R.E.M. announce 7″ singles collection (1983-88)

Set due on December 8...

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Eleven singles R.E.M. released between 1983 and 1988 with I.R.S. Records have been gathered for 7IN – 83-88, a new boxed collection of vinyl seven-inch singles to be released December 8 by UMC/Capitol.


The singles feature replicated original picture sleeve art and the set includes two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: “Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (live) and the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,” “Ages of You,” and “Burning Down”.

A six part R.E.M DVD collection, entitled REMTV, is also set for release.

The collection details the band’s relationship with music channel MTV and will encompass a new documentary about the band as well as live performance and interview footage and awards show clips. The six DVDs will be available on November 24.


The tracklisting for R.E.M. ‘7IN – 83-88’ is:

“Radio Free Europe” / “There She Goes Again”

“So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” / “King of the Road”

“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” / “Catapult” (Live)

“Can’t Get There From Here” / “Bandwagon”

“Driver 8” / “Crazy”

“Wendell G” / “Crazy” + “Ages of You” / “Burning Down” [U.K. double-pack, previously unreleased in U.S.]

“Fall On Me” / “Rotary Ten”

“Superman” / “White Tornado”

“The One I Love” / “Maps and Legends” (Live)

“Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” / “Last Date”

“Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (Live) [U.K. single, previously unreleased in U.S.]

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