R.E.M. ‎– Reckoning

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Tracklist

Harborcoat 3:51
7 Chinese Brothers 4:15
So. Central Rain 3:11
Pretty Persuasion 3:53
Time After Time (Ann Elise) 3:39
Second Guessing 2:50
Letter Never Sent 2:57
Camera 5:21
(Don't Go Back To) Rockville 4:34
Little America 2:56

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SP70044, SP-70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, (B)) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP70044, SP-70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
CS-70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records CS-70044 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
IRSC 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSC 7045 UK 1984 Sell This Version
465379 4 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records 465379 4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
IRS C 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records IRS C 7045 US 1984 Sell This Version
VPCS-70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records VPCS-70044 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CS-70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records CS-70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
QEL-S-25119 (SP 70044) R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records QEL-S-25119 (SP 70044) Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) EPC 4439 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
CS 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) I.R.S. Records CS 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
CS 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) I.R.S. Records CS 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
40-25915 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, Dol) I.R.S. Records 40-25915 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
IRSC 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, Red) I.R.S. Records IRSC 7045 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SP 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records SP 70044 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
25915, ILP 25915 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) 25915, ILP 25915 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
IRSA 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSA 7045 UK & Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
IRSA 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSA 7045 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 25915 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records ILP 25915 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
SP70044, CBS 25195 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP70044, CBS 25195 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
IRSA 7045, SP70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRSA 7045, SP70044 UK & Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4439 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 2847 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records 28AP 2847 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4439 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) Epic Records ELPS 4439 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records ELPS 4439 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
CYA 1001 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) CBS/Sony CYA 1001 Hong Kong 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 25915, 25915 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records ILP 25915, 25915 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
SP-70044, SP70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, (C)) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP-70044, SP70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP70044, SP 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, (R)) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP70044, SP 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP70044, SP-70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, (R)) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP70044, SP-70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP70044, SP 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, Club) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP70044, SP 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP70044, SP 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, Gre) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP70044, SP 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 2847 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, Promo) I.R.S. Records 28AP 2847 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, Promo) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ELPS 4439 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
SP 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, Tra) I.R.S. Records SP 70044 US 1984 Sell This Version
CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US 1985 Sell This Version
CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US 1988 Sell This Version
CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, Club, RE) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, Club, RE) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US 1990 Sell This Version
465379 - 2 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records 465379 - 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
VPCD-70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records VPCD-70044 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
465379 2, ILP 465379 2 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 465379 2, ILP 465379 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CSCS 6081 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony, International Record Syndicate CSCS 6081 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE, RP) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1179 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1179 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1179 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1179 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
TOCP-7267 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records TOCP-7267 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 13159 2 3, 713159-2, 7 13159 2 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 0777 7 13159 2 3, 713159-2, 7 13159 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
0777 7 13159 2 3, 713159-2, 7 13159 2 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 0777 7 13159 2 3, 713159-2, 7 13159 2 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
VICP-5129 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records VICP-5129 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
TCP 2590 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records TCP 2590 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
UDCD 677 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE, 24k) I.R.S. Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 677 US 1996 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-261 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 200) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, I.R.S. Records MFSL 1-261 US 1996 Sell This Version
TOCP-3503 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records TOCP-3503 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
2707622 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Box, Dlx, 25t) I.R.S. Records, UMe, Universal UMC 2707622 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2707622 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Box, Dlx, 25t) I.R.S. Records, UMe, Universal UMC 2707622 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
B0013032-02 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + Dlx, 25t) I.R.S. Records, UMe B0013032-02 US 2009 Sell This Version
B0013029-01 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) I.R.S. Records, UMe B0013029-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-53567, 7 13159 2 R.E.M. Reckoning = 夢の肖像(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records TOCP-53567, 7 13159 2 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none R.E.M. Reckoning(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24-) A&M Records none US 2012
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CD 70044 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, Club, RE) I.R.S. Records CD 70044 US Unknown Sell This Version
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397 196-2, CDMID194 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 397 196-2, CDMID194 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
397 196-2, CDMID194, CDA 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 397 196-2, CDMID194, CDA 7045 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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CDA 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records CDA 7045 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2707622 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Box, Dlx, RE, 25t) I.R.S. Records, UMe, Universal UMC 2707622 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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397 196-2, CDMID194, CDA 7045 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, Album, RP, PMD) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 397 196-2, CDMID194, CDA 7045 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
509996 46082 28 R.E.M. Reckoning(CD, RE, RM + CD + Album, Dlx, 25t) Capitol Records, I.R.S. Records 509996 46082 28 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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IRSC 7045, 397 196-4 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records IRSC 7045, 397 196-4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
00 7777 13159 47 R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records 00 7777 13159 47 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
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southpawgrammar

