R.E.M. - "Feeling Gravity's Pull" (Athens Demo), PMA Premiere


R.E.M.'s classic 1985 album Fables of the Reconstruction will be remastered and reissued on July 13th via Capitol/I.R.S. The 25th Anniversary edition of Fables of the Reconstruction will include remastered versions of the album's original 11 tracks, and a second disc, featuring 14 unearthed "Athens Demos".  Today, we are honored to premiere the Athens Demo version of Fables opening track, "Feeling Gravity's Pull". You can stream the track below:

R.E.M. - "Feeling Gravity's Pull" (Athens Demo)

Again, R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction's 25th Anniversary Reissue will be made available July 13th on physical and digital formats. You can pre-order the album here. The tracklist is below:

R.E.M.: Fables Of The Reconstruction (25th Anniversary Edition) (2CD, digital)
Disc One: digitally remastered original album
1. Feeling Gravity’s Pull
2. Maps and Legends
3. Driver 8
4. Life and How To Live It
5. Old Man Kensey
6. Can’t Get There From Here
7. Green Grow The Rushes
8. Kohoutek
9. Auctioneer (Another Engine)
10. Good Advices
11. Wendell Gee
Disc Two: “The Athens Demos”
1. Auctioneer (Another Engine) [demo version]
2. Bandwagon [demo version] [final version was B-side to “Can't Get There From Here”]
3. Can’t Get There From Here [demo version]
4. Driver 8 [demo version]
5. Feeling Gravity’s Pull [demo version]
6. Good Advices [demo version]
7. Green Grow The Rushes [demo version]
8. Hyena [demo version] [album version appeared on Life’s Rich Pageant]
9. Kohoutek [demo version]
10. Life and How To Live It [demo version]
11. Maps and Legends [demo version]
12. Old Man Kensey [demo version]
13. Throw Those Trolls Away [demo version] [previously unreleased]
14. Wendell Gee [demo version]

R.E.M. credits from original album
M.E. Mills - Consulate Mediator
W.T. Berry - Best Boy
P.L. Buck - Ministry of Music
J.M. Stipe - Gaffer Interpreter

All songs by Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe
except "Old Man Kensey" By Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe/Ayers
and “Bandwagon” By Berry/Buck/Mills/M.Stipe/L.Stipe