As the title suggests, this best-of will cover the band's entire career, including some songs the band had been working on since releasing Collapse Into Now. R.E.M. have put out several greatest-hits collections in the past, but Part Lies, Part Heart will be the first that brings together the band's indie '80s on I.R.S. with the group's major-label work on Warner Bros.
Details about what songs will or won't make the cut haven't been revealed yet, but with R.E.M. one of the challenges will be balancing the obvious hits with fan favorite that never made a dent on the charts. That's one of the interesting things about this group: It's almost like they're two bands, the popular one and the underground one. Hopefully both will find their way onto Part Lies, Part Heart.
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