Out Now: Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’ by R.E.M. — Listen


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Originally released in 1996, New Adventures in Hi-Fi was the tenth studio album from rock/indie band R.E.M. — and today, Oct. 29, the record has been revisited for a deluxe 25th anniversary edition.

New Adventures in Hi-Fi was the longest studio album from the esteemed band (clocking in at 65 minutes), and was an especially ambitious release for R.E.M. The material was largely recorded during the band’s tour for 1994’s Monster, one of the group’s most successful albums, and has sold upwards of seven millions units to date, with many fans considering it among the band’s strongest releases.

Said guitarist Peter Buck of New Adventures in Hi-Fi:

“Most records, you go in the studio and you just do ’em. And years later all you really remember is vaguely where you stayed, and the songs and the recording process. But this one I remember every bit of it. It was an experience. It was f**king tough, but we made a record. And it was as challenging as anything I’ve ever done.”

The 25th anniversary edition features B-sides & rarities, previously unreleased video footage, archival photos, interviews with all four founding band members and more, and is available in a number of formats — with a note from the band that the 2-CD/1-Blu-ray and 2-CD editions may be somewhat delayed due to the global supply chains throttling the industry around the world right now.

Click here to pick up New Adventures in Hi-Fi 25th Anniversary Edition on 2-CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up New Adventures in Hi-Fi 25th Anniversary Edition on 2-LP from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up New Adventures in Hi-Fi 25th Anniversary Edition on 2-CD/Blu-ray from our Rock Cellar Store

Stream the 25th anniversary edition below.



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