r.e.m.IX is a 2002 remix album of songs by R.E.M. from its 2001 album Reveal. Copies of that album were given to well-known remixers to see what they could do with its tracks and the band's favorite results were compiled to form this album. Out of the twelve original tracks on Reveal, six are found among the ten tracks on this album—there are two different versions of "The Lifting" and four of "I've Been High." "I'll Take the Rain" was the only one of Reveals three singles to be included on r.e.m.IX.
|Remix album by|
|Genre||Electronica, trip hop, broken beat, house music|
|Producer||Pat McCarthy and several remixers|
The album has never been commercially released, but it was made available as a free download from the band's Web site and as a promotional Compact Disc and vinyl LP from Warner Bros. Records. This was the second promotional music download from R.E.M. (after Not Bad for No Tour) and was intended to introduce their music to a wider audience.