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
Released2002 (2002)
GenreElectronica, trip hop, broken beat, house music
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerPat McCarthy and several remixers
R.E.M. chronology
Not Bad for No Tour
Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes

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.[1]

Critical reception

The album received mixed-to-poor reviews. Flak Magazine's James Norton praised it for the precedent it sets for other artists to release free music, but considers the music "stuffy" and lacking fun.[2] Mark Reed of Drowned in Sound agreed that the music was boring and both reviewers criticized the apparently random track listing and choice of remixes.[3]

Track listing

All songs written by Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe

  1. "The Lifting" (Now It's Overhead mix by Andy Lemaster) – 4:41
  2. "The Lifting" (Knobody/Dahoud Darien for 12 Nations) – 5:07
  3. "I'll Take the Rain" (Jamie Candiloro) – 6:11
  4. "She Just Wants to Be" (Jamie Candiloro) – 5:03
  5. "I've Been High" (Matthew "Intended" Herbert) – 5:19
  6. "I've Been High" (Knobody/Dahoud Darien for 12 Nations) – 4:01
  7. "I've Been High" (Chef) – 4:56
  8. "I've Been High" (Her Space Holiday/Marc Bianchi) – 5:01
  9. "Beachball" (Chef) – 6:16
  10. "Summer Turns to High" (Her Space Holiday/Marc Bianchi) – 4:25


  1. Everitt, Matt (2003-07-02). "R.E.M. Reveal 'Reveal R.E.M. IX' Remixes". Xfm. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  2. Norton, James (2002-05-27). "Flak Magazine: Review of r.e.m.IX, 05-27-02". Flak Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  3. Reed, Mark (2002-09-21). "R.E.M. - rem:IX / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2011-10-08.