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- Posted on Dec 16th 2009 4:56AM by Julian Marszalek
Sadly, the single doesn't represent a full reunion as singer Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck (pictured) are both absent from the record. Vocal duties were handled by bassist Mick Mills who also plays guitar on the record.
Berry is no stranger to returning to the R.E.M. fold, having played with the band several times since quitting the drums in 1997 but the new single is just the second time that he's recorded with the band since then. He previously played with them on a cover of John Lennon's '#9 Dream' for 2007's 'Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur' tribute album.
The other track on the single finds Mick Mills in solo mode as he tackles the seasonal classic, 'Santa Baby'.'