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R.E.M. "Unplugged" Out on Vinyl Today

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Cass Bird/Warner Brothers Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Cass Bird/Warner Brothers Records (via ABC News Radio)

R.E.M.  made two very memorable appearances on MTV's  Unplugged , in 1991 and 2001. For some reason, those two performances were never available as official releases until this past April's Record Store Day, when they were released as a limited four-vinyl slab set, which sold out pretty much instantly. To quench the thirst of R.E.M. fans, the band is re-releasing the vinyl, this time as two individual sets arriving in stores today.

1991 Unplugged  and  2001 Unplugged  each contain two vinyl albums in gatefold sleeves. The sets are priced at $39.98, and each set contains tracks which did not make the original broadcast; five on  1991  and six on  2001

For all you anti-old-schoolers out there,  1991  and  2001 Unplugged  are also available on CD or digital formats.

Here is a track listing for the vinyl sets:

1991 Unplugged  
  
Side One
"Half a World Away"
"Disturbance at the Heron House"
"Radio Song"
"Low"
 
Side Two
"Perfect Circle"
"Fall on Me"
"Belong"
"Love Is All Around"
 
Side Three
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)"
"Losing My Religion"
"Pop Song 89"
"Endgame"
 
Side Four
"Fretless"*
"Swan Swan H"*
"Rotary 11"*
"Get Up"*
"World Leader Pretend"*

2001 Unplugged 
  
Side One
"All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)"
"Electrolite"
"At My Most Beautiful"
"Daysleeper"
 
Side Two
"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
"Losing My Religion"
"Country Feedback"
"Cuyahoga"

Side Three
"Imitation of Life"
"Find the River"
"The One I Love"*
"Disappear"*
 
Side Four
"Beat a Drum"*
"I've Been High"*
"I'll Take the Rain"*
"Sad Professor"*
 
* Not included in original television broadcast

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