REM To Give Away New Album Tracks

October 9, 2009 by  


In the first giveaway of its kind by a British newspaper, The Times is offering you a complete R.E.M. album on iTunes.

Simply use your iTunes card from The Magazine on Saturday and be the first to own five songs from their new live album, plus five R.E.M. classics including Losing My Religion and Man on the Moon.

The five live songs are from their unreleased album, Live at the Olympia, recorded during five nights of “working rehearsals” in Dublin. From this unique experiment was born the Accelerate album, but now you can hear early versions of some of those tracks, ahead of Live at the Olympia’s release on October 26.

Plus, visit to hear Michael Stipe and Peter Buck talk about the inspiration behind each track