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R.E.M.Automatic For The People

Label:Craft Recordings – CR00046
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Style:Alternative Rock, Pop Rock


A2Try Not To Breathe3:49
A3The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite4:06
A4Everybody Hurts5:17
A5New Orleans Instrumental No. 12:12
A6Sweetness Follows4:19
B1Monty Got A Raw Deal3:16
B3Star Me Kitten3:15
B4Man On The Moon5:12
B6Find The River3:49

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- 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 (Text): 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 185)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Automatic For The People (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 45055-1US1992
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Automatic For The People (CD, Album, Club Edition)Warner Bros. Records9 45055-2US1992
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Automatic For The People (Cassette, Album, Yellow, SR, Dolby HX Pro)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records9 45055-4, 4-45055US1992
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Automatic For The People (CD, Album, SRC)Warner Bros. Records9 45055-2US1992
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Automatic For The People (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)Takt Music1897Poland1992
AndyO7's avatar
My first copy had some major issues: noise, pops, etc. I returned it and the new copy really shines. This has always been a great sounding album, but this remaster and pressing is stunning. It has depth I've never heard before. Highly recommended.
Andrewslattery's avatar
Mine looked dirty but plays crystal clean before cleaning. Super dynamic. Massive soundstage and separation! Bellman smashed this out of the park as usual!
nickwinkles77's avatar
This is overall a great sounding release of this album.

Firstly, this lp came out of the shrink extremely dirty. I wouldn’t even think of playing this without a thorough cleaning. After cleaning, the record is virtually dead silent.

Where the arrangements get thin as they often do on this album, this pressing has a noticeable bias to the bass guitar but surprisingly not the drums. Overall though, the vocals and acoustic guitars which form the musical foundation of these songs sound awesome here.

The issues with Nightswimming that many have lamented about are not quite the same in my experience. I think the instrumental sounds great on that track, there’s just a bit of distortion on the vocals that’s odd, especially since Find The River comes in directly after and sounds great in its opening passages. Certainly no “swooshing” that scared me off from this pressing when it came out.

This pressing fixes a lot of issues I had with the CD cut, as I always felt that the CD had a sort of sibilance in the acoustic guitars and cymbals. If you can deal with an extremely fat bass sound then you’ll love this.

Definitely worth picking up if you love this album and don’t want to drop the large sum that’s being demanded for original pressings.
PNWRich's avatar
Sounds like a good recording but it's hard to tell with the surface noise.
sevensleepybears's avatar
Sounds really good. It has some surface noise all along the songs.
gabriele_wollo's avatar
Edited 3 months ago
This is an impressive release, extremely good sounding record. Very happy! Zero surface noise on this one.
J-Keller's avatar
Just ordered this on recent restock from Acoustic Sounds - exact same runouts as described for this release, pressed at RTI. It sounds phenomenal. Record is also flat and plays completely clean straight out of the sleeve. Very happy.
HPC's avatar
Availability seemed to be getting less, so I finally grabbed a copy. Impressive! Even while listening from another room, I heard details that I had never heard before.
StaindClass's avatar
Edited 11 months ago
I just recently bought this at my local record store, and I did not have any of the issues reported in the comments/reviews. I have only owned the CD since it was released, and as much as I love it, after playing this pressing I prefer the sound on it. The music seems to glide to your ears, and the slower sections sound very intimate. It has made an album I already loved even better.
brettsnow's avatar
Excellent sound for our copy, super quiet and very warm sounding. Noticeably clear sound, no complaints, no regrets.