Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Details/Tracklist Revealed for R.E.M.’s Career-Spanning Greatest Hits Collection


Pitchfork is reporting that recently disbanded R.E.M. have released the tracklisting and details of their upcoming, career-spanning greatest hits collection entitled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011. 

From the story –
Part Lies will made up of 40 tracks on two discs, collecting tracks from the band's releases on both IRS Records and Warner Bros. Records. It will include three tracks recorded after the release of their last album, Collapse Into Now: "A Month of Saturdays", "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" and "Hallelujah". They were recorded this summer in Athens, Georgia with Accelerate/Collapse Into Now producer Jacknife Lee.

The compilation will be out on November 15 via Warner Bros.

[…]

Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011:
Disc 1:
01 Gardening at Night
02 Radio Free Europe
03 Talk About the Passion
04 Sitting Still
05 So. Central Rain
06 (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
07 Driver 8
08 Life and How to Live It
09 Begin the Begin
10 Fall on Me
11 Finest Worksong
12 Its the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
13 The One I Love
14 Stand
15 Pop Song 89
16 Get Up
17 Orange Crush
18 Losing My Religion
19 Country Feedback
20 Shiny Happy People
Disc 2
01 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
02 Everybody Hurts
03 Man on the Moon
04 Nightswimming
05 Whats the Frequency, Kenneth?
06 New Test Leper
07 Electrolite
08 At My Most Beautiful
09 The Great Beyond
10 Imitation of Life
11 Bad Day
12 Leaving New York
13 Living Well Is the Best Revenge
14 Supernatural Superserious
15 Überlin
16 Oh My Heart
17 Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
18 A Month of Saturdays
19 We All Go Back to Where We Belong
20 Hallelujah
Okay, I know that they can only put so many songs on the collection and that a lot of the big and cult hits are included here but it still looks a bit thin to me.  What happened to “Wolves, Lower” (which has gotten shafted each time this band has released a greatest hits collection, despite the fact that it was their first video), “These Days,” “Daysleeper,” “Near Wild Heaven,” “Drive” (which has also gotten shafted on previous best-of collections), and “Perfect Circle?”  Hopefully there will be other things on the collection that will make it worth buying (like all of the band’s videos…that would be cool). 

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