Murmur recreates the power and passion of R.E.M.’s live performances with precise musical detail. In part, Murmur hopes to re-introduce R.E.M. to a generation that may only be familiar with their later year commercial successes. With an incredibly deep catalog of soaring, powerful, heartfelt songs with amazingly poignant and relevant political messages, there is still much to learn about and from the music of R.E.M. Murmur reopens the book.