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R.E.M. to release 25th anniversary reissue of ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’

R.E.M. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 10th studio album, ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi,’ with a reissue package due out October 29th.

The deluxe edition of the set will feature a remastered version of the album and a collection of B-sides and rarities. To accompany the announcement, R.E.M. shared one bonus tracks, “Leave — Alternate Version,” which was first recorded for the ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ soundtrack. Michael stipe said in a statement: “I actually might prefer this version to the one that’s on the record. Well, I wouldn’t say I prefer it, it just tells a different story with the lyric.”

‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’ will be reissued as a two-CD set and digital collection with just the remastered album and rarities (the two-CD set will come with an exclusive poster, collectible postcards, and booklet featuring new liner notes). The remastered album will be available as a double-LP vinyl set as well.

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