In honor of its 25th anniversary, [lastfm]R.E.M.[/lastfm] are re-releasing their 1985 college rock classic Fables of the Reconstruction. The reissue features a second disc of outtakes, demos, and previously unreleased tune from the Georgia rockers.
Several tracks on the new collection, including “Throw Those Trolls Away,” have never been released.
Guitarist [lastfm]Peter Buck[/lastfm] called Fables, the band’s third release, “a personal favorite.”
“I’m really proud of how strange it is,” he said. “Nobody but R.E.M. could have made that record. It took our four twisted personalities and the legendary [lastfm]Joe Boyd[/lastfm] to make an album that character-filled and vibey.”
The digitally remastered two-disc set comes out on July 13.