Form their humble beginnings in Athens, Georgia, to becoming a beloved phenomenon that touched the lives of fans around the world, R.E.M are an important band in the history of rock music. Their ever-evolving sound outlasted ‘80s metal, ‘90s alt-rock, the rise and fall of Brit Pop, and just about every stylistic shift that contemporary music went though.
We recently picked up a superb collection of R.E.M rarities, collectors items, and unique memorabilia that is still being added to our site. Below are just handful of some of the wonderful highlights, and with more still to come, keep an eye on the latest arrivals over at eil.com
REM Radio Free Europe (Very Rare 1981 US second press 7″ vinyl single with the Hib-Tone address printed at the bottom of the purple wide centred labels, also including the fan favourite b-side, Sitting Still. This is the original recording of Radio Free Europe, before the band re-recorded it for their debut album, Murmur. The fragile paper picture sleeve has seen some creasing and discoloration with age, while the vinyl shows some minor paper scuffs and one or two hairlines. After close inspection, a clean, and a play test of the record these are inaudible and nothing more than cosmetic marks that do not affect play. There is some unobtrusive surface noise in quiter passages of the tracks, but it does not draw any attention away from the music. Overall this is a superb condition copy, and a chance to own a peice of R.E.M history at an advantageous price HT0001).
REM Good King Wenceslas + Christmas Card (Rare original 1989 US 2-track limited edition Christmas fan-club only wide-centered vinyl 7″ single which also includes Academy Fight Song and is housed inside a unique lightly textured fold-out picture sleeve which opens out into afantastic 21″ x 15″ poster featuring a great close-up live black and white photo of the band. It also comes with a fold out christmas card in its own postmarked envelope. The sleeve shows very minimal corner creasing from storage over the years, but the vinyl itself is in spectacular, near ‘as new’ condition. Hard to find now in any condition, and the first one we have seen with the christmas card in 20 years).
REM Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers (Rare Limited Edition 1988 US fan club-only wide centred 7″ single pressed on Green Vinyl, also featuring See No Evil, unique custom picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear, with a sticker mark to the top right hand corner and very light creasing, however the vinyl appears unplayed and in near ‘as new’ condition. Incredibly hard to find now, and a superb R.E.M collectors item U-23518M)
REM Talk About The Passion (1983 UK solid centre ‘A’ label promotional vinyl 7″ playing the same 3.22 stereo version on both sides, plain company die cut paper sleeve. This track was never commercially released on a vinyl 7″. The vinyl does showa one or two inaudible paper scuffs from being taken in and out of the sleeve, but remains in superb condition PFP1026).
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- REM - Losing My Religion - UK - 12" vinyl - £14.99, $18.74, €16.79 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2020 10:17)
REM Losing My Religion (Classic 1991 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also includes Rotary Eleven and a live cover version of the Velvet Underground's After Hours. Both the picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition with minimal signs ofplay W0015T)
- REM - Document + inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2020 10:11)
REM Document (1987 UK 11-track vinyl LP, including the hits 'Finest Worksong' & 'It's The End Of The World', picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear and the vinyl has a few blemishes/faint hairlines notaffecting play MIRG1025)
- REM - Orange Crush - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2020 09:55)
REM Orange Crush (1989 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also featuring the previously unreleased Dark Globe and Ghost Riders, picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little wear to the opening & a hole punch to the corner and otherwise is Exellent, as isthe vinyl which has just a few light hairlines which have no real impact on play W2960T)
- REM - Losing My Religion - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2020 08:01)
REM Losing My Religion (Classic 1991 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Rotary Eleven. Both the picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition W0015)
- REM - Radio Song - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2020 08:00)
REM Radio Song (1991 UK Promotional 7" vinyl single, also including Love Is All Around [recorded live for Rockline, Los Angeles on 1st April 1991], picture sleeve. The sleeve has a Promo sticker attached to the reverse and the original WEA pluggers sticker on the front W0072)
- REM - Near Wild Heaven - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jun-2020 07:57)
REM Near Wild Heaven (1991 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including a live acoustic version of Pop Song '89 recorded at the Borderline venue in London in March 199. The card picture sleeve has a little evidence of ringwear, whilst the vinyl shows minimal signs of play W0055)
- REM - Murmur - 2nd - Ex - US - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2020 09:50)
REM Murmur (Mid 80s UK second issue 12-track vinyl LP, including Pilgrimage and Radio Free Europe, glossy barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve has some general edgewear and the vinyl remains in near excellent condition SP70604)
- REM - Green - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2020 09:46)
REM Green (1988 UK 11-track vinyl LP pressed in Germany for the European & UK market, picture sleeve with credits inner. The sleeve has little light storage wear and the looks barely played WX234)
- REM - Orange Crush - Australian - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jun-2020 16:52)
REM Orange Crush (Scarce original 1988 Australian solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Memphis Train Blues [The Eleventh Untitled Song]. Nestled in a WEA group die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl remains in barely played)
- REM - Nightswimming - EX - UK - 12" picture disc - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 18-Jun-2020 16:29)
REM Nightswimming (1993 UK 'Collector's Edition' 4-track one sided 12" Picture Disc, also including World Leader Pretend, Belong and Low recorded live in Charleston on the 28th April 1991. The die-cut picture sleeve has a deletion cut in the opening edge and shows a little evidence of shelfwear to the edges while the disc remains in excellent condition W0184TP)