R.E.M. - The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC (2-CD)

R.E.M. - The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC (2-CD)

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R.E.M. grew up with the BBC, and this historic relationship is lovingly celebrated across an incredible collection that beautifully illustrates the career trajectory of one of modern music’s greatest bands. The collection comprises a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. This is a must-have collection for R.E.M. fans and an authoritative introduction for newcomers.

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Disc 1 - Best Of BBC Sessions

  1. World Leader Pretend
  2. Half A World Away
  3. Radio Song
  4. Losing My Religion

Recorded for Nicky Campbell Session Into The Night on BBC Radio 1
First broadcast on 13 March 1991

  1. Lotus 
  2. At My Most Beautiful

Recorded for John Peel Session on BBC Radio 1
First broadcast on 25 October 1998

  1. Electrolite 
  2. Perfect Circle
  3. Daysleeper 

Recorded for John Peel Session on BBC Radio 1
First broadcast 25 October 1998

  1. Country Feedback

Recorded for Later… with Jools Holland on BBC1. First broadcast on 27 October 1998

  1. Bad Day
  2. Orange Crush

Recorded for Mark and Lard on BBC Radio 1
First broadcast on 15 October 2003

  1. Nightswimming

Recorded for Later… with Jools Holland on BBC1
First broadcast on 14 October 2003

  1. Man On The Moon
  2. Imitation Of Life

Recorded for Drivetime on BBC Radio 2
First broadcast 15 October 2003

  1. Supernatural Superserious

Recorded for Radio 1 Live Lounge on BBC Radio 1. First broadcast 26 March 2008

Disc 2 - Best of BBC Live Broadcasts 

  1. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
  2. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  3. Gardening At Night
  4. Driver 8
  5. Radio Free Europe

First broadcast on 21 November 1984 from Rock City, Nottingham

  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Crush With Eyeliner
  3. Drive
  4. Half A World Away
  5. Pop Song 89
  6. Finest Worksong

First broadcast on 30 July 1995 from Milton Keynes

  1. Fall On Me
  2. The One I Love
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Its the End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

First broadcast on 25 June 1999 from Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival

  1. E-Bow The Letter (w Thom Yorke)
  2. Losing My Religion
  3. Man On The Moon

First broadcast on 15 September 2004 from St. James’s Church, London


• A 2-CD collection of live broadcasts, TV appearances, and in-studio sessions from the BBC archives
• Includes live versions of some of the band’s most enduring hit singles, including “Losing My Religion,” “Everybody Hurts,” “The One I Love,” “Man on the Moon” and many more 
• Includes performances from Radio 1's Peel Sessions, Live Lounge and Into the Night, as well as live broadcasts from Nottingham Rock City (1984), Milton Keynes' The National Bowl (1995) and Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage (1999)