R.E.M. - The Automatic Box

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Posted on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:56pm
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Other
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Release Year

1993

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Label

Warner Bros. Records

 

Album Overview

The Automatic Box is a four-disc box set by R.E.M., released in Germany in December 1993. It was primarily a collection of B-sides from Automatic for the People, though disc four contains B-sides from Green-era singles (then collected on the 7" vinyl box set Singleactiongreen). "It's a Free World Baby," "Fretless," "Mandolin Strum," and "Organ Song" were outtakes recorded during Out of Time recording sessions. This is part of a Warner Bros. Records series, also with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Live Rare Remix Box.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
Vocal Tracks
1-1It's A Free World5:11
1-2Fretless4:49
1-3Chance (Dub)2:32
1-4Star Me Kitten (Demo)3:04
Instrumental Tracks
2-1Winged Mammal Theme2:55
2-2Organ Song3:28
2-3Mandolin Strum3:45
2-4Fruity Organ3:26
2-5New Orleans Instrumental #23:48
Cover Versions
3-1Arms Of Love3:35
Notes

Written-By: Robyn Hitchcock

3-2Dark Globe1:51
Notes

Written-By: Syd Barrett

3-3The Lion Sleeps Tonight2:41
Notes

Written-By: George David Weiss
Written-By: Hugo Peretti
Written-By: Luigi Creatore

3-4First We Take Manhattan6:06
Notes

Written-By: Leonard Cohen

B Sides
4-1Ghostrider3:44
Notes

Written-By: Alan Vega
Written-By: Martin Rev

4-2Funtime2:14
Notes

Written-By: David Bowie
Written-By: Iggy Pop

4-3Memphis Train Blues1:38
4-4Pop Song '893:03
4-5Everybody Hurts (Live From MTV Awards)4:56

Personnel

  • Bill Berry
  • Peter Buck
  • Mike Mills
  • Michael Stipe

Credits

Design: Syndicate Design
Photography By: Anton Corbijn
Written-By: Bill Berry
Written-By: Michael Stipe
Written-By: Mike Mills
Written-By: Peter Buck

Notes

Front Sticker: "Strictly Limited Edition: 18 Unreleased & Rare Tracks 9362-41268-2" 1-2 taken from the Motion Picture Soundtrack "Until The End Of The World" 2-2 recorded in Minneapolis in November 1991 3-3 recorded in Athens/Georgia in November 1992 3-4 taken from the compilation album "I'm Your Fan - The Songs From Leonard Cohen" Disc 4 subtitled: From the 7" Box-Set 'Singleactiongreen' 4-2 Recorded and mixed in 4 minutes at John Kean's Studios, Athens, Georgia ℗&© 1993 for this box R.E.M./Athens, Ltd. Distributed by WEA Intl. Inc. for the world outside of the United States. Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe Note with the matrix numbers, "Disk 1" is spelled with a k, the other discs are with a c.

 

Attribution

The Automatic Box - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Automatic_Box
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