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In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 Best of


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 28 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B0000CC6QF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  DVD Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #643 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. The Great Beyond [from Man on the Moon soundtrack]
3. Bad Day [previously unreleased]
4. What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
5. All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star)
6. Losing My Religion
7. E-Bow The Letter
8. Orange Crush
9. Imitation of Life
10. Daysleeper
11. Animal [previously unreleased]
12. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
13. Stand
14. Electrolite
15. All The Right Friends [from Vanilla Sky soundtrack]
16. Everybody Hurts
17. At My Most Beautiful
18. Nightswimming


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By alan on July 3 2014
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great to be able to find it.
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By J. Mason on May 21 2013
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This CD is our #1 pick for diversity of song choices. The group is one of our favorites to listen to but some of there music can be very sombre. This album gives you an emotional ride that will keep you thinking long after the music has stopped.
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I don't know why I didn't buy this CD sooner. It has some great songs on it and I am glad that I can finally add it to my music collection.
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Bottom line: If you're new to R.E.M. or you just don't own most of their Warner Bros. Albums, then this is a good place to start.
If you already own the albums, this set isn't worth it for the four non-album tracks. The Great Beyond and Animal are good songs. But Bad Day is just too much of a rip off of an old R.E.M. classic (We all know which song I'm talking about), and All the Right Friends falls shy of being memorable. The full album price is a bit much for two new songs. You should however, invest in the limited edition version of this album; it has some great rarities and killer live and alternate versions of old favorites.
One last comment: Lots of folks reviewing this seem to be upset because certain songs were left off. Sorry, but there's no way they could have pleased everyone. I'd say 6 out of the 7 albums that this collection pulls songs from were strong albums, full of good stuff. Even Reveal had a couple great songs on it. If your upset that Shiny Happy People got left off, hey go but Out of Time! It's full of great songs.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 24 2004
Format: Audio CD
If that's a compliment.
Here's a new and strange recipe for success. Release an unlistenable album every 18 months or so, but make sure that there's at least one song per disc that will make a bit of a splash on the radio. Watch fans buy the record--hoping for more of the great sound they heard on the air--then watch these disappointed fans flood used record stores across the country with a million billion copies of Monster and Reveal. After fifteen years of this, select out a few of the radio tracks and a few of the droning unlistenable stuff, add two new tracks, re-release and re-repeat.
I know: There are two schools of thought here. One is that the early albums (Murmur, Reckoning) rocked hard and that everything after (with bumps at Out of Time and Automatic) has been kind of a gradual descent into experimental stuff that sounds intriguing once, but which would never, ever make it into one's CD wallet for a long roadtrip. The other is that the band has been getting better and better with every album. Sorry to be blunt, but those who adhere to this second point of view are members of a small and dedicated cult who are desperately trying to cling onto god-knows-what delusions they have about this band. I'd never let any of these people within a hundred yards of the CD player at a party.
If you're a member of the esoteric order of Stipe and enjoy tracks like Reveal's "All the Way to Reno," then this is the album for you. However, if you like the early REM and the REM of the radio, you'll probably be better off getting one of your REM cultist buddies to make you a mix tape. Not that I'm advocating piracy, but if this is the legal, band-selected "best of," that might be the only way to get a good REM sampler.
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By MAGA on July 11 2004
Format: Audio CD
REM is one of the greatest bands ever, OK? I will never deny that. I have all of their albums and have seen them many times in concert. However, there are two kinds of REM fans. There are the ones that have been with them all along and still like listening to "Murmur" and "Lifes Rich Pagent." Then there are those fans that love "Out of Time" and "Automatic For the People." Now, i will give you that Austomatic was a great album, Out of Time was not. However, the differences between the two groups are demonstrated by a love of the early, non-commercial stuff and the mid '90s commercial stuff. The compilation is all about the mindless singles that gave REM mainstream success. Excluding "Electrolite," none of these songs really needed to be included for a "best of" album. It was an attempt by REM to pick up a paycheck because their most recent albums were not selling well. Sad but true.
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I've been an off and on fan of R.E.M. for a very long time but was really interested in this CD after it came out and I have to say that it does not dissapoint and really compiles a lot of the best stuff of their's from 1988 through 2003 from their "Green" album to two subpar tracks that were solely for this CD. All of my favorite songs are from this time period with songs like "Everybody Hurts", "Orange Crush", "Losing My Religion" and even "What's the Frequency Kenneth". This CD would've been a little better if it included "It's The End of the World As We Know it And I Feel Fine" but that track came out in 1987 and thus isn't included on here. Oh Well. For what it is though "In Time" is a wonderful collection and is certainly a CD worth buying.
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By A Customer on June 24 2004
Format: Audio CD
Here's a new and strange recipe for success. Release an unlistenable album every 18 months or so, but make sure that there's at least one song per disc that will make a bit of a splash on the radio. Watch fans buy the record--hoping for more of the great sound they heard on the air--then watch these disappointed fans flood used record stores across the country with a million billion copies of Monster and Reveal. After fifteen years of this, select out a few of the radio tracks and a few of the droning unlistenable stuff, add two new tracks, re-release and re-repeat.
I know: There are two schools of thought here. One is that the early albums (Murmur, Reckoning) rocked hard and that everything after (with bumps at Out of Time and Automatic) has been kind of a gradual descent into experimental stuff that sounds intriguing once, but which would never, ever make it into one's CD wallet for a long roadtrip. The other is that the band has been getting better and better with every album. Sorry to be blunt, but those who adhere to this second point of view are members of a small and dedicated cult who are desperately trying to cling onto god-knows-what delusions they have about this band. I'd never let any of these people within a hundred yards of the CD player at a party.
If you're a member of the esoteric order of Stipe and enjoy tracks like Reveal's "All the Way to Reno," then this is the album for you. However, if you like the early REM and the REM of the radio, you'll probably be better off getting one of your REM cultist buddies to make you a mix tape. Not that I'm advocating piracy, but if this is the legal, band-selected "best of," that might be the only way to get a good REM sampler.
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