R.E.M.’s 1991 breakthrough album Out of Time is being re-released as a special 25th Anniversary Edition jam-packed with bonus material on November 18th, via Concord Bicycle Music.
Out of Time will be released in three different formats. The 2-CD and 3-LP versions will include a remastered version of the original album alongside demo versions of every track, as well as demos for two non-album B-sides and a previously unreleased song. For true devotees, the 4-disc Deluxe Edition will include the remastered album and demos, plus recordings from the band’s performance on the radio program Mountain Stage and a Blu-Ray disc with all of the music videos from the album plus an electronic press kit called Time Piece which was never released to the public, featuring in-studio footage, exclusive performances and more. All versions will feature extensive liner notes by Annie Zaleski featuring interviews with all four band members and producers Scott Litt and John Keane.
Out of Time was R.E.M.’s first album to top both the US and UK charts. It sold 12 million copies worldwide and garnered seven Grammy nominations, including wins for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Short Form Music Video and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (the latter two awards for “Losing My Religion”).