The fact that they broke up last year doesn’t mean R.E.M. can’t celebrate its own legacy. They’ll do just that with a 25th anniversary edition of Document, out September 25.
This special edition contains the entire original album in remastered form. Also included is a previously unreleased live recording from a September 14, 1987 show in Utrecht, Holland during the band’s “Work” tour. The release comes packaged in a lift-top box containing four postcards and new liner notes, and it will also be available in remastered 180-gram vinyl.
Document was the band’s first platinum record, going on to sell a million copies just six months after its September 1987 release. Boasting the Top 10 hit “The One I Love” as well as “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” it was co-produced by Scott Litt and the band, starting a professional relationship that would oversee R.E.M.’s most successful subsequent albums. [Rolling Stone]