How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" is a song by R.E.M., released as the fourth and final single from their tenth studio album in 1997. It was released in Germany and Japan. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
b-side was an alternate recording of "Be Mine". Other b-sides for the maxi-single include a cover of The Troggs' " Love Is All Around," previously released on the soundtrack for (1996) and I Shot Andy Warhol Vic Chesnutt's "Sponge," previously released on the Chesnutt benefit album (1996). Sweet Relief II
This song was briefly featured in
. It was the final R.E.M. single to feature Bowling for Columbine Bill Berry until " #9 Dream" in 2007, and the music video was the last to include Berry.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by
Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe unless otherwise indicated.
"How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" – 4:34
"Be Mine" (Mike on the Bus version) – 4:54
"Love Is All Around" (
Reg Presley) – 3:04 "Sponge" (
Vic Chesnutt) – 4:08
Personnel [ edit ]
"How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us"