Finest Worksong

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"Finest Worksong"
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Document
B-side "Time After Time, Etc." (Live)
Released March 1988 (US/CAN)
April 1988 (UK/Holland)
Format 12" Single/7" Single/3" CD Single/CD Single
Recorded 1987
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:48
Label IRS Records
Writer(s) Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe[1]
Producer(s) Scott Litt & R.E.M.
R.E.M. singles chronology
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
(1987)
"Finest Worksong"
(1988)
"Orange Crush"
(1988)

"Finest Worksong" was the third and final single released from R.E.M.'s fifth studio album Document. It peaked at #50 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1988, at the time the group's highest-charting single in the UK.

The single version of the song (also known as Mutual Drum Horn Mix), featuring a new horn section by The Uptown Horns, was placed on R.E.M.'s I.R.S. Records compilation Eponymous. This was the last original single the band released on I.R.S. Records.

Track listing[edit]

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

7" single

  1. "Finest Worksong" – 3:50
  2. "Time After Time, Etc." (live)1 – 8:22

12" single and 3" CD single

  1. "Finest Worksong" – 3:50
  2. "Time After Time, Etc." (live)1 – 8:22
  3. "Finest Worksong" (Lengthy Club Mix) – 5:52
  4. "Finest Worksong" (Other Mix) – 3:47

UK CD single

  1. "Finest Worksong"
  2. "Time After Time, Etc." (live)1
  3. "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"

Notes[edit]

1 Recorded at the Muziekcentrum, Utrecht, The Netherlands; September 14, 1987, this live medley included "Time After Time", a snippet of Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain" and "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums". R.E.M.HQ. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - REM - Finest Worksong". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Document - R.E.M.". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 

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