As close to perfection as the studio version may be, this slightly slower all-acoustic performance by R.E.M. of “Losing My Religion” at the Capital Plaza Theater in Charleston WV in April 1992, replete with melancholy solo violin, may be my favorite version, thanks to the Mountain Stage series from West Virginia Public Radio. This tasty take on “Losing My Religion” is another appetizer for Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills‘ visit here for R.E.M. Out of Time twenty-fifth anniversary. –Redbeard