R.E.M. continue their re-release schedule with a 25th anniversary re-issue of their 1994 album Monster, which will include a six-disc box set featuring unheard demos, a previously unreleased live concert, and a Blu-ray Road Movie film.

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The re-issue will also include a remixed version of the album by original producer Scott Litt and the re-release has already been trailed by a 2019 remix of Monster's debut single What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

The grungy, amped-up Monster was considered a return to rock after R.E.M.’s previous two albums, the semi-acoustic Automatic for The People and the orchestral pop of Out of Time.

R.E.M. continue their re-release schedule

The album went on to sell nine million copies worldwide and also marked R.E.M.s return to touring for the first time in six years. However, the Monster tour was bedeviled by health problems, including drummer Bill Berry suffering a brain aneurysm.

R.E.M. photographed by John Cooney for RTÉ in Luttrelstown Castle, Dublin in 1994

The band headlined Slane Castle in 1995 with Oasis among the support acts.

The new box set and a two LP vinyl edition are both released on November 1 on Craft Recordings.

Deluxe box set tracklisting:

Disc 1 (CD) – Monster (Remastered)

1. What's The Frequency, Kenneth?

2. Crush With Eyeliner

3. King Of Comedy

4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream

5. Star 69

6. Strange Currencies

7. Tongue

8. Bang And Blame

9. I Took Your Name

10. Let Me In

11. Circus Envy

12. You 

Disc 2 (CD) – Monster (Demos)

1. Pete’s Hit 

2. Uptempo Mo Distortion 

3. Uptempo Ricky 

4. Harlan County with Whistling

5. Lost Song

6. AM Boo

7. Mike’s Gtr

8. Sputnik 1 Remix

9. Black Sky 4-14 

10. Revolution 4-21

11. Rocker with vocal

12. Time Is On Mike’s Side

13. 1Experiment 4-28 no vocal

14. Highland Fling 4-29

15. Cranky 4-29

Disc 3 (CD) – Monster (Remixed) 

1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (Remix)

2. Crush With Eyeliner (Remix)

3. King Of Comedy (Remix)

4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream (Remix)

5. Star 69 (Remix)

6. Strange Currencies (Remix)

7. Tongue (Remix)

8. Bang And Blame (Remix)

9. I Took Your Name (Remix)

10. Let Me In (Remix)

11. Circus Envy (Remix)

12. You (Remix)

Disc 4 (CD) – Live in Chicago 6/3/95 – Monster 1995 Tour (Part One)

1. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

2. Circus Envy

3. Crush With Eyeliner

4. Near Wild Heaven

5. Welcome To The Occupation

6. Undertow

7. I Took Your Name

8. Strange Currencies

9. Me In Honey

10. Revolution

11. Tongue

12. Man On The Moon

13. Country Feedback

14. Monty Got A Raw Deal

Disc 5 (CD) - Live in Chicago 6/3/95 - Monster 1995 Tour (Part Two)

1. Losing My Religion

2. You

3. Departure

4. Orange Crush

5. Get Up

6. Star 69

7. Let Me In

8. Everybody Hurts

9. So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)

10. Pop Song 89

11. Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Disc 6 (Blu-ray)

1. Monster – 5.1 Surround Sound

2. Monster – Hi-Resolution Audio

3. Road Movie (concert film)

4. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? (music video)

5. Crush With Eyeliner (music video)

6. Star 69 (music video)

7. Strange Currencies (music video)

8. Tongue (music video)

9. Bang And Blame (music video)

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