R.E.M. Debuts Previously Unreleased Demo

rem 101209 R.E.M. Debuts Previously Unreleased DemoIn preparation for the re-release of their 1985 classic Fables of the Reconstruction, [lastfm]R.E.M.[/lastfm] has offered up a free stream of their previously unreleased track “Throw Those Trolls Away.” The stream is currently available through the band’s website.

The new two-disc edition of Fables of the Reconstruction features a remaster of the original album, along with 14 demo tracks. According to guitarist Peter Buck, the album represents the best of R.E.M.’s unique sound.

“It’s a personal favorite,” Buck said in a statement. “And I’m really proud of how strange it is. Nobody but R.E.M. could have made that record. It took our four twisted personalities and the legendary Joe Boyd to make an album that character-filled and vibey.”

The reissue hit stores this week.

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