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R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition LP)
R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition LP)
R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition LP)
R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition LP)

Craft Recordings

R.E.M. - Monster (25th Anniversary Edition LP)

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When Monster was released in September 1994, the members of R.E.M. were at a crossroads in their career. Singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry were decompressing from the massive commercial and critical success of 1991’s Out of Time and 1992’s Automatic for the People. In just a few years, the Athens, GA, four-piece had become one of the biggest, most recognizable bands in the world. It had also been six years since the group had toured. By the time that work began on Monster, they were itching to end their self-imposed hiatus and get back on the road. The band was also looking for a sonic shake-up. While R.E.M.’s last two albums were full of ballads, acoustic rock songs and intricate arrangements, the group was ready to record something grittier, brasher and highly playable on stage.

Celebrating Monster's 25th anniversary, this 180-gram single disc edition offers the original album remastered. Highlights include the singles “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush with Eyeliner,” “Star 69,” “Strange Currencies,” “Tongue,” and “Bang and Blame.”

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Monster (Remastered)

Side A

1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
2. Crush With Eyeliner
3. King Of Comedy
4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
5. Star 69
6. Strange Currencies

Side B

1. Tongue
2. Bang And Blame
3. I Took Your Name
4. Let Me In
5. Circus Envy
6. You

  • Featuring the hits: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?," "Bang and Blame," "Crush With Eyeliner" and more
  • Remastered Album; from the original analog master
  • 180-gram vinyl
  • Featuring the original 1994 album cover art

 

Details

When Monster was released in September 1994, the members of R.E.M. were at a crossroads in their career. Singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry were decompressing from the massive commercial and critical success of 1991’s Out of Time and 1992’s Automatic for the People. In just a few years, the Athens, GA, four-piece had become one of the biggest, most recognizable bands in the world. It had also been six years since the group had toured. By the time that work began on Monster, they were itching to end their self-imposed hiatus and get back on the road. The band was also looking for a sonic shake-up. While R.E.M.’s last two albums were full of ballads, acoustic rock songs and intricate arrangements, the group was ready to record something grittier, brasher and highly playable on stage.

Celebrating Monster's 25th anniversary, this 180-gram single disc edition offers the original album remastered. Highlights include the singles “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush with Eyeliner,” “Star 69,” “Strange Currencies,” “Tongue,” and “Bang and Blame.”

Questions? 
Read our Store FAQ or Contact Us

Tracklist

Monster (Remastered)

Side A

1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
2. Crush With Eyeliner
3. King Of Comedy
4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
5. Star 69
6. Strange Currencies

Side B

1. Tongue
2. Bang And Blame
3. I Took Your Name
4. Let Me In
5. Circus Envy
6. You

Features

  • Featuring the hits: "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?," "Bang and Blame," "Crush With Eyeliner" and more
  • Remastered Album; from the original analog master
  • 180-gram vinyl
  • Featuring the original 1994 album cover art