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R.E.M.-Document 30th Anniversary – Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

My conversations with R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and particularly with lead guitarist Peter Buck about those early IRS Records reveal a band remarkably cohesiveness and certain about its vision. Includes the earliest days of the Athens GA R.E.M. with songs from their first four full albums Murmur  ( a perennial “desert island disc” for me ), Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, Lifes Rich Pageant, & now on its thirtieth anniversary their biggest seller to that point, Document in 1987. Songs include “Radio Free Europe”,”South Central Rain”,”Can’t Get There from Here”,”Driver 8″,  “Fall on Me”, and three from R.E.M.’s most popular to date, Document, “Finest Worksong”, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It”, and “The One I Love”. – Redbeard