R.E.M. ‎– Chronic Town

A&M Records ‎– B0014184-01, I.R.S. Records ‎– SP-070502
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Blue


Chronic Town Side
A1 Wolves, Lower 4:08
A2 Gardening At Night 3:28
A3 Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) 3:51
Poster Torn Side
B1 1,000,000 3:03
B2 Stumble 5:39

Companies, etc.



Numbered, limited edition, blue vinyl released on Record Store Day 2010. Release numbers were not provided in Record Store Day promotional information.

recorded at Drive In Studio Winston Salem, N.C. October 1981
mastered at Sterling Sound.
A Dasht Hopes Production.
℗ © 1982 I.R.S., Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02527 36186 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602527361864
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): B0014184-01A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): B0014184-01B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): SP-070502-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): SP-070502-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): B001-41840-1-A WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): B001-41840-1-B WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP 70502 R.E.M. Chronic Town(12", EP, Gol) I.R.S. Records SP 70502 US 1982 Sell This Version
SP 70502 R.E.M. Chronic Town(12", EP, RE, RCA) I.R.S. Records SP 70502 US 1982 Sell This Version
20AP 2958 R.E.M. Chronic Town(12", EP) I.R.S. Records 20AP 2958 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
7243 8 35089 2 1 R.E.M. Chronic Town(CD) I.R.S. Records 7243 8 35089 2 1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
IRS 70502, IRS-70502 R.E.M. Chronic Town(12", EP, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRS 70502, IRS-70502 Canada 1985 Sell This Version


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February 4, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
I actually think this reissue sounds pretty great. The drums are punchy as hell and the midrange detail is exceptional. Stunning clarity and dynamics, the only thing is that the vocals sound super quiet throughout the record. It's like they forgot to master the vocals at a decent level. Other than that pretty spectacular sounding reissue. No background noise at all on my copy, plays dead quiet.


January 21, 2018

Not the best pressing, I have the original but it is warped across the first track so I got this. The old one sounds much better, the guitars and drums sound great. This one has a lot of background noise, with a less lively sound for the guitars and drums. Maybe I just need to clean it.