Yesterday, Craft Recordings announced an exciting new reissue that brings a popular compilation back to vinyl for the first time in 15 years. In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 was originally released in 2003 and collected 18 tracks from the band’s post-IRS era, including their biggest hits (“Losing My Religion,” “Man On the Moon,” “Stand,” Everybody Hurts”), soundtrack recordings (“All the Right Friends,” “The Great Beyond”), collaborations (“E-Bow the Letter” with Patti Smith), and then-new recordings (“Bad Day” and “Animal”). In all, it’s a well-curated sampler of fifteen years’ worth of material from their Warner Bros. catalog that has been certified multi-platinum in territories worldwide.
When the collection first hit shops in the last decade, listeners had the option of enjoying the it on CD, 2-CD, DVD-A, cassette, and a lavish 18-CD box set with one track per disc. For whatever reason, the original 2-LP set was limited to European territories and original pressings now command high prices online. On June 14, Craft will re-release the 2-LP collection on audiophile-quality, 180-gram black vinyl and Barnes and Noble-exclusive translucent blue vinyl configurations. The discs are housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. R.E.M.’s online shop will also offer exclusive merchandise bundles for the LP set.
So mark your calendars for the return of In Time: The Best of R.E.M 1988-2003, which comes back to vinyl on June 14. Keep scrolling for pre-order links for all the configurations, as well as a full track listing!
R.E.M, In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (originally Warner Bros. LP 9362-48381-1, 2003 — reissued Craft Recordings, 2019)
- Man On the Moon
- The Great Beyond
- Bad Day
- What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
- All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
- Losing My Religion
- E-Bow The Letter
- Orange Crush
- Imitation of Life
- The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
- All The Right Friends
- Everybody Hurts
- At My Most Beautiful