Saturday, October 11, 2014

VIDEO: R.E.M. preview REMTV box set

R.E.M. have issued a video of a 1991 MTV performance of “Fall On Me” as a preview to their forthcoming 6-DVD box set, “REMTV.”

Due November 24, the package highlights the band’s appearances on MTV, including live performances, visits and award show highlights, as well as a new documentary about the band and network's mutual history.

Disc One combines R.E.M.'s first and second performances on MTV Unplugged, along with the outtakes that debuted earlier this year on the audio release, Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions.

Disc Two opens with the band's 1998 VH1 Storytellers performance, including two previously unaired songs. Performances from various MTV award shows through the years, as well as the band’s 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame round out the second disc.

The next three discs present a series of rare live performances recorded between 1995 and 2008 in countries around the world.

Disc 6 presents the new feature-length documentary, "R.E.M. By MTV", which draws exclusively on archival events, the film traces R.E.M. and MTV’s parallel growth in real time.

"It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York-- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release,” said longtime manager Bertis Downs. “And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras-- it has some great funny bits too!"

Release date: November 24

Disc 1

Unplugged 1991
Outtakes 1991
Unplugged 2001
Outtakes 2001

Disc 2

VH1 Storytellers
Storytellers Outtakes
The Cutting Edge
MTV 10th Anniversary Special
Video Music Awards 1993
Video Music Awards 1995
European Music Awards 1998
European Music Awards 2001
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2007
The Colbert Report 2008

Disc 3

REM In Dallas
REM Uplink At Bowery Balroom
Live In Cologne
Live In Cologne Outtakes

Disc 4

REM At The Tabernacle, London
MTV Sonic Milan
Rock AM Ring
Rock AM Outtakes

Disc 5

Live At Rolling Stone, Milan
Live At Oxegen Festival
REM Live In Athens, Greece

Disc 6

Deleted Scenes

See also:

R.E.M. bassist breaks news of David Letterman’s retirement
R.E.M. singer to induct Nirvana into Rock Hall
R.E.M. to release two Unplugged concerts on Record Store Day
R.E.M. announce break-up
Search R.E.M. at hennemusic