R.E.M. ‎– Automatic For The People

Craft Recordings ‎– CR00046
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g


A1 Drive 4:30
A2 Try Not To Breathe 3:49
A3 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite 4:06
A4 Everybody Hurts 5:17
A5 New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 2:12
A6 Sweetness Follows 4:19
B1 Monty Got A Raw Deal 3:16
B2 Ignoreland 4:24
B3 Star Me Kitten 3:15
B4 Man On The Moon 5:12
B5 Nightswimming 4:16
B6 Find The River 3:49

Companies, etc.



- Features hype sticker that reads "25th Anniversary Vinyl - Remastered Audio from the Original Analog Master - 180-Gram Vinyl - Includes the Hits "Everybody Hurts", "Man on the Moon", and "Nightswimming" - Plus Digital Download Card - CR00046"
- 180-Gram black vinyl
- 33 1/3 RPM
- Includes grayscale double-sided inner sleeve
- Includes mini-insert with download code

℗ & © 2017 R.E.M./Athens L.L.C. under exclusive license to Concord Music Group, Inc.
Made in the U.S.A.

Bearsville Studio, Bearsville, New York
Second Engineer: George Cowan
Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida
Second Engineer: Andrew Roshberg

Additional Recording
John Keane Studio, Athens, Georgia
Engineer: John Keane
Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana
Second Engineer: Mark howard
Bosstown Recording Studios, Atlanta, Georgia
Second Engineer: Ted Malia

Bad Animals/Seattle, Seattle, Washington
Second Engineer: Ted Brooks
Assistant Engineer: Tod Lemkuhl

Published by Night Garden Music
Administered in this world, among others, by Universal Music Publishing Group (SESAC).

Usage of the title and musical material of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by permission of Abilene Music, Inc.

Automatic for the people is the motto and service mark of Weaver D's Delicious Fine Foods in Clarke County, Georgia. A gracious thanks to Weaver D and his great establishment - "Automatic."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 88072 02983 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 888072029835
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): 888072029835-A CB 28582.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): 888072029835-B CB 28582.2(3)...
  • Rights Society: SESAC

Other Versions (5 of 155) 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
EN-4864 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-4864 Asia Unknown 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
033 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ST Records (2) 033 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
PCW-527 R.E.M. Automatic For The People(Cass, Album) Polton PCW-527 Poland Unknown Sell This Version


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May 29, 2020

RTI really screwed this pressing up.

I agree with all the previous comments. The mastering is great but I've had three copies from Amazon and they all looked like they'd been used as beer coasters.
Lots of Snap Crackle and Pop even after multiple wet washes. But I can hear the dynamics under the noise.

Makes me wonder about the future of RTI pressings.


May 19, 2020
Noisy pressing even after a couple cleanings. Sounds dynamic though if you can get your ears from ignoring all the noise.


May 18, 2020
edited about 1 month ago

sounds great! A few surface noises. Not bad...dynamics wide, soundstage deep and wide...my system seems to pick up many of the nuances. Rich, deep, a real joy. CRAFT does a pretty good job. I say let's encourage them to continue (and improve) their good work. I saw REM about '82...maybe 83, at the univ of Illinois' Huff Gym...about 75-100 people in attendance milling around the gym floor.


February 11, 2020
Flat with a great sound, but a few pops although not enough to irritate me. Packaging is solid too. I would recommend this pressing.


January 6, 2020
It took me three times to get a copy that wasn't filthy and scuffed to hell out of the shrink! But the third time was a charm (after a good wash). Sounds great.


November 25, 2019

Wasn't as impressed as I wanted to be. TBH, it sounds flat, maybe it's nostalgia expecting more but this copy doesn't bring it to life. I would not have guessed it was remastered.


September 11, 2018

Not the cleanest pressing, a bit of static and a pop here or there, but nowhere near as bad as I'd been led to believe it would be by Discogs. Definitely pick this up if you want a pressing of this masterpiece.


April 13, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
I think I heard a pop during Drive, but that's it. This album sounds great. I mean greeeat. Did i say how great this sounds? This album sounds great? Well so far. Finishing up side one.


April 2, 2018
Speaking for my copy, perfectly flat, perfectly clean, not a tick or pop to be heard. Dynamics are fully there, a great reissue. Based on this I'd highly suggsst buying it if you are on the fence.


March 14, 2018
Picked up a copy today, clean and quiet throughout, sounds great! As with any pressing, I'm sure there are some bad copies out there, but that wasn't my experience at all. Really happy with this one.