R.E.M. Shares Unreleased Instrumental Version of 'Shiny Happy People': Listen

R.E.M. photographed in 1993.
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R.E.M. photographed in 1993.

R.E.M. has shared a previously unreleased instrumental demo of "Shiny Happy People," ahead of the 25th anniversary reissue of the band's seminal Out of Time

The outtake recording is a nice look into the band's creative process that fans should enjoy. 

The track appears on R.E.M.'s Out of Time 25th anniversary reissue that's out Nov. 18. In addition to the original recordings, the set includes 19 demos and outtakes, as well as a live performance from 1991 for Mountain Stage on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. 


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