R.E.M. ‎– Automatic For The People

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How to find the correct CD-release with catalogue number 9362-45055-2 :

- First European GEMA/BIEM-version with WME in matrix and French price code 'WE 852' in yellow tray-jewel case and without SID-codes.
- Another yellow tray version from the same time period, no 'WME', but 'MIS10' and 'SRC' in matrix. French price code 'WE 852' without SID-codes
- First WME-repress with WME in matrix and French price code 'WE 852' in standard grey tray-jewel case and without SID-codes.
- Second WME-repress, identical to the first repress, but with French price code 'WE 833' and sticker with reference to the first single releases. No SID-codes on this variant.
- Third WME-repress identical to the first repress, but with French price code 'WE 833' and mould SID-code. This repress is post-1993.
- 1998 & 1999 repress with same matrix structure as on the other WME releases, but without mentioning 'WME'. Matrix ends with '11/98' or '06/99', GEMA/BIEM version, French price code 'WE 833', both SID-codes present.
- 2000 repress with same matrix structure as on the other WME releases, but without mentioning 'WME'. Matrix ends with '05/00', GEMA/BIEM version, French price code 'WE 833', both SID-codes present.
- 2001 repress. GEMA/BIEM version, French price code 'WE 833', both SID-codes present. Matrix number ends with 'V01 MEQ'.
- 2011 reissue with similar matrix as the latter version, issued for Classic Album-series.

The same catalogue number or deviations of it appeared on the versions for Argentina, South Korea, Czechoslovakia and Australasia.

Tracklist

Drive 4:31
Try Not To Breathe 3:50
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite 4:09
Everybody Hurts 5:20
New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 2:15
Sweetness Follows 4:21
Monty Got A Raw Deal 3:17
Ignoreland 4:27
Star Me Kitten 3:16
Man On The Moon 5:14
Nightswimming 4:18
Find The River 3:49

