REM - Live at the Olympia iTunes freebie with The Times, from Saturday 10th October 2009

Posted: 9th October 2009

Due for release next month, new REM album/ album and DVD 'Live from Olympia' will feature thirty nine songs recorded during "working rehearsals" at the Olympia in Dublin. From these rehearsals came the 'Accelerate' album released in March last year.

In conjunction with The Times newspaper, you can now get your hands on five tracks from the new album, as well as five classic tracks, including 'Losing My Religion' and 'Man on the Moon' - to download from iTunes. Tomorrow's newspaper will contain a free iTunes card which will allow you to download the tracks, though, presumably, you'll also need to set-up an iTunes account. Then, daily from Monday 12th October to Saturday 17th October, each issue will contain another code allowing you to download another six tracks, until you eventually have the full complement of tracks.

Daniel O'Connell