R.E.M.

MTV Unplugged, 2001 (Gatefold, Limited 2LP)

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Originally issued in May of 2014 as half of Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions, this live recording is of R.E.M.’s 2001 show only. The only band ever to headline MTV’s acoustic concert series twice, the Georgians return here without drummer Bill Berry for a tight 16-song set that dips generously into their nearly two-decade career. Aided by auxiliary sidemen Ken Stringfellow and Scott McCaughey along with touring drummer Joey Waronker on percussion, the band is in fine form and nimbly makes its way through early fare like “So. Central Rain” and “Cuyahoga” and into mid-period songs like their unlikely number one smash “Losing My Religion” and the beautiful 1992 ballad “Find the River.” Of course, much focus is placed on what were their more current songs at the time, like Up’s “At My Most Beautiful” and Reveal’s “Imitation of Life,” both of which dovetail fairly nicely with their more successful earlier work within this acoustic context. In the greater span of R.E.M.’s career, 2001 isn’t necessarily considered their greatest period, but this outing sounds confident and strong, revealing a band that still had plenty more to offer.

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The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit as part of Record Store Day 2014. Rolling Stone’s 4-star revue said that “No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M.” Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, we will breakout the two shows into two individual 2-LP

MTV Unplugged 2001 features “The One I Love, ” “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry),” and “Losing My Religion.”

Tracklist

DISC 1:
All the Way to Reno
Electrolite
At My Most Beautiful
Daysleeper
So. Central Rain
Losing My Religion
Country Feedback
Cuyahoga
DISC 2:
Imitation of Life
Find the River
One I Love, The
Disappear
Beat a Drum
I’ve Been High
I’ll Take the Rain
Sad Professor

Originally issued in May of 2014 as half of Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions, this live recording is of R.E.M.’s 2001 show only. The only band ever to headline MTV’s acoustic concert series twice, the Georgians return here without drummer Bill Berry for a tight 16-song set that dips generously into their nearly two-decade career. Aided by auxiliary sidemen Ken Stringfellow and Scott McCaughey along with touring drummer Joey Waronker on percussion, the band is in fine form and nimbly makes its way through early fare like “So. Central Rain” and “Cuyahoga” and into mid-period songs like their unlikely number one smash “Losing My Religion” and the beautiful 1992 ballad “Find the River.” Of course, much focus is placed on what were their more current songs at the time, like Up’s “At My Most Beautiful” and Reveal’s “Imitation of Life,” both of which dovetail fairly nicely with their more successful earlier work within this acoustic context. In the greater span of R.E.M.’s career, 2001 isn’t necessarily considered their greatest period, but this outing sounds confident and strong, revealing a band that still had plenty more to offer. ~ Timothy Monger

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Weight 27 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
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