Versions (128)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
50188-2, 9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Popron, Warner Bros. Records 50188-2, 9362-45055-2 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
CDW 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45055 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
WPCP-4970, WPCP 4970 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WPCP-4970, WPCP 4970 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
WBCD 1745 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Tusk Music WBCD 1745 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 Israel 1992 Sell This Version
945055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 945055-2 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
50188-2, 9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Popron, Warner Bros. Records 50188-2, 9362-45055-2 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Argentina S.A. 9362-45055-2 Argentina 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Australasia 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
W2 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 45055 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
W2 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 45055 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
78 877 8, 9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club, Yel) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 78 877 8, 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9 45138-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Lon) Warner Bros. Records 9 45138-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 45122-2, 2-45122 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Ltd, Woo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 45122-2, 2-45122 US 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
50 188-4, 9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Popron, Warner Bros. Records 50 188-4, 9362-45055-4 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4, W0270 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-4, W0270 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
MC-WBR 450554 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records MC-WBR 450554 Peru 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-4, WX 488C R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Sizzle International, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-4, WX 488C Egypt 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4, KB 92-34-Ü-024-9 45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 9 45055-4, KB 92-34-Ü-024-9 45055-4 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
CASS 80.125, 80125 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records CASS 80.125, 80125 Ecuador 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-4 Bulgaria 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4, KB 92-34-Ü-024-9 45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 9 45055-4, KB 92-34-Ü-024-9 45055-4 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
936245055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 936245055-4 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
4-45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 4-45055 Philippines 1992 Sell This Version
20088-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 20088-4 Uruguay 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-4 Thailand 1992 Sell This Version
416 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Unison Records Ltd. 416 Bulgaria 1992 Sell This Version
945055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Wea 945055-4 Guatemala 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4, 945055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Hed-Arzi 9 45055-4, 945055-4 Israel 1992 Sell This Version
MC-7-S 3 03931 2, MC-7-S 3039312 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Croatia Records, Warner Bros. Records, Croatia Records, Warner Bros. Records MC-7-S 3 03931 2, MC-7-S 3039312 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
24 50554 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Bla) Warner Bros. Records 24 50554 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
WX 488C, 9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Cle) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WX 488C, 9362-45055-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4, 4-45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-4, 4-45055 US 1992 Sell This Version
W4 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W4 45055 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
24 50554 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Bros. Records 24 50554 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-4, 4-45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, SR,) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-4, 4-45055 US 1992 Sell This Version
T-252 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tango Music T-252 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
none R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Riva Sound Music Center none Bulgaria 1992 Sell This Version
33 REM* Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 33 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
1897 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1897 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
295 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Omega Music 295 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-4, WX 488C, WX488C R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-4, WX 488C, WX488C Europe 1992 Sell This Version
936245055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 936245055-4 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
LP-7-1 2039313 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Croatia Records LP-7-1 2039313 Croatia 1992 Sell This Version
945055-1 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 945055-1 Guatemala 1992 Sell This Version
670.8263 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 670.8263 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
9362-45055-1, WX 488 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-1, WX 488 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-1 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
(7110) 045055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records (7110) 045055 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
LP-80125, 9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records LP-80125, 9 45055-2 Ecuador 1992 Sell This Version
BL-1033 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label BL-1033 Russia 1992 Sell This Version
9 45055-8 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(MD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-8 US 1992 Sell This Version
9362450552 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362450552 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 173, 9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Unofficial) Unison (2), Unison (2) CDP 173, 9362-45055-2 Bulgaria 1993 Sell This Version
50 188-4, 9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Popron, Warner Bros. Records 50 188-4, 9362-45055-4 Czech Republic 1993 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2, 9362450552 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Ltd, Gol) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2, 9362450552 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
WC-152, 9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Music Korea, Warner Music, Warner Bros. Records WC-152, 9362-45055-4 South Korea 1996 Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, RP) Союз, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-4 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
9362-45055-1, WX 488 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-1, WX 488 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
9 45255-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(HDCD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 9 45255-2 China 2002 Sell This Version
R9 78175 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, NTSC) Rhino Records (2) R9 78175 US 2003 Sell This Version
8122-78175-9 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(DVD-A, Album, Multichannel, NTSC) Warner Bros. Records 8122-78175-9 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
R2 78105 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Hybrid, DualDisc, Album, NTSC) Warner Bros. Records R2 78105 US 2003 Sell This Version
9362-45055-1, WX 488 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-1, WX 488 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
8122-78175-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE + DVD-A, Multichannel) Warner Bros. Records 8122-78175-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
R2 78175 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, Album, RM, Multichannel, NT) Warner Bros. Records R2 78175 US 2005 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
4670001546560 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Никитин 4670001546560 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MR 3481-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Moon Records (2) MR 3481-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
9362-49530-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9362-49530-2 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Chile 2013 Sell This Version
WPCR-78004 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Ltd, Fir) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-78004 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
none R.E.M. Automatic For The People(12xFile, FLAC, RM, 192) Craft Recordings, Concord Music Group, Inc. none US 2017
none R.E.M. Automatic For The People(45xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 25t) Universal Music none Europe 2017
CR00045 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album + 2xCD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, ) Craft Recordings CR00045 US 2017 Sell This Version
00888072029842, CR00045 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album + 2xCD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, ) Craft Recordings, Craft Recordings 00888072029842, CR00045 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CR00044, 00888072029767, 00888072029774, 008880720 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Box, 25t) Craft Recordings, Craft Recordings, Craft Recordings, Craft Recordings CR00044, 00888072029767, 00888072029774, 008880720 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
00888072029767, CR00044 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Ltd, ) Craft Recordings, Craft Recordings 00888072029767, CR00044 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0888072029835 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings 0888072029835 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CR00046 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings CR00046 US 2017 Sell This Version
CDW 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45055 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
W2 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 45055 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
W2 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records W2 45055 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
936245055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 936245055-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
9 45055-2, 9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Hed-Arzi 9 45055-2, 9362-45055-2 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
9 45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 45055-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RP, Gre) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RE, RP, Gre) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-2 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland, Warner Music 9362-45055-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
813 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Glob Records 813 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
PCW-527 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Polton PCW-527 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
W4 45055, 4-45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W4 45055, 4-45055 US Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Music Poland 9362-45055-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
EN-4864 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-4864 Asia Unknown Sell This Version
S 579 R.E.M* Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stebo S 579 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
451 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 451 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
MDM 100.052 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Delta Music (2) MDM 100.052 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
033 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 033 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
9362-45055-1 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, Dlx, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1-45055, 9 45055-1 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-45055, 9 45055-1 US Unknown Sell This Version

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mistermuse

mistermuse

December 3, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
Noisy, not as dynamic and a bit flat sounding compared to the original US pressing, but passable being that an original is over a hundred bucks.
hhjack

hhjack

November 28, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
For a 25th anniversary reissue, I was expecting a little more care given to this release. The packaging just doesn't scream anything special. Still, the music is as glorious as ever, and while it's not the last word, it does sound nice on this pressing. Also, there is a download code which I give the label props for since that's not always the case with reissues. Recommended.
j.s.p.

j.s.p.

