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Unlike its companion, Complete Rarities: IRS 1982-1987, the music collected on the 2014 digital-only Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988-2011 hasn't been anthologized often. Bits and pieces have been rounded up in singles boxes, and there was a "Rarities and B-sides" bonus disc added to the 2003 compilation In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003, but there was no Warner-era equivalent of Dead Letter Office, and the expanded editions of the albums often skimped on bonus tracks. So this mammoth collection -- 131 tracks, all instrumentals, alternate, and singles, mixes, covers, and live tracks that never appeared on albums -- is noteworthy for providing a service for dedicated fans who nevertheless stopped buying all those multi-part CD singles somewhere around New Adventures in Hi-Fi or Up. The eagle-eyed will notice there are a few songs missing -- usually, these are alternate versions from the early '90s -- but there are also a couple of live cover versions M.I.A., along with instrumental B-sides from Automatic for the People -- but the sheer heft of the set guarantees that almost all will take its title claim of "Complete" as factual; it's close enough to complete for most intents and purposes. Also, as it's a digital clearinghouse and not a sequenced compilation, it's designed to be cherry-picked and not listened to straight through (after all, it'd take many hours to finish). Unlike its I.R.S. cousin, there aren't many major songs tucked away here -- only the Automatic-era "It's a Free World Baby" and "Fretless" count, with the Accelerate flips "Redhead Walking" and "Airliner" also coming close -- which in itself suggests the shifting dynamics within the band and in the industry in the '90s and 2000s. Once Bill Berry left after 1996's New Adventures, R.E.M. worked harder to complete records, so there weren't as many rarities lying around, and that explains the lack of originals, but the real key to this absurdly large set is that the band was required to churn out B-sides for multi-part singles in every market in the world. The easiest way to do this was through live versions, covers and, for a brief moment, remixes (R.E.M.'s music never lent itself to dance mixes but 808 State did overhaul "King of Comedy"). It's flotsam and jetsam, and although it sometimes sounds like filler, there's enough enjoyable music here to make it worthwhile for those dedicated fans wishing to round out their collection.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Funtime
00:02:14

R.E.M., MainArtist - Iggy Pop, ComposerLyricist - David Bowie, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1988 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 2

1
Ghost Rider
00:03:45

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Alan Vega, ComposerLyricist - Martin Reverby, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1988 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Dark Globe
00:01:52

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Syd Barrett, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1988 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 3

1
Pop Song 89 (Acoustic Version)
00:02:56

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1989 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 4

1
Memphis Train Blues
00:01:39

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1988 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Skin Tight (Live From Orlando, FL / 4/30/1989)
00:02:03

Leroy Bonner, ComposerLyricist - Marshall Jones, ComposerLyricist - Ralph Middlebrooks, ComposerLyricist - Marvin Pierce, ComposerLyricist - Clarence Satchell, ComposerLyricist - R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Jim Williams, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1988 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 5

1
Losing My Religion (Live / Acoustic)
00:04:44

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 2020 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Losing My Religion (Live At The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland / 2005)
00:04:53

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - Emer Patten, Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2007 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C. Under exclusive license to Concord Music Group, Inc.

3
Rotary Eleven
00:02:31

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 6

1
You Are The Everything (Live From Greensboro Coliseum, NC / 11/10/1989)
00:04:42

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1991 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Love Is All Around (Live From Los Angeles, CA / 4/1/1991)
00:03:12

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Reg Presley, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1991 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 7

1
Shiny Happy People (Dance To The Music Mix)
00:04:44

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1991 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Shiny Happy People (Pop Mix)
00:04:04

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1991 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Shiny Happy People (Hip Mix)
00:03:36

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1991 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 8

1
It's A Free World Baby
00:05:11

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Winged Mammal Theme
00:02:54

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
First We Take Manhattan
00:06:03

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Leonard Cohen, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 9

1
Everybody Hurts (Album Fade)
00:04:59

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Mandolin Strum
00:03:45

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Orange Crush (Live From Georgia / November 1989)
00:03:59

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 10

1
Man On The Moon (Album Edit)
00:04:43

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1992 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Arms Of Love
00:03:31

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 11

1
World Leader Pretend (Live From Charleston, WV / 4/28/1991)
00:05:14

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author - Larry Groce, Producer, Recording Producer - Andy Ridenour, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Belong (Live From Charleston, WV / 4/28/1991)
00:04:38

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author - Larry Groce, Producer, Recording Producer - Andy Ridenour, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Low (Live From Charleston, WV / 4/28/1991)
00:04:57

