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R.E.M. Announce Street Date For Upcoming New Album, Collapse Into Now, March 8th, 2011
December 16 2010


R.E.M. Announce Street Date For Upcoming New Album, Collapse Into Now, March 8th, 2011


Fans who sign up for bandâs email list receive free download of new track âDiscovererâ

Those who pre-order Collapse Into Now on itunes the week of December 20th will receive an instant download of âIt Happened Todayâ

December 16th, 2010 â Burbank, CA â R.E.M. Have announced that Warner Bros. Records will release their upcoming new album, Collapse Into Now, on March 8th, 2011. The full-track-listing, which was revealed on R.E.M's official website on november 25th, is below. Yesterday, a free download of âDiscovererâ was made available to fans that signed up for R.E.M's email list via www.remhq.com. Those who preorder collapse into now on itunes the week of December 20th will receive an instant download of âIt Happened Today"

For collapse into now, R.E.M., which is singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills, re-teamed with Grammy Award-winning producer Jacknife Lee, who produced the bandâs acclaimed previous album Accelerate. Lee is also noted for his work on albums by U2, Snow Patrol, The Hives, and Indie Stalwarts Kasabian, Editors, Aqualung, and Bloc Party. R.E.M. And Lee recorded the album in New Orleans at the music shed and in Berlin at the famed Hansa Studios, where several legendary albums, including David Bowieâs Heroes, U2âs Achtung Baby, and Iggy Popâs Lust for Life, were made. Additional recordings and mixing was done at the venerable Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

The band has also revealed that collapse into now features some very special guests: Patti Smith, guitarist Lenny Kaye, Peaches, Eddie Vedder, and The Hidden Cameras frontman Joel Gibb.

Collapse into Now is the follow-up to 2008âs Accelerate, which debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, topped the alternative, rock, digital, and internet (physical goods) charts in the U.S., and debuted at no. 1 in Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. It spawned three hit singles âSupernatural Superserious,â âHollow Man,â and âMan-Sized Wreath." the band also released a two-cd live set, entitled R.E.M. Live at the Olympia, last October.

The track-listing for collapse into now is as follows:

Discoverer
All the best
Berlin
Oh my heart
It happened today
Every day is yours to win
Mine smell like honey
Walk it back
Alligator aviator autopilot antimatter
That someone is you
Me, marlon brando, marlon brando and i
Blue


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