Screwed? Nah, I doubt that, I think people who are really in to the band R.E.M. would like the cover. It's sort of "old school"-R.E.M. I'd imagine, that if Prince himself made a greatest hits and the cover was purple with a little skin, R.E.M. fans could say Prince fans got screwed, but in reeality, they would be in "the know".
After 31 years together, R.E.M. has broken up. What do you do after a break up? Release a greatest hits package.
If that is really the official cover of the upcoming 2 cd greatest hits spanning 31 years, the fans really are getting screwed.
R.E.M. will release Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 - 2011, on Warner Bros. Records on November 15th, 2011. The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective that collects, for the first time ever, songs from R.E.M.'s entire back catalog, including the pioneering American band's years on both the IRS label (1982 to 1987) and Warner Bros. Records (1988 to 2011).
For those that want to, you can pre-order the album HERE.
For the track list, including 3 new songs, see below:
The track-listing for R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 - 2011 is as follows:
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
So. Central Rain
(Don't Go Back To) Rockville
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Pop Song 89
Losing My Religion
Shiny Happy People
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Man On The Moon
What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong
Will you buying this greatest hits set?-DocFB
Diagnosis: 31 years over 2 discs.