Goldmine’s classic R.E.M. vinyl giveaway

REM Giveaway

Here is your chance to win three of R.E.M.‘s classic albums on vinyl. Lifes Rich Pageant,” “Dead Letter Office” and Eponymous” have all been reissued by Capitol/UMe and Goldmine will be giving away all three to a lucky winner. All you have to do is enter your email address below by September 30, 11:59PM. As a bonus you will be signed up to Goldmine’s weekly e-newsletter, reporting on music collecting and containing exclusive articles on classic music artists.

The three standard weight vinyl LPs are presented with their original sleeve art. Long out-of-print on vinyl, “Dead Letter Office” and “Eponymous” are both restored to wax with these new LP editions for the first time since their original release.

Released in 1986, “Lifes Rich Pageant” is R.E.M.’s fourth studio album, recorded by vocalist Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry at John Mellencamp’s Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana. Produced by Don Gehman,renowned for producing a string of punchy, soulful heartland-rock albums by Mellencamp, Pageantincludes the singles “Fall On Me” and “Superman.” The album was R.E.M.’s first to achieve Gold certification status, and it reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band’s then-highest chart position.

Released in 1987,”Dead Letter Office” was R.E.M.’s first compilation, collecting B-sides and rarities. A fan favorite, “Dead Letter Office” includes R.E.M.’s covers of Aerosmith’s “Toys In The Attic,” the Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes,” Pylon’s “Crazy,” and a freewheeling, rough-hewn take on Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road.”

“Eponymous,” released in 1988, features singles and alternate mixes spanning R.E.M’s first five albums, including the original Hib-Tone single of “Radio Free Europe” and alternate mixes of “Gardening At Night and “Finest Worksong.”

If you end up not winning the Goldmine Giveaway — no worries — these albums are also available at the following links:

Lifes Rich Pageant:

Dead Letter Office:


R.E.M. store:

Track Listing:

Lifes Rich Pageant

Side 1                                       Side 2

Begin The Begin                        The Flowers Of Guatemala

These Days                               I Believe

Fall On Me                                What If We Give It Away?

Cuyahoga                                 Just A Touch

Hyena                                       Swan Swan H

Underneath The Bunker              Superman


Dead Letter Office

Side 1                                       Side 2

Crazy                                        Wind Out

There She Goes Again               Ages Of You

Burning Down                           Pale Blue Eyes

Voice Of Harold                        Rotary Ten

Burning Hell                              Bandwagon

White Tornado                           Femme Fatale

Toys In The Attic                       Walter’s Theme

King Of The Road


Side 1                                                               Side 2

Radio Free Europe [Original Hib-Tone Single]     Driver 8

Gardening At Night [Alternate Vocal Mix]            Romance

Talk About The Passion                                     Fall On Me

So. Central Rain                                                The One I Love

(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville                             Finest Worksong [Mutual Drum Horn Mix]

Can’t Get There From Here [Album Version]        It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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