R.E.M. - Monster (Expanded) [2LP] (25th Anniversary, 180 Gram, remastered plus new 2019 remixed album, reimagined cover artwork)

by Craft Recordings

2-LP, 180-gram vinyl

- Featuring the hits: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?," "Bang and Blame," "Crush With Eyeliner" and more

- Remastered Album; from the original analog master

- 2019 Completely Remixed Album, by original producer, Scott Litt

- Plus new liner notes, featuring interviews from members of the band

- Reimagined artwork by the original cover artist, Chris Bilheimer

R.E.M.’s ninth album, Monster, was released at a time when the band were coming off the peak of their mainstream success, following Out of Time (1991) and Automatic For The People (1992). Coming from a long break in touring (the band famously didn’t tour with the two previous records), Monster represented an intentional shift in R.E.M.’s sound, a “return to rock” with guitar laden, simple arrangements. It was released to strong reviews and significant global success - reaching #1 on Billboard, and least 7 other countries. In 1995 the band promoted that album with their first concert tour since 1989 (although several band members suffered health problems). The album includes the singles; “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush with Eyeliner,” “Bang and Blame,” and “Strange Currencies.

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