R.E.M. have announced a 25th-anniversary box-set edition of their ninth studio album, Monster, which will extend the 1994 LP to six discs.

Original producer Scott Litt created an all-new mix of the LP, which will appear alongside unheard demos and an unreleased live recording. The box set, as well as a double-vinyl edition, will arrive on Nov. 1.

“The original 1994 version was dense in guitars and feedback with the vocals mixed within the sonic wall, but on this alternative version the guitars are pulled back and the vocals pushed forward to create a more open sound and showcase often-revealing lyrics,” a statement noted.

Litt’s new mix appears on Disc 3; the first disc contains the original album newly remastered, while the second features 15 demos, most with temporary titles like “Pete’s Hit,” “Mike’s Gtr” and “Rocker With Vocal.”

The fourth and fifth CDs present 25 tracks recorded live in Chicago on June 3, 1995, while the final disc, a Blu-ray, includes a 5.1 surround mix, a hi-res audio mix, the band's Road Movie concert film and six music videos.

You can see the full track listing below.

R.E.M., ‘Monster’ 25th Anniversary Edition Track Listing

Disc 1: Original Album
1. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
2. “Crush With Eyeliner”
3. “King of Comedy”
4. “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream���
5. “Star 69Strange Currencies”
6. “Strange Currencies”
7. “Tongue”
8. “Bang and Blame”
9. “I Took Your Name”
10. “Let Me In”
11. “Circus Envy”
12. "You”

Disc 2: Unreleased Demos
1. “Pete’s Hit”
2. “Uptempo Mo Distortion”
3. “Uptempo Ricky”
4. “Harlan County with Whistling”
5. “Lost Song”
6. “AM Boo”
7. “Mike’s Gtr”
8. “Sputnik 1 Remix”
9. “Black Sky 4-14”
10. “Revolution 4-21”
11. “Rocker with vocal”
12. “Time Is On Mike’s Side”
13. “1Experiment 4-28 no vocal”
14. “Highland Fling 4-29”
15. “Cranky 4-29”

Disc 3: Scott Litt’s 2019 Remix
1. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
2. “Crush With Eyeliner”
3. “King Of Comedy”
4. “I Don’t Sleep, I Dream”
5. “Star 69”
6. “Strange Currencies”
7. “Tongue”
8. “Bang And Blame”
9. “I Took Your Name”
10. “Let Me In”
11. “Circus Envy”
12. “You”

Disc 4: Live in Chicago — June 3, 1995 (Part 1)
1. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”
2. “Circus Envy”
3. “Crush With Eyeliner”
4. “Near Wild Heaven”
5. “Welcome To The Occupation”
6. “Undertow”
7. “I Took Your Name”
8. “Strange Currencies”
9. “Me In Honey”
10. “Revolution”
11. “Tongue”
12. “Man On The Moon”
13. “Country Feedback”
14. “Monty Got A Raw Deal”

Disc 5: Live in Chicago — June 3, 1995 (Part 2)
1. “Losing My Religion”
2. “You”
3. “Departure”
4. “Orange Crush”
5. “Get Up”
6. “Star 69”
7. “Let Me In”
8. “Everybody Hurts”
9. “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”
10. “Pop Song 89”
11. “It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

Disc 6: Blu-ray
1. ‘Monster’ (5.1 Surround Sound)
2. ‘Monster’ (Hi-Resolution Audio)
3. “Road Movie” (Concert film)
4. “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” (Music video)
5. “Crush With Eyeliner” (Music video)
6. “Star 69” (Music video)
7. “Strange Currencies” (Music video)
8. “Tongue” (Music video)
9. “Bang and Blame” (Music video)

 

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