R.E.M. and MTV Combine to Release 6-Disc Retrospective Set REMTV on Rhino This November
R.E.M. and MTV sort of grew up together: in July 1981, "Radio Free Europe" was released and only a couple of weeks later the new Music Television network launched and premiered its first music video (The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star"). From that point forward, thirty years in total, MTV documented everything about R.E.M.: their music, their stories, and ultimately, their decision to disband in 2011.
Now, this entire story, from start to finish, is chronicled in an epic new six-DVD set, REMTV, that includes live performances, award show highlights, and all manner of famous and obscure television appearances, as well as a new documentary, R.E.M. by MTV, produced and directed by Alexander Young, which details R.E.M.'s career through the lenses of MTV and its affiliated networks. REMTV will be available on November 24--go here for more details: http://remhq.com/news_story.php?id=2066
Special bonus: if (and only if) you pre-order REMTV from the REMHQ.com store you will receive a code that enables you to download a mono version of the 2003 MTV Sonic Show in Milan, Italy. Visit the store here: http://store.remhq.com/remtv.html