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

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

Credit: Anonymous

Credit: Anonymous

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.

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TRACK LISTINGS

DELUXE BOX SET

Disc 1 (CD) – Monster (Remastered)

  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 2 (CD) – Monster (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 (CD) – Monster (Remixed) 

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

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

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

  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. 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. 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)

EXPANDED 2-CD

Disc 1 – Monster (Remastered)

  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 2 – Monster (Remixed) 

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

EXPANDED 2-LP

Side A – Monster (Remastered)

  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

Side B – Monster (Remastered) 

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

Side C – Monster (Remixed)

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

Side D – Monster (Remixed)

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

STANDARD 1-LP

Side A – Monster (Remastered)

  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

Side B – Monster (Remastered) 

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

DELUXE DIGITAL ALBUM

“Disc 1” – Monster (Remastered)*

  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 2” – Monster (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. Experiment 4-28 no vocal
  14. Highland Fling 4-29
  15. Cranky 4-29

"Disc 3"– Monster (Remixed)*

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

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

  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
  15. Losing My Religion
  16. You
  17. Departure
  18. Orange Crush
  19. Get Up
  20. Star 69
  21. Let Me In
  22. Everybody Hurts
  23. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
  24. Pop Song 89
  25. 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).

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