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R.E.M. - Reckoning - Original 1984 US I.R.S. label 10-track LP

€ 20
TitleReckoning - Original 1984 US I.R.S. label 10-track LP
Price € 20
Record labelI.R.S. Records
Catalogue noSP-70044
Year of release1984
GradingVG++ (Vinyls and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listR.E.M.
Additional infoOriginal 1984 US I.R.S. label 10-track LP - the 2nd full length album Athens, Georgia, based alt-college-jangle pop quartet.

Vinyl has the generic silver company labels with black centre print and burgundy company name and 'tax man' logo at bottom label.
Labels has (B) print below publishing credits which along with handwritten 'EMW' trail off text and trumpet logo suggests that the album was mastered by A&M Mastering, Los Angeles, and subsequently pressed by Electrosound, Shelbyville, In., USA.

Vinyl is held in a picture cover.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyls and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):
Vinyl still retains its original lustre and has hardly any signs of play or handling... the very faintest sleeve wear and otherwise mint.
Labels has in the area of a handful simple and superficial spineletraces placed within the center ring - labels and vinyl in general are graded close to mint.

Cover is nice but has a small lower saw cut - otherwise just a marginal degree of superficial creasing, wrinkling from edges and corners rubbing - the saw cut inflicts a VG+ grading - cover is otherwise at least close to near mint.


Side 1 - Left:
1. Harborcoat 3:54
2. 7 Chinese Bros. 4:18
3. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) 3:15
4. Pretty Persuasion 3:50
5. Time After Time (AnnElise) 3:31

Side 2 - Right:
1. Second Guessing 2:51
2. Letter Never Sent 2:59
3. Camera 5:52
4. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville 4:32
5. Little America 2:58

Recorded at Reflection Sound, Charlotte, North Carolina, December 8-10, 12-15, 1983 and January 10-16, 1984.

Pressed by Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.,
1805 West State Road #4, Shelbyville, Indiana
46176, USA
Mastered by A&M Mastering Studios, 1416 N. LA Brea Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028, USA.


Bill Berry - drums, percussion, and backing vocals
Peter Buck - guitar
Mike Mills - bass guitar, piano and backing vocals
Michael Stipe - lead vocals and harmonica

Additional musicians
Bertis Downs - backing vocals on "Wind Out" (With Friends)
Jefferson Holt - lead vocals on "Wind Out" (With Friends)

Technical Credits:
Don Dixon, Mitch Easter - Production, Engineer

Howard Finster - art direction
Sandra Lee Phipps - Band Photography
Michael Plen - Photography