R.E.M. – 25th Anniversary Edition For 10th Album ‘NEW ADVENTURES IN HI-FI’

28 August 2021

Band: R.E.M. (Athens, Georgia)
Active: 1980–2011 / 15 studio LPs

Anniversary album: NEW ADVENTURES IN HI-FI
Released: 9 September 1996 – 25 years ago

AllMusic said back then: “Recorded during and immediately following
R.E.M.’s disaster-prone Monster tour, New Adventures in Hi-Fi feels like it
was recorded on the road. Not only are all of Michael Stipe’s lyrics on the
album about moving or travel, the sound is ragged and varied, pieced
together from tapes recorded at shows, soundtracks, and studios,
giving it a loose, careening charm.”
Full review here. Score: 3.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Certainly not their best, but How The West Was
Won And Where It Got Us, The Wake-Up Bomb
, Be Mine, and Departure are
ace songs.

Anniversary edition: “The bonus-filled 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Deluxe Edition offers a trove of audio-visual content, including the newly remastered album, 13 B-sides and rarities, a never-before-released 64-minute outdoor projection film (shown on buildings across five cities in 1996 to promote the album’s original release), and a previously unreleased 30-minute EPK. Additionally, the Blu-ray features New Adventures in Hi-Fi in stunning Hi-Res and 5.1 Surround Sound audio, plus five HD-restored music videos including “Bittersweet Me,” “Electrolite,” and “E-Bow the Letter.” Housed in a 52-page hardcover book, the collection includes archival photographs—many of which have never been published.”

Out: 29th October – more info here.

Taster: an alternate version of Leave

Original album…

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RORY GALLAGHER – 50th Anniversary Edition Of His Eponymous Debut LP Lands In September

22 August 2021

Artist: RORY GALLAGHER

Who: Late legendary guitar-rock hero from Ireland.
He was born in 1948 and passed away in 1995 due to
complications after a liver transplant. He was only 47.

Works: He released 11 studio albums and
sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Anniversary album: Gallagher’s self-titled debut LP,
released 23 May 1971 – 50 years ago

Content: 4CD+1DVD deluxe box set, 2CD, limited 3LP
edition, 1LP neon orange vinyl, super deluxe digital
All details and order info: here

Full original LP…

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