R.E.M. release new digital EP


R.E.M. have released a brand-new live digital EP, entitled Live in London, which is now available exclusively on iTunes. The EP features nine songs recorded during the band’s performance at the Apple Store on London’s Regent Street on March 26th, 2008.

An intimate performance for contest winners and several hundred members of R.E.M’s fan club, the Apple Store show was called “a triumph” by Britain’s music bible Q, which also wrote: “There’s an undeniable feeling that R.E.M. have come here to kick back and have fun with a bunch of close friends.”

Live in London features five tracks from Accelerate — R.E.M.’s 14th studio album — including the singles “Supernatural Superserious,” “Hollow Man,” and the latest “Man-Sized Wreath,” as well as old favorites “West Of The Fields” (from 1983’s Murmur), “Fall on Me” (from 1986’s Life’s Rich Pageant), and “Man on the Moon” (from 1992’s Automatic For the People).

Hailed as “a classic blast of rock and roll from a band at a new peak of its powers” by Rolling Stone, Accelerate was released in North America on April 1st, 2008, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album charts. R.E.M. recently completed its U.S. tour and has now embarked on its European tour, which continues through October 2008.

The track-listing for Live in London is as follows:

“Living Well Is The Best Revenge”

“Auctioneer (Another Engine)”

“Hollow Man”

“Supernatural Superserious”

“Fall On Me”

“West Of The Fields”

“Horse to Water”

“Man-Sized Wreath”

“Man on the Moon”

Watch the trailer:

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