R.E.M. to Release Career-Spanning Best-Of
Published Sep 22, 2011Now that rock veterans R.E.M. are officially broken up, it's only fitting that they cap off their legendary career with a greatest-hits album. Reportedly titled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011, the collection is reportedly due out on November 15 via Warner Bros.
Information about the album is still scarce, but Rolling Stone reported yesterday (September 21) that the band had a new greatest-hits compilation on the way before the end of the year. Now, Consequence of Sound points to a new Amazon listing with a few scraps of information.
This two-disc set will draw on the band's entire career, from their college rock days with I.R.S. Records to their mainstream explosion with Warner Bros. There will also apparently be a handful of new songs, recorded during the studio sessions following this year's Collapse into Now.
This isn't the band's first best-of set. Most recently, I.R.S. dropped And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 in 2006, while Warner Bros issued In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 back in 2003. The upcoming compilation will be the first album to span the band's entire career.
While we're waiting for the details to be confirmed, check out our list of 10 Moments That Defined R.E.M.'s Career.