This June sees the release of R.E.M. By MTV, a multimedia package by the network giant originally borne out of its six-disc REMTV documentary. In addition to the DVDs themselves — which include R.EM.’s MTV award show appearances, two MTV Unplugged sessions, a VH1 Storytellers set, and a new documentary, among other live music moments — the set includes posters and two vinyls of their 1991 and 2001 Unplugged performances. For a full description, head on over to the release’s official site.
“This is the first DVD project to unite material from all across Viacom’s networks,” said Bill Flanagan, EVP of the Viacom Music Group, in a statement. “Not only are we drawing from the vaults of MTV — domestic and international — but from VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. I don’t think anyone realized just how much terrific R.E.M. footage we were sitting on. To gather the best of it in one collection is pretty overwhelming. R.E.M. started great, stayed great and ended great — here’s the evidence.”
And now for the exciting part: SPIN is giving a copy of R.E.M. by MTV away! Retweet our tweet about the giveaway or “like” us on Facebook to be entered into the contest. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 9.