Album Of Orchestral R.E.M. Songs Released

A 12-track album featuring the music of R.E.M. performed by London's

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been released. The CD features

symphonic versions of the R.E.M. classics "The One I Love," "Losing My

Religion," "Stand," "Man on the Moon," "Nightswimming," "Everybody

Hurts," "Strange Currencies," "Near Wild Heaven," "Drive," "The Sidewinder

Sleeps Tonight," "What's the Frequency Kenneth?" and "Shiny Happy People."

Recent symphonic cover albums by the Royal Philharmonic have focused on

rockers U2 and Oasis and dance diva Madonna.