R.E.M. ‎– Automatic For The People

Craft Recordings ‎– 0888072029835
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g

Companies, etc.



25th anniversary remastered 180g reissue.
Includes digital download card.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 888072029835
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Variant 1, stamped]): 7202983-A 163521E1/A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Variant 1, stamped]): 7202983-B 163521E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Variant 2, stamped]): 7202983-A 163521E1/B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Variant 2, stamped]): 7202983-B 163521E2/A
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 15025

Other Versions (5 of 140) View All

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
CDW 45055 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records CDW 45055 Canada Unknown 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
9362-45055-4 R.E.M. Automatic for the People(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland 9362-45055-4 Poland 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


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October 5, 2018
edited 3 months ago
Great sound, very deep, some static clicks but nothing more, side 1 cut almost to the label but no IDG - on my at440 - so congrats for cutting engineer :-) My copy is flat with no pressing plant issues, so probably I was lucky.


September 1, 2018
Really don't like the remaster. Sounds like a victim of "loudness war" to me. Not recommended unless you really need this album in your collection .


July 12, 2018
I've got the European version.
Not recommended. Mastering/sound is ok, But lot's of pops and snaps on my copy. Pretty disappointing.


January 29, 2018

I have received the European copy today. The pressing has a well differentiated stage and good sound regarding voice and Instruments. Only the drums were forgotten to be mixed in and sound like behind a thick curtain. Especailly on side B Ignoreland, Star me Kitten and Man on the Moon lead to disappointmend on my end after being excited from side A.


December 27, 2017
Lots of snaps and pops at the end of sweetness follows on my copy. Thankfully night swimming is ok. I expected a better pressing after paying £25 for it at HMV.


November 14, 2017
This is not so bad I guess. As a comparison I have an original UK pressing that is unfortunately not in the best condition and has quite a bit of surface noise. Unfortunately, the original pressing has ruined me a bit, as it sounds incredible. This reissue sounds a little subdued compared to the original.. it doesn't have that 'mind blowing' feeling when the electric guitar kicks in halfway through 'Drive.' However, it is still pretty good, and is a very quiet record so I find that I can crank the volume up and still really enjoy it.

Unfortunately, as someone else has pointed out here, there are a few clicks at the start of 'Nightswimming'... (first 20 seconds), and then another 2-3 random pops throughout the track, same issue with 'Find the River.' It looks like this is a defect across the board, and as mine seems not so bad (its very light), I am not going to roll the dice and maybe get one that is worse... still, it kind of sucks to have this issue.



November 12, 2017

My copy sounds awful so far. Tons of surface noise, and that's not normally an issue I have with most pressings.


November 11, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
The U.S. pressing is good, not mind blowing but, for a 25th Anniversary release they could have done something exciting with the vinyl, like a 180g transparent yellow or made it a gatefold. Wondering if the sounds quality is just the same as the EU?


November 11, 2017

Had a minor pressing defect on the last track on side 2 just before the run-out (clicking), The remaster is not as punchy as the original (cassette) but still well worth the buy.


November 10, 2017
How is the remaster? How is the pressing? Anyone? Please?!