Less than a month after releasing their 6-DVD video retrospective, REMTV, fans of Athens’ R.E.M. get another look into the bands early years with 7IN – 83-88, a collection of 7″ reissues of singles from first the band’s decade. The singles chart R.E.M.’s overnight success in the early 80’s, following the band’s rise at the head of a new movement in music.
The last year of this collection marked the end of their partnership with I.R.S. Records, and this video from that year shows the band looking back at the college town that nurtured their early years and saw the start of a new movement in alt-rock.