R.E.M. will release a live digital EP, entitled Reckoning Songs From The Olympia, through iTunes and all digital service providers on July 7th, 2009.
The EP features live versions of four songs from the band’s beloved second album Reckoning that were recorded during R.E.M.’s “working rehearsals” at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in July 2007. The track-listing is “Harborcoat,” “Letter Never Sent,” “Second Guessing,” and “Pretty Persuasion.” In its five-star live review, Q magazine said: ” Eleven new songs are played each night, while the remainder are a changing complement of oldies that pointedly contextualize the virgin material.”
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