Friday, September 23, 2011

R.E.M. To Put Out A Final Greatest Hits Compilation

Along with the rest of the music world, we were definitely taken aback when alt-rock mainstays R.E.M. announced their split after 31 years as a band. We actually have never known a world where R.E.M. hasn't been a band, so we all have a lot of memories tied to their earlier work as we were growing up.

It seems the timing now makes a bit more sense, though, as their publicist has confirmed that the band will be releasing a post-mortem greatest hits compilation entitled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 to be released on November 15 after fans noticed that an Amazon page for the album popped up. The compilation will also feature new songs recorded following the sessions for their last (ever) proper studio album, this year's Collapse Into Now.

There's no track list currently available, but there's no doubt in my mind that one of my personal favorites, "Man On The Moon," will show up. What other songs do you think will be included?

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