From Dublin to DC: Furnace MFG Completes Pressing of R.E.M.'s "Live at the Olympia" Vinyl Record Box Set

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"Live at the Olympia" features 39 songs R.E.M recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to the four LPs pressed by Furnace MFG, this limited-edition box set also includes two CDs and an hour-long DVD performance documentary of five nights of live rehearsals titled "This Is Not A Show."

With our exclusive partnerships with world-class vinyl pressing plants and our experience in exacting and difficult assembly and configuration, more and more customers are turning to Furnace MFG for one of a kind projects.

For five nights in July 2007, R.E.M. performed and recorded a series of working rehearsals at the famed Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland in front of passionate, capacity crowds. New material was tested at these working concerts, some of which would eventually end up on their album "Accelerate." Thirty-nine songs were selected to form the tracks included of the box set "Live at the Olympia."

The live rehearsals were filmed by Vincent Moon and turned into an hour-long performance documentary featuring live concert footage from all five nights of the rehearsals. The documentary is also airing in select venues for a one-night-only sneak preview screening to coincide with the release of the box set.

Warner Bros selected Furnace MFG for this special project, and the records were pressed at Furnace's German partner - Pallas Group Worldwide. Pallas has a long history of extremely high-quality vinyl pressing and is considered the plant of choice for many audiophile record labels throughout the world.

The limited edition box set includes 4 LP records in gatefold sleeves, 2 CDs, a DVD, a 24" x 36" tour poster as well essay notes from Peter Buck on each of the 39 songs. All of these components are housed in a sturdy slipcase to protect and display the collection.

"Furnace MFG has a strong reputation for special edition, multiple component vinyl packaging," says Manish Naik, Furnace MFG's COO. "With our exclusive partnerships with world-class vinyl pressing plants and our experience in exacting and difficult assembly and configuration, more and more customers are turning to Furnace MFG for one of a kind projects."

R.E.M.'s "Live at the Olympia" limited edition box set will be released on October 27, 2009 and is available for pre-order at http://www.remdublin.com

About Furnace MFG:
In business since 1996, Furnace MFG (http://www.furnacemfg.com/vinyl) is a recognized leader in CD and DVD duplication, replication, and vinyl record manufacturing and packaging.

About R.E.M.
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Contact:
Manish Naik, COO
Furnace MFG
703-205-0007
http://www.furnacemfg.com
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