R.E.M. ‎– Radio Free Europe

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This entry is only for the original 1981 release with "Sitting Still" on the b-side.
The 1983 release with a re-recorded version of "Radio Free Europe" coupled with "There She Goes Again" on the b-side has it's own master.

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jackypops

jackypops

September 27, 2018
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, RP, HT 0001
This is interesting - the autographed copy in the photo above is hanging on my wall - I'd love to have the history of it and what is behind the comments - I'm fairly certain mine has 'thanks Linda' or 'for Linda' or similar on the rear
Does anyone know?
threecardhighlow

threecardhighlow

September 6, 2018
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, HT 0001
What does "RP" stand for on the second entry? These two pressings and sleeves are exactly the same - they just have slightly different labels glued on the records.
AutoV455

AutoV455

March 9, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, RP, HT 0001
Just to clear up a common miss understanding, the Eponymous version is the Mitch Easter mix.
This version HT001 is the Johnny Hibbert mix.3.35. Only ever used on this single. The Band preferred the Mitch Easter mix. Johnny Hibbert owned the rights to the single so he pulled rank.
The fact is REM would never use the JH mix again.
The ME mix 3.46 appears on Eponymous and I Feel Fine, Best of IRS years,
If you want to hear the difference, listen to this record HT001.
thegoldens22

thegoldens22

May 19, 2013
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, HT 0001
Everything I have read on the issues is first pressing was 600 copies and the 2nd pressing was 6000.
radiomoose

radiomoose

September 23, 2012
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, HT 0001
This entry should be split into 2 different entry's, as they are two totally different singles with one song in common. But the versions of "Radio Free Europe" are totally different recordings. The B-side of the the I.R.S. single is NOT "Sitting Still" but "There She Goes Again".
bangerbhoi

bangerbhoi

March 22, 2012
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, HT 0001
You're right about the two pressings, but 7000 each press? surely 1000 of each would be a more realistic number for a band financing their own pressings?
cocopino

cocopino

March 15, 2011
referencing Radio Free Europe, 7", Single, HT 0001
I don't think the information given in the notes above is correct. There are two - almost simoultaneous - pressings (7.000 copies each). The only difference is that the labels on the second pressing have Hibtone label's address. On the first pressing they don't.