R.E.M. is pictured in this May 1994 file photo from left to right: Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Bill Berry and Peter Buck.

R.E.M.’s ‘Monster’ will be re-released in deluxe form for 25th anniversary

Reissue will arrive Nov. 1

R.E.M.’s 1994 album will get the “Monster” treatment for a 25th anniversary reissue.

The release that spawned “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” and followed the massive success of albums “Out of Time” and “Automatic for the People” will be available in various physical formats – and digitally – on Nov. 1. 

A five-CD, one-Blu-ray deluxe box set will include the original album, a 2019 remix from “Monster” producer Scott Litt, a CD of previously unreleased demos from the album and a live performance from 1995 in Chicago. The Blu-ray will offer the 90-minute film, “Road Movie,” which documents the 1995 tour from the Athens band and six music videos from “Monster.” The collection includes a portfolio book with new liner notes and archival photos.

The re-release will also be available as a double LP and double CD – with reimagined cover art by R.E.M. designer Chris Billheimer - and a standalone LP with Billheimer’s original art. 

Digital editions of the album will mirror the physical versions. A remix of “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” is available to stream or download now. 

“Monster” signaled a change in artistic direction for R.E.M., and marked another success. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and sold more than 4 million copies. 

Click here to pre-order “Monster25” as a deluxe box xet on CD or LP. Special bundles available at the Official R.E.M. store.

Click here to stream “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix)” and pre-save the album.

TRACK LISTINGS

DELUXE BOX SET

Disc 1 (CD) – Monster (Remastered)

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies 
  12.  
  13. Tongue 
  14.  
  15. Bang And Blame 
  16.  
  17. I Took Your Name 
  18.  
  19. Let Me In 
  20.  
  21. Circus Envy 
  22.  
  23. You 

Disc 2 (CD) – Monster (Demos) 

     
  1. Pete’s Hit 
  2.  
  3. Uptempo Mo Distortion 
  4.  
  5. Uptempo Ricky 
  6.  
  7. Harlan County with Whistling 
  8.  
  9. Lost Song 
  10.  
  11. AM Boo 
  12.  
  13. Mike’s Gtr 
  14.  
  15. Sputnik 1 Remix 
  16.  
  17. Black Sky 4-14 
  18.  
  19. Revolution 4-21 
  20.  
  21. Rocker with vocal 
  22.  
  23. Time Is On Mike’s Side 
  24.  
  25. 1Experiment 4-28 no vocal 
  26.  
  27. Highland Fling 4-29 
  28.  
  29. Cranky 4-29 

Disc 3 (CD) – Monster (Remixed)  

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 (Remix) 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies (Remix) 
  12.  
  13. Tongue (Remix) 
  14.  
  15. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  16.  
  17. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  18.  
  19. Let Me In (Remix) 
  20.  
  21. Circus Envy (Remix) 
  22.  
  23. You (Remix) 

Disc 4 (CD) – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 – Monster 1995 Tour (Part One) 

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Circus Envy 
  4.  
  5. Crush With Eyeliner 
  6.  
  7. Near Wild Heaven 
  8.  
  9. Welcome To The Occupation 
  10.  
  11. Undertow 
  12.  
  13. I Took Your Name 
  14.  
  15. Strange Currencies 
  16.  
  17. Me In Honey 
  18.  
  19. Revolution 
  20.  
  21. Tongue 
  22.  
  23. Man On The Moon 
  24.  
  25. Country Feedback 
  26.  
  27. Monty Got A Raw Deal 

Disc 5 (CD) – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 – Monster 1995 Tour (Part Two) 

     
  1. Losing My Religion 
  2.  
  3. You 
  4.  
  5. Departure 
  6.  
  7. Orange Crush 
  8.  
  9. Get Up 
  10.  
  11. Star 69 
  12.  
  13. Let Me In 
  14.  
  15. Everybody Hurts 
  16.  
  17. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) 
  18.  
  19. Pop Song 89 
  20.  
  21. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 

Disc 6 (Blu-ray

     
  1. Monster – 5.1 Surround Sound 
  2.  
  3. Monster – Hi-Resolution Audio 
  4.  
  5. Road Movie (concert film) 
  6.  
  7. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (music video)
  8.  
  9. Crush With Eyeliner (music video)
  10.  
  11. Star 69 (music video)
  12.  
  13. Strange Currencies (music video)
  14.  
  15. Tongue (music video)
  16.  
  17. Bang And Blame (music video)

