Craft Recordings celebrates the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s bestselling 11th studio album, "Up", with a series of expanded and remastered reissues, all of which are set for release on November 10th, 2023.
Created in partnership with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers, the deluxe 2 CD and 1 BluRay edition offers a wealth of material for fans, including the band’s previously unreleased set from their guest appearance on the hit TV series, 'Party Of Five'. Captured in 1999, the performance includes an 11 song setlist, including enduring hits like “Man On The Moon”, “Losing My Religion”, and “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”, plus a spoken word introduction.
The accompanying BluRay features music videos from the 1998 album, “Daysleeper”, “Lotus”, “At My Most Beautiful”, a 6 song performance from the era, titled "Uptake", recorded in a London studio, the album’s original EPK, plus stunning hi-resolution and 5.1 surround sound audio. Housed in a 32 page hardcover book, the collection also includes new liner notes from Josh Modell, featuring new interviews with the band members.
The expanded reissue, which features the album, plus the "Party Of Five" performance in its entirety, can also be found on 2 CD, digital, and hi res configurations, while the 14 track, 2 LP album will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl.