REM share rare BBC Glastonbury footage of 'It's the End of the World as We Know It' performance

Band is releasing a boxset of rare and unseen footage, live performances and interviews with the BBC

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 11 October 2018 10:06
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R.E.M. share rare BBC Glastonbury footage of 'It's the End of the World As We Know It' performance

REM have shared rare footage of the band performing "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" at Glastonbury in 1999.

Revealed exclusively via The Independent, the video is part of a new BBC collection of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives: The Best of R.E.M at the BBC.

Watch the video below:

In-studio performances include a John Peel session from 1998, appearances on Drivetime and Mark and Lard in 2003, and a special Radio 1 Live Lounge performance from 2008.

Elsewhere, BBC personalities recall what it was like to work with REM both on and off stage.

"Their Glastonbury performance in 1999 was a dazzling moment: the band storming through an all-killer, no filler setlist," BBC DJ and presenter Jo Whiley says. "As a headline performance, it was a triumph and, for me, it's up there as one of the Glastonbury greats."

The collection will be available as an 8 CD/1 DVD boxset, or as 2 CD and 2 LP formats. It will also be available to stream or download from 19 October via Craft Recordings.

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