Rock icons R.E.M. are honoring the 25th anniversary of their landmark Automatic For The People by rereleasing the multiplatinum album in a variety of formats, the most extensive of which is the Deluxe Anniversary Edition that contains the very first commercially available music mixed in Dolby Atmos, delivering an immersive and engaging experience.
Craft Recordings, the catalog division of Concord Music Group, will release the 25th Anniversary and Deluxe Anniversary editions of the landmark album on November 10. The Deluxe Anniversary Edition will offer a wide-ranging array of previously unreleased material the band selected, including 20 never-before-heard demos from the LP’s sessions, including the fully-realized, unreleased track “Mike’s Pop Song” and the oft-mused about song, “Devil Rides Backwards.”
Also included in both the 25th Anniversary and Deluxe editions of the album, which was remastered from the original analog tapes by Stephen Marcussen, is a full live set from Live At The 40 Watt Club 11/19/92. Performed in R.E.M.’s hometown of Athens, GA, it was the band’s only live show that year.