Annotation

FIXME: Probably a pan-European release.

Annotation last modified on 2012-11-13 05:52 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003
# Title Rating Length
1 Man on the Moon
4.6 5:14
2 The Great Beyond
4 5:07
3 Bad Day
3.5 4:08
4 What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
4.65 4:01
5 All the Way to Reno
3 4:46
6 Losing My Religion
4.85 4:29
7 E-Bow the Letter
3 5:26
8 Orange Crush
4.5 3:53
9 Imitation of Life
3.5 3:58
10 Daysleeper
3.5 3:40
11 Animal
3 4:03
12 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
3.25 4:08
13 Stand
3 3:12
14 Electrolite
3 4:07
15 All the Right Friends
4 2:48
16 Everybody Hurts
4.75 5:19
17 At My Most Beautiful
2 3:36
18 Nightswimming
4 4:18
CD 2: Rarities and B-Sides
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Pop Song '89 (acoustic)
R.E.M. 4 2:59
2 Turn You Inside-Out (live)
R.E.M. 4 4:18
3 Fretless
R.E.M. 5 4:51
4 Chance (dub)
R.E.M. 3 2:35
5 It's a Free World Baby
R.E.M. 4 5:14
6 Drive (live)
R.E.M. 4 4:01
7 Star Me Kitten
R.E.M. feat. W.S. Burroughs 2 3:31
8 Revolution
R.E.M. 3 3:05
9 Leave (alternative version)
R.E.M. 4 4:43
10 Why Not Smile (alternative version)
R.E.M. 4 3:02
11 The Lifting (demo)
R.E.M. 3 5:22
12 Beat a Drum (demo)
R.E.M. 3 4:29
13 2JN
R.E.M. 3 3:28
14 The One I Love (live)
R.E.M. 4 3:26
15 Country Feedback (live)
R.E.M. 5 6:19

Credits

CD 1: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003

drums:
Bill Berry (R.E.M. drummer) (track 6)
drums and percussion:
Bill Berry (R.E.M. drummer) (tracks 7, 14)
bass and keyboard:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 6)
bass, Mellotron, Moog and organ:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 7)
banjo, bass and guitar:
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (track 14)
electric guitar and mandolin:
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (track 6)
percussion:
Bill Berry (R.E.M. drummer) (track 6)
piano:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 14)
electric sitar:
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (track 7)
additional guest violin:
Andy Carlson (track 14)
additional guest vocals:
Patti Smith (track 7)
arranger:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 6)
John Paul Jones (UK rock musician of Led Zeppelin & Them Crooked Vultures) (tracks 12, 16, 18)
composer:
Bill Berry (R.E.M. drummer) (track 4)
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (track 4)
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 4)
Michael Stipe (tracks 4, 13)
conductor:
George Hanson (tracks 12, 16, 18)
engineer:
Scott Litt (track 6)
Pat McCarthy (track 4)
Jamie Candiloro (track 15)
guest acoustic guitar:
Peter Holsapple (track 6)
guest violin:
Denise Berginson-Smith (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Patti Gouvas (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Lonnie Ottzen (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Sandy Salzinger (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Sou-Chun Su (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Jody Taylor (tracks 12, 16, 18)
guest cello:
Kathleen Kee (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Daniel Laufer (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Elizabeth Proctor Murphy (tracks 12, 16, 18)
guest oboe:
Deborah Workman (tracks 12, 16, 18)
guest viola:
Reid Harris (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Paul Murphy (viola) (tracks 12, 16, 18)
Heidi Nitchie (tracks 12, 16, 18)
guest background vocals:
Patti Smith (track 7)
guest performer:
Patti Smith (track 7)
lead vocals:
Michael Stipe (tracks 7, 14)
lyricist:
Michael Stipe (track 13)
mixer:
Scott Litt (tracks 1, 7, 14)
Pat McCarthy (tracks 3, 9, 11)
Jamie Candiloro (track 9)
Nigel Godrich (track 10)
John Hanlon (recording engineer) (track 17)
Clif Norrell (track 1)
producer:
Scott Litt (tracks 1, 4, 6–8, 12–14, 16, 18)
Pat McCarthy (tracks 2–3, 5, 10–11, 15, 17)
R.E.M. (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 18)
recorded by:
Scott Litt (track 14)
Pat McCarthy (track 9)
Jamie Candiloro (tracks 3, 9, 11)
Joe O'Herlihy (track 14)
Jo Ravitch (track 14)
vocals:
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 6)
Michael Stipe (track 6)
writer:
Bill Berry (R.E.M. drummer) (tracks 1, 6, 8, 12, 16, 18)
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 8–9, 12, 15–16, 18)
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 8–9, 12, 16, 18)
Michael Stipe (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 8–9, 12, 15–16, 18)
publisher:
Night Garden Music (track 6)
Temporary Music (tracks 5, 9)
mash-ups:
Divide My Religion by G3RSt (track 6)
The New Religion by G3RSt (track 6)
sampled by:
The Corner by Talib Kweli feat. Jay Rock (track 6)
later parody versions:
Spam (track 13)
recording of:
Everybody Hurts (track 16)
Imitation of Life (track 9)
Losing My Religion (track 6)
Man on the Moon (track 1)
Nightswimming (track 18)
Orange Crush (track 8)
Stand (track 13)
The Great Beyond (track 2)

CD 2: Rarities and B-Sides

co-producer:
Simon Richmond (track 9)
composer:
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (track 11)
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (track 11)
Michael Stipe (track 11)
engineer:
Clif Norrell (track 7)
guest guitar:
Steve Hopwood (track 9)
guest background vocals:
Kate Pierson (track 3)
guest lead vocals:
mixer:
Scott Litt (track 7)
Clif Norrell (track 7)
Jonny Dollar (track 9)
performer:
producer:
Scott Litt (tracks 3–4, 8)
R.E.M. (tracks 3–4)
Jonny Dollar (track 9)
writer:
Bill Berry (R.E.M. drummer) (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 14–15)
Peter Buck (R.E.M. guitarist) (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 12, 14–15)
Mike Mills (R.E.M. bass player) (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 12, 14–15)
Michael Stipe (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 12, 14–15)
publisher:
Night Garden Music (tracks 1, 14–15)
Temporary Music (track 12)
live recording of:
Country Feedback (track 15)
Drive (track 6)
The One I Love (track 14)
recording of:
Beat a Drum (track 12)
Pop Song 89 (track 1)
Star Me Kitten (track 7)
The Lifting (track 11)