Exclusive: Listen to an R.E.M. Concert from 1983

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In July 1983, just three months after the release of their debut album, Murmur, R.E.M. played a headlining show at Paradise in Boston. With the Replacements opening up, the band played all but two songs off the album plus four tracks off their EP Chronic Town. Their performances of “Gardening at Night” and “Catapult” from this night were actually included as bonus tracks on the IRS Vintage Years edition of Murmur in 1992.

The concert was recorded by Starfleet and broadcast live on its network of FM stations. Those recordings have been buried in an archive until recently purchased by Paste’s parent company Wolfgang’s Vault. See all our R.E.M. content here. or purchase it for download here.

Set List
1. Intro – 00:26
2. Gardening At Night – 03:35
3. 9-9 – 03:01
4. Banter – 00:32
5. Moral Kiosk – 03:18
6. Laughing – 03:50
7. Pilgrimage – 04:19
8. Seven Chinese Brothers – 04:15
9. Talking About The Passion – 02:55
10. Wolves, Lower – 04:45
11. Banter – 00:28
12. Harborcoat – 03:54
13. Sitting Still – 03:34
14. Pretty Persuasion – 04:11
15. Catapult – 03:56
16. Just A Touch – 02:36
17. West of The Fields – 02:58
18. Radio Free Europe – 03:43
19. Announcer Segment – 01:34
20. Instrumental – 02:18
21. Ages of You – 03:29
22. Banter – 00:28
23. We Walk – 03:12
24. 1,000,000 – 03:10
25. Announcer Segment – 00:59
26. Banter – 00:23
27. California Dreamin’ – 02:24
28. Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars) – 04:22
29. Announcer Segment – 02:27

Credits
Michael Stipe – vocals
Peter Buck – guitar
Mike Mills – bass
Bill Berry – drums

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