After releasing their album Green in 1989, R.E.M. found themselves growing from a well-respected alternative band with a loyal cult following to a group with a platinum album and mainstream success, rolling into large arenas as a headliner for the first time. R.E.M.: Tourfilm captures the group on and off stage for several dates on the Green tour, performing 17 songs, including "Stand," "The One I Love," "Fall on Me," "Finest Worksong," "South Central Rain," "It's the End of the World As We Know It," and "Perfect Circle." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
It amazes me that this video isn't more widely known. This is R.E.M. in their prime, playing their best hits of the 80's. It's well shot and the sound is great. Watching this recently reminded why, a couple of years after this video was shot, R.E.M. was given the largest record contract ever granted until that time. Great music, great shoot, great sound.