R.E.M. delivered two knockout performances on MTV’s Grammy and Emmy award-winning “Unplugged” series - in 1991 and 2001 - giving them the unique distinction of being the only band to headline this twice.
Unplugged 1991 & 2001 - The Compleate Sessions includes every performance from the original broadcasts, and 11 songs that never aired.
The 1991 performance spotlights songs from the ‘Out of Time’album, which sold over 18 million copies worldwide, including ‘Radio Song’, ‘Low” and ‘Losing My Religion’. The remainder spans eight years of music and touches on five different albums. Five songs can be heard for the first time, including two tracks from the multi-platinum album ‘Green’: ‘Get Up’ and ‘World Leader Pretend’.
R.E.M. made a rare second appearance on ‘Unplugged’ in 2001, without original drummer Bill Berry. For this, the band focused on its 12th studio album ‘Reveal’ with tracks also from eight different albums . Includes six songs from the session that were never broadcast such as ‘The One I Love’ from 1987’s ‘Document’.