R.E.M. Retrospective Due On November 15th
September 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM (PT)
After R.E.M. announced on SEPTEMBER 21st that they had decided to "call it a day as a band" via a statement on their website, the band has now announced that they will release their final album, R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 - 2011, on WARNER BROS. RECORDS on NOVEMBER 15th.
The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective that collects, for the first time ever, songs from R.E.M.'s entire back catalog, including their years on both the IRS label (1982 to 1987) and WARNER BROS. (1988 to 2011).
"Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey," says bandmember MIKE MILLS of choosing the songs that appear on project. "We realized that these songs seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together."
In addition to liner notes written by band members BILL BERRY, PETER BUCK, MILLS, and MICHAEL STIPE, the album also features three new songs that R.E.M. finished after they completed their last album, Collapse Into Now: "A Month of Saturdays," "We All Go Back To Where We Belong," and "Hallelujah."