November 26, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
I had a similar experience as steve_o66 below. The record itself was covered in debris from the inner sleeve and looked terrible, but after a quick wet clean, the vinyl sounds incredible with very little-to-no noise.

I'm sorry to hear about other people's copies being of lesser quality, so I wish I could say "buy with confidence!" But do know that some EXCELLENT copies of this pressing exist. If anything, I blame the subpar packaging (the inner sleeve was promptly replaced with a MoFi sleeve.)
steve_o66

steve_o66

November 25, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
My copy was filthy out of the package but it cleaned up nicely and sounds great. Glad to finally have his on vinyl.
Maybelly

Maybelly

November 23, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
Mine sounds like they pressed sand into the vinyl. (Sand pressed vinyl doesn't sound good).

anazgnos

anazgnos

November 23, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
Surprised to hear reports of inconsistency. From mastering to pressing to packaging, my copy is close to perfect. Very pleased with this reissue.
sdo

sdo

November 19, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
Given the variety of comments, the quality control must be quite varied on this release. Unfortunately, mine is noisy, crackly, and has a bunch of visible surface defects. The recording is great, but the quality of the vinyl is lousy. Very disappointing. I completely agree with @WesHeadley's review. Come on, R.E.M.! Your fans deserve better on a re-release like this.
WesHeadley

WesHeadley

November 19, 2017
edited 11 days ago
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
Okay, let's get real-- the MUSIC mastering sounds great on this edition. The vinyl pressing quality is another matter entirely. It SUCKS ASS. There are no quiet passages that are not marred by loud ticks and pops throughout.

I can't help but notice this is another Concord Music Group release. I have many-- and most SUCK ASS. They seem to have little to no concern for product quality-- and having tried many times to contact their customer service I can tell they really don't give a crap about their vinyl releases. Name a Concord Music Group pressing that's notable for excellent vinyl quality-- I doubt you'll find many if ANY.

I love this album and it makes me sad that they have treated this release with their usual utter lack of any quality control. Even the sleeve material is that cheap-ass glossy paper known the world over for scratching vinyl and cutting fingers. An excellent mastering job, a shitty pressing!!!

What's up Concord Music Group? You do not seem to give the tiniest of shits about your customers???

UPDATE 11/21/2017: Spent time doing a deep clean using my Hannl RCM with circular brush. No improvement. The vinyl quality is simply horrid.

UPDATE 11/25/2017: Received a second replacement copy from Amazon. Side one was nearly perfect, sounded so sweet. Too bad the record was warped- which was audible on side two, which suffered from a morass of very annoying surface noise throughout. At least what we've learned is that this pressing suffers from mostly just random crap-quality control and possibly not dirty stampers! Going to try a third copy. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 12/6/2017: Received a THIRD copy today. The LP was scuffed and visibly dirty. I precleaned with my Hannl RCM and evaluated the results-- constant surface noise with plenty of LOUD surface pops. Baked in I'm afraid. Another terrible product from Concord Music Group-- they really truly must not give one damn about their product quality. Bet some lame MBA working there has a survey that proves their customers could care less about vinyl quality. The future is not in the crapification of everything.
just_the_sound

just_the_sound

November 16, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Automatic For The People, CD, Album + 2xCD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, , 00888072029842, CR00045
Here in the UK this set is retailing for around £80 which imo is daylight robbery! I would love to own this but considering you can get the double CD for around £20 you're basically paying £60 for a CD and a Blu-ray. Absolutely crazy.
musictoad

musictoad

November 16, 2017
referencing Automatic For The People, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, CR00046
Agree, this pressing sounds really great. Particularly on the acoustic heavy tracks. Lots of room for the music to breathe, and the character of each instrument really comes through with detail and clarity. Much more organic and live sounding than the original CD which is all I'd listened to up to this point.