While recording their 2007 album, American band R.E.M. played a series of shows in Ireland's capital city testing out the material on a live audience. For five straight nights they played their new songs for their fans. The album "Accelerate" came out of these shows.
Now we get to hear the 39 songs they played over the course of the 5 shows. Very interesting to hear them try out new songs and play more obscure older ones. Interesting to hear the songs from "Accelerate" as works in progress. They are not trying to just play their greatest hits or please anyone but themselves.
The bonus DVD contains a film of the shows played in Dublin directed by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah.