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In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (2003)

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Alternative rock

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In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 is the second official compilation album released by R.E.M. Issued in 2003, it includes tracks from their Warner Bros. Records era, from 1988's Green to 2001's Reveal, as well as two new recordings and two songs from movie soundtracks. The album was a huge success in the UK, the tenth-best selling album of 2003, and the 49th best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK.
"Bad Day" was a demo version in 1986, a Life's Rich Pageant outtake when Bill Berry was still in the band, and was re-recorded for this compilation. "Animal" was a recent song written for their upcoming studio album. Similarly, "All the Right Friends", originally written in the early 1980s, had been re-recorded by the band for use in Cameron Crowe's 2001 film Vanilla Sky. Finally, "The Great Beyond" was initially issued in 1999 as part of Miloš Forman's film on Andy Kaufman, Man on the Moon. It ended up becoming the band's biggest UK hit, with a No. 3 peak, in early 2000. This, the third inclusion of the song on an official release, is the only unedited version. On the Man on the Moon soundtrack, there is some dialogue from the movie at the end of the track; the single version is a

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Tracks

3:25 2JN
2:34 Chance (dub)
5:13 It's a Free World Baby
3:39 Daysleeper
6:18 Country Feedback (live)
4:00 What's the Frequency Kenneth?
4:28 Losing My Religion
4:18 Nightswimming
5:07 The Great Beyond
2:58 Pop Song '89 (acoustic)
3:25 The One I Love (live)
5:20 Everybody Hurts
5:14 Man on the Moon
4:01 Drive (live)
2:46 All the Right Friends
4:43 Leave (new version)
4:28 Beat a Drum (demo)
4:45 All the Way to Reno
5:21 The Lifting (demo)
3:51 Orange Crush
3:35 At My Most Beautiful
5:23 E-Bow the Letter (Seattle studio)
4:49 Fretless
2:59 Why Not Smile (alternative version)
3:57 Animal
4:18 Turn You Inside-Out (live)
3:04 Revolution
4:09 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
3:12 Stand
4:05 Electrolite
4:08 Bad Day
3:52 Imitation of Life
3:31 Star Me Kitten (feat. William S. Burroughs)
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