Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982–1987

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Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982–1987
Several R.E.M. album and single covers laid on top of one another
Compilation album by R.E.M.
Released May 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)
Recorded 1981–1987
Genre Alternative rock
Length 165:29
Language English
Label EMI
Producer Joe Boyd, Don Dixon, Mitch Easter, Don Gehman, Scott Litt
R.E.M. chronology
Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
(2014)
Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982–1987
(2014)
Complete Rarities: Warner Bros. 1988–2011
(2014)

Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982–1987 is a 2014 compilation album featuring songs released by alternative rock band R.E.M. during their time on I.R.S. Records.[1] The compilation's title is incorrect, as the first two tracks were released in July 1981.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe except as indicated.

Disc 1
  1. " Radio Free Europe" (Original Hib-Tone single A-Side) – 3:48
  2. "Sitting Still" (Original Hib-Tone single B-Side) – 3:16
  3. "White Tornado" (single B-side) – 1:56
  4. "Gardening at Night" (Different Vocal Mix) – 3:30
  5. "Gardening at Night" (Acoustic) – 3:54
  6. "All the Right Friends" – 3:54
  7. "Moon River" (Johnny Mercer) – 2:21
  8. "Pretty Persuasion"  – 4:02
  9. "There She Goes Again" (Lou Reed) (single B-side)  – 2:49
  10. "Tighten Up" (Archie Bell, Billy Buttier) – 4:09
  11. "Ages of You" (Live) – 3:48
  12. "We Walk" (Live) – 3:17
  13. "1,000,000" (Live) (12" B-side) – 3:26
  14. "Gardening at Night" (Electric Demo) – 4:44
  15. "Just a Touch" – 2:38
  16. "King of the Road" (Roger Miller) (single B-side) – 3:14
  17. "Pale Blue Eyes" (Reed) (single B-side) – 2:54
  18. "Voice of Harold" (single B-side) – 4:25
  19. "Walters Theme" (single B-side) – 1:32
  20. "White Tornado (single B-side)" – 1:52
  21. "Windout" (Jerry Ayers, Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe) – 1:49
  22. "Wind Out" (With Friends) (Ayers, Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe)  – 2:00
  23. "9–9" (Live) – 3:06
  24. "Gardening at Night" (Live) (12" B-side) – 3:48
  25. "Catapult" (Live) (single B-side) – 4:03
Disc 2
  1. "Ages of You" – 3:43
  2. "Bandwagon" (Berry, Buck, Mills, Lynda Stipe, M. Stipe) (single B-side) – 2:17
  3. "Burning Down" (single B-side) – 4:12
  4. "Burning Hell" (12" B-side) – 3:49
  5. "Crazy" (Randy Bewley, Vanessa Briscoe, Curtis Crowe, Michael Lachowski) (single B-side) – 3:03
  6. "Driver 8" (Live) (12" B-side) – 3:30
  7. "Bad Day" – 3:03
  8. "Femme Fatale" (Reed) (12" B-side) – 2:50
  9. "Hyena" (Demo) – 2:49
  10. "Mystery to Me" (Demo) – 2:01
  11. "Rotary Ten" (single B-side) – 2:01
  12. "Theme from Two Steps Onward" (Demo) – 4:37
  13. "Tired of Singing Trouble" – 0:59
  14. "Toys in the Attic" (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) (12" B-side) – 2:28
  15. "Romance" – 3:27
  16. "Last Date" (12" B-side) – 2:16
  17. "Finest Worksong" (Lengthy Club Mix) (12" B-side) – 5:52
  18. "Finest Worksong" (Mutual Drum Horn Mix) (single A-side) – 3:51
  19. "Finest Worksong" (Other Mix) (12" B-side) – 3:46
  20. "Maps and Legends" (Live) (single B-side) – 3:16
  21. "Disturbance at the Heron House" (Live) (12" B-side) – 3:26
  22. "The One I Love" (Live) (single B-side) – 4:06
  23. "Swan Swan H" (Acoustic) – 2:42
  24. "(All I Have to Do Is) Dream" (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:38
  25. "Time After Time Etc." (Includes excerpts from "So. Central Rain" and "Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel) (Live) (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe, Gabriel) (single B-side) – 8:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R.E.M.’s 50-track ‘Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982–1987’ Due Out Digitally Next Month". slicingupeyeballs.com. April 21, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.