Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011

Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011

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by R.E.M.
This two-disc retrospective set includes 40 R.E.M. songs, three of them new.


This two-disc retrospective set includes 40 R.E.M. songs, three of them new.

Product Details

Release Date:
Warner Bros / Wea

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Disc 1

  1. Gardening at Night
  2. Radio Free Europe
  3. Talk About the Passion
  4. Sitting Still
  5. So. Central Rain
  6. (Don't Go Back to) Rockville
  7. Driver 8
  8. Life and How to Live It
  9. Begin the Begin
  10. Fall on Me
  11. Finest Worksong
  12. It's the End of the World as We Know it (and I Feel Fine)
  13. The One I Love
  14. Stand
  15. Pop Song 89
  16. Get Up
  17. Orange Crush
  18. Losing My Religion
  19. Country Feedback
  20. Shiny Happy People
  21. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

Disc 2

  1. Everybody Hurts
  2. Man on the Moon
  3. Nightswimming
  4. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
  5. New Test Leper
  6. Electrolite
  7. At My Most Beautiful
  8. The Great Beyond
  9. Imitation of Life
  10. Bad Day
  11. Leaving New York
  12. Living Well Is the Best Revenge
  13. Supernatural Superserious
  14. Überlin
  15. Oh My Heart
  16. Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
  17. A Month of Saturdays
  18. We All Go Back to Where We Belong
  19. Hallelujah

Album Credits

Performance Credits

R.E.M.   Primary Artist
Scott McCaughey   Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,farfisa organ
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Peter Buck   Group Member
Richard Dodd   Cello
Terry Glenny   Violin
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Mike Mills   Group Member
Bill Rieflin   Drums
Michael Stipe   Group Member
Bill Berry   Group Member
Peggy Baldwin   Cello
John Krovoza   Cello
Eric Gorfain   Violin,Concert Master
Daphne Chen   Violin
Anna Kostyuchek   Violin
Neli Nikolaeva   Violin
Leah Katz   Viola
Ira Glansbeek   Cello
Stephanie O'Keefe   French Horn
Rodney Wirtz   Viola
Audrey Solomon   Violin
Owen Pallett   Conductor
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Jacknife Lee   Keyboards,Mallets,Arp Odyssey
Justin Hageman   French Horn
Wes Precourt   Violin
Marcy Vaj   Violin
Sara Andon   Flute
Eric Rynearson   Viola

Technical Credits

Don Dixon   Producer
Joe Boyd   Producer
Peter Buck   Composer,Liner Notes
Mitch Easter   Producer
Don Gehman   Producer
Scott Litt   Producer
Mike Mills   Liner Notes
R.E.M.   Producer
Michael Stipe   Liner Notes,Packaging
Bill Berry   Composer,Liner Notes
Bertis Downs   Advisor
Sam Bell   Engineer
Chris Bilheimer   Packaging
Tom McFall   Engineer
Owen Pallett   Orchestration
Jacknife Lee   Producer
Pat McCarthy   Producer

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Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TONYAT More than 1 year ago
glauver More than 1 year ago
When the three active members of R.E.M decided to disband in 2011, they released a long overdue collection tying both their IRS and Warner Bros. years together. You can hear their style change almost as soon as they went to the major label. To be fair, no one should have expected them to stand pat. Now, over 2 CDs and 40 songs, the band's evolution from jangle guitar rock on Disc 1 to a sort of art pop and then back to a more basic sound on Disc 2 is clear. We can also sum up the members' contributions. Michael Stipe was the enigmatic vocalist whose Southern accent gave the group its regional flavor. Peter Buck was a versatile guitarist who could play loud or soft. Bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry were a rhythm section who kept a solid beat and also contributed to the songwriting until health issues forced Berry to retire in 1997. R.E.M never recovered from his loss. I don't think they rank as high as their ancestors, The Byrds, but they kept folk rock alive in the 80s, even though their version was a bit skewed.