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R.E.M.

The Great Beyond

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“The Great Beyond” is a song by R.E.M. It is not featured on an original studio album as it was written specifically for the 1999 movie Man on the Moon but was released as a single the following year for support of the film’s soundtrack album. The single reached #3 in the UK singles chart, the band’s highest ever placing in that country. It is also included in R.E.M.‘s 2003 compilation album, In Time - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003, in its only unedited capacity. On the Man on the Moon soundtrack, there is some dialogue from the movie at the end of the track; meanwhile, the single version is a radio edit, with the bridge omitted. In the unedited version, at 4:09 and at 4:26, the listener can hear Michael Stipe singing the following lines in the background: “Here’s a little... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I'm keeping flowers in full bloom ... I'm bending spoons ... I'm breaking through

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