southpawgrammar

October 19, 2020
edited about 13 hours ago
referencing Reckoning, CD, Album, RE, 24k, UDCD 677
"Murmur", R.E.M.'s full-length debut album, was unavoidably arcane, with its distinctive charms lying in its garagey, murky strangeness and Michael Stipe's mumblings. On 1984's "Reckoning", we find Michael Stipe's barely intelligible vocals still very much buried in the mix; with the ringing guitars domineering the subtle rhythm section, lyrics equally as non-linear and the pervasive mood as sombre as its predecessor, not much has changed. "Reckoning" is replete with mid-tempo jangly guitar melodies, but the effect is subdued and eerie as much as it is appealing. By subverting folk and pop, utilizing an arpeggiated guitar playing style and droningly delivered indiscernible lyrics, R.E.M. were able to create an evocative and lively yet economic musical background for which they would become renowned. Hoping to define their aesthetic even further, the band harnessed elements of Southern mythology and their underground roots, achieving an intimate, winding and mournful musical alchemy and sonic opacity that saturated and distinguished their early framework. Many of the rock clichés present on most records of the time were purposely absent here, perhaps owing to their indie cred and college rock band status. Since their music was very popular on such campus stations, the band's deliberately lo-fi production accorded with the poor audio quality of FM radio. It was this unremitting gloom and unrefined sound that saw the band fail to gain mainstream notice. Naturally, the album's detractors did not recognise that the poorly recorded sound and prevailing dreariness of the band's body of work reflected their opposition to classic rock radio, which tended to favour loud, extended guitar solos enhanced by thunderous drums and basslines. In their early career, R.E.M. rejected the mainstream rock formula, and both "Murmur" and "Reckoning" were intentionally antithetical in terms of commercial viability, and to some degree, this defiant stance prevented them from acquiring substantial chart success. Songs such as "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville", with its infectious chorus, is suggestive of the unobscured and immediate direction that the band would take in the future, although their 1984 status as miserabilists meant that they neglected to produce a crossover hit with any of the sonically crisper tracks. Consciously, Peter Buck's accomplished, memorable strumming is recorded in such a way that materializes and bolsters a series of cohesive, fluent and indivisible compositions calculated to induce circumspection rather than buoyancy, with the album format enhancing the overall proceedings immeasurably. For all intents and purposes, the music on display was meant to sound akin to a thrilling live performance, and for the most part it succeeds in this aim, though confessedly, the awareness that this is a studio recording does not diminish.

"Reckoning" deals with darker themes, but comprehending such imagery and motifs requires multiple listens, as penetrating beneath the strangely enveloping sonic sludge takes time and patience. Even then, after hearing the album for the fifth time, its enigmatic, ethereal qualities will remain intact, stubbornly so in fact. Fathoming Stipe's poetic, arbitrary songwriting is all part and parcel of the thought-provoking aspect to this album, as one must peel back its many layers to discover the simplicity of the song structure routinely employed on each composition; deliberately opaque vocals and lyrics rely on the coalescence of the understated melodicism of the deceptively catchy choruses to effortlessly enthral the listener in a web of elegiac euphony. It is not an experience you will find aurally pleasing due to the airless, amorphic instrumentation and Stipe's shrouded vocal delivery, but in its totality, it is admittedly fresher-sounding than "Murmur" and you will be challenged cerebrally during and after the fact.
jtm1967

jtm1967

October 18, 2020
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, (R), SP70044, SP-70044

Stunning purple translucent vinyl! Definitely my favorite pressing of all original pressings available for looks and soundstage.
morepies

morepies

May 18, 2020
referencing Reckoning, CD, Album, RE, CDA 7045
I have this pressing (purchased in late 1994). This is one of the many CDs manufactured by PDO in Blackburn that are susceptible to disc rot. My copy has bronzing that looks like coffee stains around the outer edge and around the centre hole. Mine is still playable, but be careful when getting one of these, as some copies may be worse affected than others, depending on storage conditions.
domesticmachine

domesticmachine

July 7, 2019
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, (B), SP70044, SP-70044
Any one else's copy of this LP edition translucent vinyl?
Cardiff_Giant

Cardiff_Giant

May 10, 2019
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, B0013029-01
Mine arrived bowl shaped to the point my record weight wouldn't even press it down. And it also had bad scuffs on both sides. Guess I'll try again...
devito.mark

devito.mark

January 22, 2019
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, (R), SP70044, SP 70044

I love this pressing and it kills the CD. I had, had the CD only forever and loved this album, but finally found a good copy of this album. There's more depth and you can hear so much more
zither

zither

December 15, 2018
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, (C), SP-70044, SP70044
I have this (C) version but it's a promotional copy. It has a large green sticker on the front with critic (Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Record) rankings of the previous album Murmur and Rolling Stone calling them "#1 Best new group." On the back is an etched gold stamp indicating that it's a promotional copy.
jrsmusic

jrsmusic

April 15, 2018
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 200, MFSL 1-261

I own #146 of this rare, limited pressing. Clear, rocking, detailed sound. Slightly different mix on some songs. Sometimes MOFI is better!
krisjay

krisjay

October 8, 2017
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, (R), SP70044, SP-70044
Do all the purple Quiex R/L copies have a bar code?
Essential_Vinyl

Essential_Vinyl

August 22, 2017
referencing Reckoning, LP, Album, (R), SP70044, SP-70044
Mine has a barcode on the back cover, top right.