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R.E.M. Preps First Concert CD/DVD Set

In a career first, R.E.M. will on Oct. 16 release the aptly named “R.E.M. Live,” its maiden concert album. The two-CD, one-DVD set is drawn from a Feb. 27, 2005, concert at Dublin’s the Point on the Around the Sun tour. The DVD portion was directed by Blue Leach (Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol).

The track list is weighted toward material from “Around the Sun,” from which six songs are taken. But it also features a handful of oddities, including “I Took Your Name” from 1994’s “Monster,” the vintage “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” and the previously unreleased “I’m Gonna DJ.”

A trailer for the project can be found on the R.E.M. fan site Murmurs.com.

As previously reported, the group is in the studio with producer Jacknife Lee, with an eye on a 2008 release for its next album. A host of new songs were debuted during a recent run of shows in Dublin.

Here is the track list for “R.E.M. Live”:

“I Took Your Name”
“So Fast, So Numb”
“Boy in the Well”
“Cuyahoga”
“Everybody Hurts”
“Electron Blue”
“Bad Day”
“The Ascent of Man”
“Great Beyond”
“Leaving New York”
“Orange Crush”
“I Wanted To Be Wrong”
“Final Straw”
“Imitation of Life”
“The One I Love”
“Walk Unafraid”
“Losing My Religion”
“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”
“Drive”
“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville”
“I’m Gonna DJ”
“Man on the Moon”