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New Music: R.E.M. – “Shiny Happy People 1” (Demo)

LONDON - MARCH 26: Michael Stipe (C) of REM performs at The Apple Store on Regent Street on March 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

To celebrate Out of Time‘s 25th birthday, R.E.M. is putting out a deluxe reissue of the album, which includes 19 demo versions of the classic record’s original track list. This includes “Shiny Happy People,” which was just shared today. The entirely instrumental demo is a more unadorned version of the original. Listen to it below. The reissue is out November 18. [WSJ]