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author - Larry Groce, Producer, Recording Producer - Andy Ridenour, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 12

1
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
00:02:40

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - GEORGE DAVID WEISS, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Hugo Peretti, ComposerLyricist - Luigi Creatore, ComposerLyricist - Linda Solomon, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Fretless
00:04:49

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 13

1
Everybody Hurts (Live At The MTV Video Awards, Los Angeles, CA / 9/2/1993)
00:05:32

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Orange Crush (Instrumental)
00:03:47

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1993 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 14

1
Fall On Me (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:03:23

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Me In Honey (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:04:16

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Finest Worksong (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:04:10

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 15

1
Drive (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:04:16

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Funtime (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:02:16

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Iggy Pop, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - David Bowie, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Radio Free Europe (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:04:42

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 16

1
What's The Frequency, Kenneth? (Live On S.N.L. New York, NY / 11/12/1994)
00:04:05

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Bang And Blame (Live On S.N.L. New York, NY / 11/12/1994)
00:04:52

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
I Don't Sleep, I Dream (Live On S.N.L. New York, NY / 11/12/1994)
00:03:49

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1995 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 17

1
What's The Frequency, Kenneth? (Radio Version)
00:03:59

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Monty Got A Raw Deal (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:04:22

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Everybody Hurts (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:05:41

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

4
Man On The Moon (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:05:21

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 18

1
Bang And Blame (Without Between Track Noise)
00:04:52

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Losing My Religion (Applause Faded / Live From Athens, GA /11/19/1992)
00:04:42

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
Country Feedback (Applause Faded / Live From Athens, GA /11/19/1992)
00:04:18

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

4
Begin The Begin (Live From Athens, GA / 11/19/1992)
00:03:47

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1994 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 19

1
Undertow (Live From Atlanta, GA / 11/18/1995)
00:05:03

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, Author - PETER BUCK, Author - William Berry, Author - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, Author

℗ 1996 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

2
Wichita Lineman (Live From Houston, TX / 9/15/1995)
00:03:17

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Jimmy Webb, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 1996 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

3
New Test Leper (Acoustic / Live From Seattle, WA / 4/19/1996)
00:05:28

R.E.M., Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1996 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

DISC 20

1
Tricycle (Instrumental)
00:01:57

R.E.M., MainArtist - MICHAEL STIPE, ComposerLyricist - PETER BUCK, ComposerLyricist - William Berry, ComposerLyricist - SCOTT LITT, Producer, Recording Producer - Michael Mills, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1996 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C.

Album Description

Unlike its companion, Complete Rarities: IRS 1982-1987, the music collected on the 2014 digital-only Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988-2011 hasn't been anthologized often. Bits and pieces have been rounded up in singles boxes, and there was a "Rarities and B-sides" bonus disc added to the 2003 compilation In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003, but there was no Warner-era equivalent of Dead Letter Office, and the expanded editions of the albums often skimped on bonus tracks. So this mammoth collection -- 131 tracks, all instrumentals, alternate, and singles, mixes, covers, and live tracks that never appeared on albums -- is noteworthy for providing a service for dedicated fans who nevertheless stopped buying all those multi-part CD singles somewhere around New Adventures in Hi-Fi or Up. The eagle-eyed will notice there are a few songs missing -- usually, these are alternate versions from the early '90s -- but there are also a couple of live cover versions M.I.A., along with instrumental B-sides from Automatic for the People -- but the sheer heft of the set guarantees that almost all will take its title claim of "Complete" as factual; it's close enough to complete for most intents and purposes. Also, as it's a digital clearinghouse and not a sequenced compilation, it's designed to be cherry-picked and not listened to straight through (after all, it'd take many hours to finish). Unlike its I.R.S. cousin, there aren't many major songs tucked away here -- only the Automatic-era "It's a Free World Baby" and "Fretless" count, with the Accelerate flips "Redhead Walking" and "Airliner" also coming close -- which in itself suggests the shifting dynamics within the band and in the industry in the '90s and 2000s. Once Bill Berry left after 1996's New Adventures, R.E.M. worked harder to complete records, so there weren't as many rarities lying around, and that explains the lack of originals, but the real key to this absurdly large set is that the band was required to churn out B-sides for multi-part singles in every market in the world. The easiest way to do this was through live versions, covers and, for a brief moment, remixes (R.E.M.'s music never lent itself to dance mixes but 808 State did overhaul "King of Comedy"). It's flotsam and jetsam, and although it sometimes sounds like filler, there's enough enjoyable music here to make it worthwhile for those dedicated fans wishing to round out their collection.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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