R.E.M. Gets Orchestral Makeover On New Album

If you've ever wondered what R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People" would sound like played by an orchestra, you'll have your answer this week.

The track is just one of the nuggets from the R.E.M. catalog featured on "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays The Music Of R.E.M.," which hits stores this week. The collection comes on the heels of similar albums tackling the songs of Oasis and U2 and sees the orchestra taking on "Losing My Religion," "Stand," "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?," and other, more recent R.E.M. standards.

If you like your progressive alt-rock with an orchestral makeover, here's what you'll find on the album: