R.E.M.

R.E.M.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Nirvana and Pavement as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People (1992), which veered from the band's established sound. R.E.M.'s 1994 release, Monster, was a return to a more rock-oriented sound. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three band members. In 1996, R.E.M. re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US $80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Buck, Mills, and Stipe continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.
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R.E.M. Discography

Albums

40 2886 R.E.M. Murmur (Album) I.R.S. Records 40 2886 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
IRSC 7045, 397 196-4 R.E.M. Reckoning (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRSC 7045, 397 196-4 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
MIRF 1003 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables (Album) I.R.S. Records MIRF 1003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
IRLC 19080 R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant (Album) I.R.S. Records IRLC 19080 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ILP 465383 4 R.E.M. Document (Album) I.R.S. Records ILP 465383 4 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
759925795-2 R.E.M. Green (Album) Warner Bros. Records 759925795-2 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3377 R.E.M. (Should We Talk About The Weather) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-3377 US 1988 Sell This Version
W0237-1 R.E.M. Out Of Time (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0237-1 Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4970 R.E.M. Automatic For The People (Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCP-4970 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
4- 45740 R.E.M. Monster (Album) Warner Bros. Records 4- 45740 UK 1994 Sell This Version
9362-46320-4 R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi-Fi (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-46320-4 Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
9 47112-2 R.E.M. Up (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 47112-2 Malaysia 1998 Sell This Version
9 47946-4 R.E.M. Reveal (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 47946-4 US 2001 Sell This Version
9 47946-4 R.E.M. Reveal(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 47946-4 Thailand 2001 Sell This Version
PRO-A-100885 R.E.M. R.E.M.IX (Album) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-100885 US 2002 Sell This Version
9362 48894-4 R.E.M. Around The Sun (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362 48894-4 India 2004 Sell This Version
292668-2 R.E.M. Live Warner Bros. Records 292668-2 Thailand 2007 Sell This Version
none REM* Accelerate (Album) Warner Bros. Records none Europe 2008 Sell This Version
520872-2 R.E.M. Live At The Olympia In Dublin 39 Songs (Album) Warner Bros. Records 520872-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-14086 R.E.M. Collapse Into Now (Album) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-14086 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
R2-541570 R.E.M. Unplugged 1991 & 2001 - The Complete Sessions (Album) Rhino Entertainment R2-541570 Mexico 2014 Sell This Version
603497899890 R.E.M. Unplugged 1991 (Album) Rhino Entertainment 603497899890 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
603497899883 R.E.M. Unplugged 2001 (Album) Rhino Entertainment 603497899883 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HT 0001 R.E.M. Radio Free Europe (Single) Hib-Tone Records HT 0001 US 1981 Sell This Version
IRS 70502 R.E.M. Chronic Town (EP) I.R.S. Records IRS 70502 Canada 1982 Sell This Version

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