Craft Recordings proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s tenth studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, with a special reissue, available for pre-order today and set for release on October 29. The bonus-filled 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Deluxe Edition offers a trove of audio-visual content, including the newly remastered album, 13 B-sides and rarities, a never-before-released 64-minute outdoor projection film (shown on buildings across five cities in 1996 to promote the album’s original release), and a previously unreleased 30-minute EPK. Additionally, the Blu-ray features New Adventures in Hi-Fi in stunning Hi-Res and 5.1 Surround Sound audio, plus five HD-restored music videos including “Bittersweet Me,” “Electrolite,” and “E-Bow the Letter.” Housed in a 52-page hardcover book, the collection includes archival photographs—many of which have never been published—plus new liner notes from journalist Mark Blackwell and reflections from all four original band members, as well as from Patti Smith, Thom Yorke, and producer Scott Litt.
Disc 1 – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (remastered audio)1. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us2. The Wake-Up Bomb3. New Test Leper4. Undertow5. E-Bow the Letter6. Leave7. Departure8. Bittersweet Me9. Be Mine10. Binky the Doormat11. Zither12. So Fast, So Numb13. Low Desert14. ElectroliteDisc 2 – B-sides and Rarities1. Tricycle (Instrumental)2. Departure (Live Rome Soundcheck / Rome, Italy / 2/22/1995)3. Wall of Death 4. Undertow (Live / Atlanta, GA / 11/18/1995)5. Wichita Lineman (Live / Houston, TX / 9/15/1995) 6. New Test Leper (Live Acoustic / Seattle, WA / 4/19/1996)7. The Wake-Up Bomb (Live / Atlanta, GA / 10/4/1995) 8. Binky the Doormat (Live / Atlanta, GA / 11/18/1995)9. King of Comedy (808 State Remix) 10. Be Mine (Mike on Bus version) 11. Love Is All Around 12. Sponge 13. Leave (Alternate Version) Disc 3 (Blu-Ray) 1. R.E.M. Outdoor Projections – Saturday Sept 7, 1996 – 5 cities (64:56)2. New Adventures in Hi-Fi EPK – previously unreleased 30 min version (29:13)3. New Adventures in Hi-Fi 5.1 Audio4. New Adventures in Hi-Fi – Hi-Resolution Audio5. E-Bow the Letter (Music Video)6. Bittersweet Me (Music Video)7. Electrolite (Music Video)8. How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us (Music Video)9. New Test Leper (Music Video)