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Monday, August 24, 2009

R.E.M. release Live at the Olympia on Oct. 26

According to, REM will release

October 26th, R.E.M. will release Live at the Olympia, a two-CD set of 39 songs from the group's 'working rehearsals' in Dublin, Ireland," produced by Dubliner Jacknife Lee who co-produced their album Accelerate.

"Live At The Olympia" ventures back to the first week in July 2007, when R.E.M. set up camp at the venerable Olympia Theatre in Ireland's capital city and tested new material over five nights before fired-up, capacity crowds comprised of fan club members, friends, family, and fans from all over the world who were party to R.E.M.'s so-called 'experiment in terror.' 'We were just trying to do something we hadn't done before,' said guitarist Peter Buck, 'which meant there was no relaxing during the set. Every second we were playing something we didn't know all that well. Which was kind of good... there were all kinds of terror elements going on during that show.'

...A special edition 2 CD & DVD set will contain a film of the Dublin shows by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah, who previously worked with R.E.M. on "Ninetynights," "Six Days," and the video for "Supernatural Superserious."

Stream "Driver 8" live.

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