To celebrate the 25th birthday of R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People, Craft Recordings is re-issuing the album in a deluxe format that includes a set of previously unheard demos, plus Live at the 40 Watt Club 11/19/92, a recording of the band’s record-release show. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first R.E.M. listening party at the 40 Watt—a tradition that would continue for the next decade-plus—athensmusic.net will host #Automatic25, where attendees can hear the remastered album and view a short documentary on the making of what would become R.E.M.’s most universally acclaimed LP. There will also be a raffle. All proceeds benefit Family Connection-Communities in Schools in Athens and AthFest Educates.
A listening and viewing party celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the release of R.E.M.'s "Automatic for the People" and the very first R.E.M. listening party, c. 1992. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.