EXPANDED 2-CD

Disc 1 – Monster (Remastered) 

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies 
  12.  
  13. Tongue 
  14.  
  15. Bang And Blame 
  16.  
  17. I Took Your Name 
  18.  
  19. Let Me In 
  20.  
  21. Circus Envy 
  22.  
  23. You 

Disc 2 – Monster (Remixed)  

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 (Remix) 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies (Remix) 
  12.  
  13. Tongue (Remix) 
  14.  
  15. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  16.  
  17. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  18.  
  19. Let Me In (Remix)
  20.  
  21. Circus Envy (Remix)
  22.  
  23. You (Remix) 

EXPANDED 2-LP 

Side A – Monster (Remastered) 

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies 

Side B – Monster (Remastered)  

     
  1. Tongue 
  2.  
  3. Bang And Blame 
  4.  
  5. I Took Your Name 
  6.  
  7. Let Me In 
  8.  
  9. Circus Envy 
  10.  
  11. You 

Side C – Monster (Remixed) 

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 (Remix) 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies (Remix) 

Side D – Monster (Remixed) 

     
  1. Tongue (Remix) 
  2.  
  3. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  4.  
  5. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  6.  
  7. Let Me In (Remix) 
  8.  
  9. Circus Envy (Remix) 
  10.  
  11. You (Remix) 

STANDARD 1-LP 

Side A – Monster (Remastered) 

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies 

Side B – Monster (Remastered)  

     
  1. Tongue 
  2.  
  3. Bang And Blame 
  4.  
  5. I Took Your Name 
  6.  
  7. Let Me In 
  8.  
  9. Circus Envy 
  10.  
  11. You 

DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM

“Disc 1” – Monster (Remastered)*

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies 
  12.  
  13. Tongue 
  14.  
  15. Bang And Blame 
  16.  
  17. I Took Your Name 
  18.  
  19. Let Me In 
  20.  
  21. Circus Envy 
  22.  
  23. You 

“Disc 2” – Monster (Demos) 

     
  1. Pete’s Hit 
  2.  
  3. Uptempo Mo Distortion 
  4.  
  5. Uptempo Ricky 
  6.  
  7. Harlan County with Whistling 
  8.  
  9. Lost Song 
  10.  
  11. AM Boo 
  12.  
  13. Mike’s Gtr 
  14.  
  15. Sputnik 1 Remix 
  16.  
  17. Black Sky 4-14 
  18.  
  19. Revolution 4-21 
  20.  
  21. Rocker with vocal 
  22.  
  23. Time Is On Mike’s Side 
  24.  
  25. Experiment 4-28 no vocal 
  26.  
  27. Highland Fling 4-29 
  28.  
  29. Cranky 4-29 

“Disc 3”– Monster (Remixed)*

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix) 
  2.  
  3. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix) 
  4.  
  5. King Of Comedy (Remix) 
  6.  
  7. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix) 
  8.  
  9. Star 69 (Remix) 
  10.  
  11. Strange Currencies (Remix) 
  12.  
  13. Tongue (Remix) 
  14.  
  15. Bang And Blame (Remix) 
  16.  
  17. I Took Your Name (Remix) 
  18.  
  19. Let Me In (Remix) 
  20.  
  21. Circus Envy (Remix) 
  22.  
  23. You (Remix) 

“Disc 4” – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 – Monster 1995 Tour

     
  1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? 
  2.  
  3. Circus Envy 
  4.  
  5. Crush With Eyeliner 
  6.  
  7. Near Wild Heaven 
  8.  
  9. Welcome To The Occupation 
  10.  
  11. Undertow 
  12.  
  13. I Took Your Name 
  14.  
  15. Strange Currencies 
  16.  
  17. Me In Honey 
  18.  
  19. Revolution 
  20.  
  21. Tongue 
  22.  
  23. Man On The Moon 
  24.  
  25. Country Feedback 
  26.  
  27. Monty Got A Raw Deal 
  28.  
  29. Losing My Religion 
  30.  
  31. You 
  32.  
  33. Departure 
  34.  
  35. Orange Crush 
  36.  
  37. Get Up 
  38.  
  39. Star 69 
  40.  
  41. Let Me In 
  42.  
  43. Everybody Hurts 
  44.  
  45. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry) 
  46.  
  47. Pop Song 89 
  48.  
  49. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 

* The Remastered and Remixed audio is also available in hi-resolution (88.1/24).

About the Author

Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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