Radiohead's Thom Yorke Joins R.E.M. On Newly-Released Live Track

"E-Bow the Letter" to be included on 'R.E.M. at the BBC'

September 27, 2018
Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe

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R.E.M. has released another live performance from its forthcoming box set. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke joins the band on “E-Bow the Letter.” It was recorded during an invitation-only show at London’s St. James Church in 2004. Yorke sounds right at home singing the part punk legend Patti Smith sung on the album version.

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The track will be included on R.E.M. at the BBC – billed as a treasure trove of rare and unreleased live and studio recordings culled from the BBC and band archives. It will be released on October 19th as a super-deluxe edition box set, as well as 2CD and 2LP formats. You can pre-order it here.