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R.E.M. Album Giveaway

Still from R.E.M: THIS IS NOT A SHOWStill from R.E.M: THIS IS NOT A SHOW

To celebrate the upcoming screenings of R.E.M’s amazing concert film, THIS IS NOT A SHOW on Sundance Channel (airing March 1st at 6 p.m. and March 7th at 6:35 p.m.), Sundance Channel will be giving away copies of R.E.M’s double live album, R.E.M. Live At The Olympia, to 20 lucky viewers. Be one of the first 10 viewers to login and comment on this very blog post on Sundancechannel.com, following either the March 1st 6 p.m. EST (eastern standard time) screening or the March 7th PST (pacific standard time) screening on Sundance Channel and you can win this amazing two-CD set, produced by Jacknife Lee.

Live at the Olympia album coverLive at the Olympia album cover

Live At The Olympia features 39 songs that capture the best moments from the band’s “working rehearsals” at Dublin’s fabled Olympia club during which singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, and bassist Mike Mills tested out new songs for R.E.M.’s 2008 studio album Accelerate.

The track-listing for R.E.M. Live At The Olympia is as follows:

Disc 1:
Living Well Is The Best Revenge / Second Guessing / Letter Never Sent / Staring Down The Barrel of the Middle Distance / Disturbance At The Heron House / Mr. Richards / New Test Leper / Cuyahoga / Electrolite / Man-Sized Wreath / So. Central Rain / On The Fly / Maps And Legends / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / Horse To Water / I’m Gonna DJ / Circus Envy / These Days

Disc 2:
Drive / Feeling Gravity’s Pull / Until The Day Is Done / Accelerate / Auctioneer / Little America / 1,000 / Disguised / Worst Joke Ever / Welcome To the Occupation / Carnival of Sorts / Harbor Coat / Wolves Lower / I’ve Been High / Kohoutek / West of the Fields / Pretty Persuasion / Romance / Gardening At Night

Live At The Olympia gives fans that were unable to attend the Irish shows a chance to hear different incarnations of the songs before they were recorded in their final Accelerate versions, such the singles “Man-Sized Wreath” and an early version of “Supernatural Superserious” under its original title “Disguised.” As a bonus, the band has included two songs; “On The Fly” and “Staring Down The Barrel Of The Middle Distance,” that were only performed live and were not included on Accelerate. In addition, the package features many early R.E.M. favorites from the band’s albums Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, and Life’s Rich Pageant.

LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA GIVEAWAY RULES: As soon as the film ends, login to this post and leave a comment that includes your favorite moment or song from the film and a valid email address where we can contact you regarding your prize. Any comments or submissions prior to the completion of March 1st 6 p.m. EST or the March 7th 6:35 p.m. PST screenings on Sundance Channel will not be valid. Invalid emails will automatically disqualify the entrant and the next person on the list with a valid email will be selected. Total giveaway is 20 CD’s. Following the completion of each wave of the contest all contestant email addresses will be removed from the site by Sundancechannel.com.