Continuing the reissue campaign of R.E.M. catalogue titles. the band will release their 1986 classic album, Life’s Rich Pageant, in a remastered and expanded set, planned for July 12. The album, which is planned as a 25th Anniversary set will contain the original tracks as well as a second disc of bonus demos from the album’s growth cycle. These 19 demos are referred to as the previously unreleased Athens Demos, studio recorded in 1986.
Capitol Records will release the 25th Anniversary title with extras included in the package (poster, 4 cards, expanded booklet with new notes, etc). It’s planned for CD/DD/and 180g LP (Mobile Fidelity).