R.E.M.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M. achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love". The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed by subsequent acts such as Nirvana and Pavement as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People (1992), which veered from the band's established sound. R.E.M.'s 1994 release, Monster, was a digression into a more rock-oriented sound. The band began its first tour in six years to support the album; the tour was marred by medical emergencies suffered by three band members. In 1996, R.E.M. re-signed with Warner Bros. for a reported US $80 million, at the time the most expensive recording contract in history. The following year, Bill Berry left the band, while Buck, Mills, and Stipe continued the group as a trio. Through some changes in musical style, the band continued its career into the next decade with mixed critical and commercial success. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. disbanded in September 2011, announcing the split on its website.
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CS-70604 Murmur — R.E.M. R.E.M. Murmur (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records CS-70604 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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NBC 84-28 The Source - Radio Broadcast July 20, 21 22 1984 — R.E.M. R.E.M. The Source - Radio Broadcast July 20, 21 22 1984(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) NBC Radio NBC 84-28 US 1984 Sell This Version
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CS-70044 Reckoning — R.E.M. R.E.M. Reckoning (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records CS-70044 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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CC 1017 The Penthouse /Omni Magazine College Rock Special Program — R.E.M. Let's Active / R.E.M. Let's Active / R.E.M. - The Penthouse /Omni Magazine College Rock Special Program(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength CC 1017 US 1984 Sell This Version
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CN 4516/S In Concert-347 — R.E.M. R.E.M. In Concert-347(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4516/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
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EPC 4495 Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables — R.E.M. R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction / Reconstruction Of The Fables (Album, Comp) I.R.S. Records EPC 4495 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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603 BBC Rock Hour #603 — R.E.M. R.E.M. BBC Rock Hour #603(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 603 US 1985 Sell This Version
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ILP 57064 , ILP 57064 Lifes Rich Pageant — R.E.M. R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant (Album) I.R.S. Records ILP 57064 , ILP 57064 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
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86-24 Westwood One In Concert — R.E.M. R.E.M. / The Alarm R.E.M. / The Alarm - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 86-24 US 1986 Sell This Version
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IRSC-14U Document — R.E.M. R.E.M. Document (Album, Comp) I.R.S. Records IRSC-14U Canada 1987 Sell This Version
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none (Should We Talk About The Weather) — R.E.M. R.E.M. (Should We Talk About The Weather) Warner Bros. Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
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WX 234C, 925 795-4 Green — R.E.M. R.E.M. Green (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WX 234C, 925 795-4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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RL 52-8 Green / Smashes, Thrashes & Hits — R.E.M. R.E.M. / Kiss R.E.M. / Kiss - Green / Smashes, Thrashes & Hits(LP, Transcription) Afrts, United States Department Of Defense RL 52-8 US 1988 Sell This Version
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CO 89-14 Superstar Concert Series — R.E.M. R.E.M. Superstar Concert Series Westwood One CO 89-14 US 1989 Sell This Version
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89-08 R.E.M. Up Close(2xCD, Transcription) MediaAmerica Radio 89-08 US 1989 Sell This Version
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WO 89-C Timothy White's Rock Stars featuring: R.E.M. The Green America Tour — R.E.M. R.E.M. Timothy White's Rock Stars featuring: R.E.M. The Green America Tour(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One WO 89-C US 1989 Sell This Version
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91-20 Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner — R.E.M. Mary Turner (4), R.E.M. Mary Turner (4), R.E.M. - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner Westwood One 91-20 US 1991 Sell This Version
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7599-26496-4, WX 404C Out Of Time — R.E.M. R.E.M. Out Of Time (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-26496-4, WX 404C Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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91-13 Up Close — R.E.M. R.E.M. Up Close(2xCD, Transcription) Neer Perfect Productions 91-13 US 1991 Sell This Version
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none REM Radio Session — R.E.M. REM* REM Radio Session(Cass, Promo) Warner Music none Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
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9362-45055-2 Automatic For The People — R.E.M. R.E.M. Automatic For The People (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362-45055-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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TCDC 0002 Classic In Concert - 2 — R.E.M. R.E.M. Classic In Concert - 2(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDC 0002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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24 57404 Monster — R.E.M. R.E.M. Monster (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 24 57404 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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94-42 In Concert: New Rock — R.E.M. R.E.M. / Frente! R.E.M. / Frente! - In Concert: New Rock(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One 94-42 US 1994 Sell This Version
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TCD 0959-3 Life's Rich Pageant - The R.E.M. Story 1 - 3 Part 3 — R.E.M. R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant - The R.E.M. Story 1 - 3 Part 3(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service TCD 0959-3 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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valentinorossi46

valentinorossi46

September 22, 2019
Im a METAL/PROG ROCK fan by heart but i have a soft spot for this band they produced some excellent music
Chalkers

Chalkers

August 19, 2016
One of the best Pop bands of all time. The band, like all great artists, showed an ability to change their style with each progressing album. From the alternative rock and mumbled vocals of their earlier albums, the guitar pop of their mid years to the lo-fi anthems of their later day career; each stage of their career has many highlights although of course like any band that has had a career spanning decades there are a couple of blemishes along the way. Document and Automatic For The People are two of the finest rock albums in my collection, yet they are vastly different.
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