Oh, man - I just got one of those icy spine shivvers.
(Want one too?)
R.E.M's "Fables Of The Reconstruction" ...is 25 years old.
TWENTY-FIVE. (And I bet more than a few of you aren't even that old, hm? Put that beer down.)
In celebration of time flying like you just can't believe, Capitol/ I.R.S. have released an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the R.E.M.’s classic 1985 album.
The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 14 previously unreleased demo recordings, cut prior to the album’s studio sessions, including one long-sought track that has never been released. The commemorative release also adds insightful new liner notes by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, with the 2CD package presented in a lift-top box with a poster and four postcards.
This being The Vinyl District however, we've got a copy of the remastered original album on 180-gram vinyl to mail to one of you old codgers.
We'll keep it easy because, well, you've earned it after all these years. Simply sing the praises of the band, or the release, or some far flung memory from 'back in the day' in the comments to this post and the most compelling gets a brand new copy mailed to him or her around which new memories will be borne. Or forgotten. Who knows.
Remember to leave us a contact email address—important!—and we'll choose one of you nostalgia buffs next Monday, 8/9!