R.E.M. have announced a 25th anniversary reissue of their acclaimed 1996 album, New Adventures In Hi-Fi.
New Adventures In Hi-Fi is set for release on October 29, while Craft Recordings offers a special reissue, available for pre-order now.
The bonus-filled 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Deluxe Edition offers a trove of audio-visual content, including the newly remastered album, 13 B-sides and rarities, a never-before-released 64-minute outdoor projection film (shown on buildings across five cities in 1996 to promote the album’s original release), and a previously unreleased 30-minute EPK.
Additionally, the Blu-ray features New Adventures in Hi-Fi in Hi-Res and 5.1 Surround Sound audio, plus five HD-restored music videos, including “Bittersweet Me,” “Electrolite,” and “E-Bow the Letter.”
Housed in a 52-page hardcover book, the collection includes archival photographs – many of which have never been published-plus new liner notes from journalist Mark Blackwell and reflections from all four original band members, as well as from Patti Smith, Thom Yorke, and producer Scott Litt.
An Expanded Edition is also available as a 2-CD or digital collection, including the remastered album along with B-sides and rarities. It offers an exclusive poster and four collectible postcards, as well as a booklet featuring new liner notes and archival photos.
Additionally, the newly remastered album will be available as a 2-LP set, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.
A limited-edition pressing on clear and black marbled vinyl is also available exclusively at R.E.M.’s official store (limited to 1,000 worldwide), along with special New Adventures in Hi-Fi merchandise.
One of R.E.M.’s most acclaimed albums, Hi-Fi also marks R.E.M.’s final album with drummer and founding member Bill Berry.
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