R.E.M., MTV Team Up for Expansive DVD Collection 'REMTV'
Way back in the day when MTV played music videos instead of Teen Mom 2 and Teen Wolf (ask your grandma about it!), the network had a special connection and relationship with R.E.M. Now, three years after its break up, the "Man on the Man" band is releasing a commemorative box set with Unplugged sets, old interviews and more with MTV, fittingly called REMTV.
According to Consequence of Sound, REMTV will feature six discs full of MTV highlights, not limited to: full Unplugged performances from 1991 and 2001, award show moments, TV appearances, interviews and plenty of rare live performances.
The collection will also include a documentary about the relationship between R.E.M., MTV and the "golden age" of the music video.
The collection will also feature R.E.M.'s 1998 turn on VH1 Storytellers, the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 99 live song performances across three DVDs.
"It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release," said R.E.M.'s manager Bertis Downs in a statement. "And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras - it has some great funny bits too!"
The collection will be out Nov. 24, just in time for all that holiday shopping.