"Up" - R.E.M.

25th Anniversary Edition

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Full Track Listing:

Disc One:

  • Airportman
  • Lotus
  • Suspicion
  • Hope
  • At My Most Beautiful
  • The Apologist
  • Sad Professor
  • You’re In The Air
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Why Not Smile
  • Daysleeper
  • Diminished
  • Parakeet
  • Falls To Climb

Disc 2

  • Introduction
  • What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
  • Lotus
  • Daysleeper
  • Country Feedback
  • Walk Unafraid
  • Losing My Religion
  • Parakeet
  • The Apologist
  • It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
  • I’m Not Over You
  • Man On The Moon

Disc 3 – BluRay

  • Up Audio 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Up Hi-Resolution Audio
  • This Way Up (press kit)
  • Uptake (studio performance, includes Daysleeper, Lotus, Suspicion, At My Most Beautiful, Parakeet and Sad Professor)
  • Daysleeper (music video)
  • Lotus (music video)
  • At My Most Beautiful (music video)

Background Information

“Walk Unafraid” was a song featured on R.E.M.‘s 1998 album, Up. At the time of the release of the album, Michael Stipe himself revealed he had some writing assistance on the song. Stipe shared that Bono should be considered as helping out with the album, “Bono should be added to that list too. He was definitely there. He helped me write the second verse of ‘Walk Unafraid’ which is my favorite song on the record. I told him what I wanted it to be, and I’m like, ‘I think I’m making these proclamations and I don’t want that.’ And he was like, ‘turn it into a question’ and it was like a light bulb went off. I would’ve never thought of that in the three more months of tearing whatever hair I have left, trying to get the lyrics finished.” Bono, however, is not credited in the original booklet for the album, nor in subsequent releases of the song, such as this one.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album, R.E.M. reissued the album through Craft Recordings. The album was remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering for this release. The reissue was available as a double CD, a double vinyl, and a double CD with Blu-ray set, and a digital release. The double vinyl only contains the original album tracks. The other formats contain a previously unreleased concert in audio form, recorded at R.E.M.‘s concert at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles on February 17, 1999. The concert was filmed for an episode of Party of Five and one song was used in the television show, but R.E.M. used that occasion to play the rest of the show for fans.

The double CD with Blu-ray set includes the album in both high resolution and 5.1 Surround Sound formats as well as a number of promotional items.

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