REM played a storming set at Apple's Regent Street store last night, mixing new tracks taken from current album, Accelerate with a selection of classic songs.

Frontman Michael Stipe used the event - which marked the third year anniversary of Apple's 'Live From London' series - to reach out to his fans, talking to the 450 people gathered for the exclusive invite-only gig as if they were friends gathered in his front room.

"Playing in this space with this narrow stage and low ceilings reminds us of the places we used to play in the early '80's," the singer admitted.

Stipe also admitted to being excited to be playing at Apple's biggest retail outlet, saying, "I have a bit of an eye-boner on this, because I'm a bit of a Mac fan... once you go Mac, you don't go back," he told the crowd.

The band played eight songs from their new record, out next Monday (March 31). REM also delivered a selection of rarely-played tracks, including West Of The Fields, Auctioneer, Fables of the Reconstruction and Fall on Me.

REM also offered an 'interactive' element to their outstandingly intimate live show, offering fans the chance to choose between one hit song for performance on the night. Given the choice between Man In The Moon and Losing My Religion, the crowd opted for the former.

The concert was recorded and will be made available for purchase exclusively through iTunes at a future point.

REM's full set list was:

Bad Day
Supernatural Superstitions
Fall On Me
Man Sized Wreath
Hollow Man
West of the Fields
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Man On The Moon
I'm Gonna DJ
Walk Unafraid
Horse To Water