Us R.E.M. completists are currently mowing lawns and recycling cans to save up for the “kitchen sink” collections of rare goodies from the prolific but now defunct foursome, Complete Rarities 1982-1987   (25 songs) and Complete Rarities 1988-2011   ( a whopping 131 tracks). The band, along with several others, gave a benefit performance in May 1987 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica CA that included “Maps and Legends”, a song which singer/ co-writer Michael Stipe claimed to be one of his favorite R.E.M. compositions. – Redbeard