have spent a good chuck of their post-breakup years reissuing their classic albums as each has come up on its 25th birthday. This past week, they released a massive reissue of their 1992 masterpiece Automatic for the People, complete with unheard demos, a 60-page book, and several CD/DVD package options for consumers. (You can listen to one of those previously unreleased demos, “Devil Rides Backwards,” here.)
Also included is a recording of the one and only concert the band played in support of the album. That show, performed on Nov. 19, 1992, is now available to watch via the band’s Facebook page to mark its 25th anniversary. The concert took place at R.E.M.’s hometown club, the 40 Watt in Athens. Ga., and would be their last formal performance until they embarked on a world tour behind their 1994 album, Monster.
Watch R.E.M. perform in their prime below, and read our review of the 25th anniversary reissue of Automatic for the People here.