It’s hard to believe, but 25 years have passed since R.E.M. first unleashed their major label debut to the world, Green. In celebration of the milestone, the alternative rock guys have announced that they’ll release a special deluxe reissue of the album on May 14.
The set, called Green: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, will feature two discs that pack a remastered version of the original release, plus an album offering 21 live performances that were recorded at R.E.M’s November 10, 1989 show in Greensboro, N.C.
In addition, the guys will be releasing a limited edition EP on Record Store Day, which falls on April 20 this year, called Live in Greensboro. The EP offers five live performances from the same Greensboro show that won’t come with the 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, including “Strange,” “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry),” “Feeling Gravity's Pull,” “King of Birds” and “I Remember California.”