Originally released in 1994, at a time when the band decided to tour again after a live hiatus but had enjoyed their greatest commercial successes yet, Monster occupies an odd place in R.E.M.’s story. Often described as a “rock” album (ironic quote marks intended) and characterised by a rawer, scruffier guitar sound, this curious album gets a 25th anniversary re-issue courtesy of Craft. LP, 2xCD and 2xLP re-mastered versions are available, but the deluxe box-set version is the eye-catcher, featuring five CDs including demos, live shows and a special 2019 mix, on top of a Blu-Ray disc that includes the Road Movie film, plus music videos for all six of Monster’s singles.
CD box set £72.99 7211152
Deluxe Edition 5CD + Blu-ray set on Craft Recordings. Includes the original album remastered + 2019 remixed album, Live In Chicago June 3, 1995 + 5.1 Surround Sound etc. Blu-ray.
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Vinyl Double LP £23.99 7211149
2LP on Craft Recordings. Includes the original album remastered + 2019 remixed album.
CD £20.99 7211145
2CD on Craft Recordings. Includes the original album remastered + 2019 remixed album.
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Vinyl LP £17.99 7211148
Remastered LP on Craft Recordings.
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