- 29 Oct 19
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s ninth album Monster.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Monster, R.E.M. will reissue their ninth album on November 1. The 1994 record is going to be re-released digitally, on LP and as other special edition packages you can check out below.
Deluxe Edition Box Set
A five-CD, one-Blu-ray deluxe box set will include the original album, a special 2019 remix from Monster producer Scott Litt, a CD of previously unreleased demos from the album and a complete live 1995 performance captured in Chicago.
The accompanying Blu-ray will offer Monster in both hi-resolution audio and 5.1 Surround Sound, as well as a host of video content including the 90-minute film Road Movie which documents R.E.M.'s 1995 tour and all six music videos from Monster.
The collection is packaged in a five-and-a-half-inch 80 page portfolio book, featuring liner notes by journalist Matthew Perpetua—with new insight from band members—and archival photographs.
The expanded 2-CD edition offers the original album remastered, plus a special 2019 remix from producer Scott Litt, who, after twenty-four years of wishing it had been a better mix, got his chance. The results are wonderful and different (and the vocals are easier to hear).
Additionally, the lift-top box set features liner notes by Perpetua (including new insight from band members), archival photographs, and reimagined cover art.
Deluxe LP Edition
An expanded edition of Monster, offering the original album and the 2019 remixed version, will also be available on two 180-gram vinyl LPs or two CDs, both featuring alternate cover art originally created 25 years ago by longtime R.E.M. designer Chris Bilheimer.
Visit the REMHQ Store to preview and pre-order #Monster25 as a Deluxe Box Set, CD, or LP.