World Cafe Playlist for 03/04/2022

R.E.M. joins host Raina Douris

Michael Stipe fronted R.E.M. until the band’s amicable end in 2011, and since then he’s continued to create on his own, as both a musician AND a photographer. Recently, Stipe had a chance to revisit his work with R.E.M. with the 25th anniversary reissue of their album New Adventures in Hi-Fi. You might be surprised that there are parts of the beloved record he wishes he could re-write – like the lyrics to the song “Leave.” We’ll hear his reflections on that and more in a wide-ranging conversation with host Raina Douris.

*The Police “Synchronicity ll” Synchronicity
R.E.M. “Departure” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “Leave (Original)” New adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “Leave (Alternate Version)” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “Electrolite” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M. “E-Bow The Letter” New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Michael Stipe “Drive to the Ocean” Single
Patti Smith “Gloria” Horses
Wet Leg “Chaise Longue” Wet Leg
Iggy Pop “Lust For Life” Lust For Life

Hour Two
*Steve Forbert “Goin’ Down To Laurel” Alive On Arrival
Beach House “Superstar” Once Twice Melody
Fleetwood Mac “Emerald Eyes” Mystery To Me
Sharon Van Etten “Porta” Single
Modest Mouse “Dashboard” We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
The Dip “Paddle To The Stars” Sticking With It
Etta James “Love And Happiness” The Right Time
Kathleen Edwards “I Make The Dough, You Get the Glory” Asking For Flowers
John Mayer “No Such Thing” Room For Squares
Neal Francis “Problems” In Plain Sight
R.E.M. “Superman” Lifes Rich Pageant
Band Of Horses “In Need Of Repair” Things Are Great
Prefab Sprout “Cars And Girls” From Langley Park To Memphis
Jade Bird “Headstart” Different Kinds of Light

*Optional Song