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The track also features on the new reissue of the band’s classic ‘Radio Free Europe’ single, out on July 23.
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The reissue be presented in the record's original format: as a 45-RPM single housed in a black and white jacket featuring photography by Michael Stipe.
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The medium may change from analog to digital, but there’s always something magical about a great single, a record that can change your life in four minutes or less.