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R.E.M. to Release 1991 + 2001 MTV ‘Unplugged’ Shows as Separate Double-LP Sets

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If you missed out on R.E.M.‘s Record Store Day exclusive four-LP set, ‘Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions,’ you’ll have another chance to score the albums on vinyl — but this time as separate releases.

R.E.M. hold the distinction of being the only band to headline MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ twice: once in 1991 while riding the ‘Buzz Bin’ success of ‘Losing My Religion’ and again a decade later after the departure of drummer Bill Berry and in the midst of the band’s melodic passion for the Beach Boys.

‘Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions’ was made available for Record Store Day this past April by Rhino Records and is comprised of 33 songs from the performances — 11 of which never aired on TV.

Now, both shows will be released as separate double-LP sets  on Sept. 2. Check out the tracklistings below:

1991 ‘Unplugged
Side One
1. ‘Half A World Away’
2. ‘Disturbance at the Heron House’
3. ‘Radio Song’
4. ‘Low’

Side Two
1. ‘Perfect Circle’
2. ‘Fall on Me’
3. ‘Belong’
4. ‘Love Is All Around’

Side Three
1. ‘Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’
2. ‘Losing My Religion’
3. ‘Pop Song 89′
4. ‘Endgame’

Side Four
1. ‘Fretless’*
2. ‘Swan Swan H’*
3. ‘Rotary 11’*
4. ‘Get Up’*
5. ‘World Leader Pretend’*

2001 ‘Unplugged
Side One
1. ‘All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)’
2. ‘Electrolite’
3. ‘At My Most Beautiful’
4. ‘Daysleeper’

Side Two
1. ‘So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)’
2. ‘Losing My Religion’
3. ‘Country Feedback’
4. ‘Cuyahoga’

Side Three
1. ‘Imitation of Life’
2. ‘Find the River’
3. ‘The One I Love’*
4. ‘Disappear’*

Side Four
1. ‘Beat a Drum’*
2. ‘I’ve Been High’*
3. ‘I’ll Take the Rain’*
4. ‘Sad Professor’*

*Not included in original television broadcast

R.E.M. Perform ‘Losing My Religion’ On Their 1991 MTV ‘Unplugged’ session:

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