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R.E.M.Green

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 9 25795-1, Warner Bros. Records – 1-25795
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, AOR

Tracklist

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A1Pop Song 893:03
A2Get Up2:35
A3You Are The Everything3:45
A4Stand3:10
A5World Leader Pretend
Musician [Additional Musicians], CelloJane Scarpantoni
Musician [Additional Musicians], Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel]Bucky Baxter
4:15
A6The Wrong Child3:35
Metal
B1Orange Crush3:50
B2Turn You Inside Out
Musician [Additional Musicians], PercussionKeith LeBlanc
4:15
B3Hairshirt3:55
B4I Remember California5:05
B5Untitled3:15
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Notes

Specialty Records Corporation pressing denoted by "E A S T" debossing around center hole and "SR" etch in runouts.
First issues had track listing and barcode stickers applied to back cover.
Both "R"s on the front cover have a "4" watermark superimposed over them, as noted in R.E.M. - Green.
Issued with custom credit / photo inner sleeve.

© 1988 R.E.M./Athens Ltd
℗ 1988 R.E.M./Athens Ltd

Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.
Mixed at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York.

This recording is humbly dedicated to, without whose help
W. J. Holt, B.E. Downs, IV
E.M. Hammond, D.B. Kilpatrick
Microwave, V.B. Fowler, Jr.

Direct Metal Mastered as indicated by DMM in runouts. Runouts etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Both sides, embossed around center hole): E A S T
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25795-1 3
  • Barcode (String): 075992579513
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): 1-25795-A-RE 3 SRI-DMM MASTERDISK SP2-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B variant 1): 1-25795-B RE3 -SRI-DMM 2-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): 1-25795-A-RE 3 SRI-DMM MASTERDISK SP2-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): 1-25795-B RE3 -SRI-DMM SP4-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): 1-25795-A-RE 3 SRI-DMM MASTERDISK SP2-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): 1-25795-B RE3 -SRI-DMM SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 4): 1-25795-A-RE 3 SRI-DMM MASTERDISK SP2-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 4): 1-25795-B RE3 -SRI-DMM 2-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 5): 1-25795-A-RE 3 SRI-DMM MASTERDISK SP2-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 5): 1-25795-B RE3 -SRI-DMM SP 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 6): 1-25795-A-RE 3 SRI-DMM MASTERDISK SP2-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 6): 1-25795-B RE3 -SRI-DMM SP 1-2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Green (Cassette, Album, Clear Shell, SR)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records9 25795-4, 4-25795US1988
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Green (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 25795-2US1988
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Green (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsWX 234CUK1988
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Green (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records925 795-1, WX 234Europe1988
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Green (CD, Album, Club Edition)Warner Bros. RecordsW2 25795US1988

Reviews

  • Wreckard's avatar
    Wreckard
    Edited 4 months ago
    There’s a lot of things here that should tip you off to the fact that this is a great sounding pressing - probably all analog (SPARS code is AAD on the CD), mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, DMM pressed by Specialty, etc. And you’d be 100% correct in assuming that - this pressing has a really spacious, gorgeous sound; dead quiet, packed with incredible detail. Highly recommended.
    • krisjay's avatar
      krisjay
      I've always considered Green as a genre unto itself. Be still for a time and think about it, this is a strange, strange album. It is psychedelic, but not in the way that is normally thought of. It is Americana, but not in the way one would normally think of Americana. It is Pop, but as odd a Pop as one could find. It is Rock, yet again an odd Rock.Songs as happy as it can be, songs as heartbreaking as can be, songs as angry as can be. Just a truly unique album, that sadly get's overlooked when talking about the greatest albums of all time. I put Green up with the greats, where it belongs in my opinion.
      • Texasbear's avatar
        Texasbear
        My absolute favorite song on this album is “Orange Crush” and I have a great reason why. I use to have a 1982 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 and it had 5 separate 200 watt Sony Amps that I had in a box that fit behind the front seats that was designed for this truck. I had the box louvered to keep the amp's from overheating, plus it locked. I could have the top off and hear this song perfectly. It’s probably why I can’t hear as well as I should be able to now! The head unit was also Sony and quite expensive as it had two stereo outputs and a subwoofer output. It was also the first car stereo that I’ve ever seen with a TV input. I guess it was for a satellite service as this was right before the internet was the big thing.

        3 of the amp’s ran through a Sony EQ in the locking glove compartment and powered the 4 JVC 6x9 in carpeted encloses. 2 where placed on end in the rear corners and the other two where placed where the jump seats would come down and they where out of the way if anyone was riding in the back. The third amp powered a 12inch Subwoofer. The second output from the head unit powered a crossover that had two outputs that powered the other two amps, one to control a set of surface mounted tweeters and the other to power a JVC teardrop shaped 6” Sub that would barely fit under the front seat. My best friend started working on cars at 14yrs old. He is a truck fanatic that now owns a Jeep Modification shop in Suffolk VA. His Jeep J-10 pickup has been featured in Fourwheeler magazine. He modified the original Toyota Alternator, which was only 65 amps. He had me purchase a new alternator that was designed for a fully loaded Cadillac and with a couple of modifications it bolted right in place where my original one was. It was like a 300 amp alternator. I also had an Optima Red Battery mounted in the factory battery holder and a Optima yellow top deep cycle battery mounted sideways that he designed a holder under the hood for it to fit. They can be mounted in any position as they are gel batteries. There was a mechanical switch under the hood for listening with the truck on, but not running. I did a complete frame off restoration on this vehicle and I sold it when I moved to TX. At the time, I was living in Norfolk VA and got tired of freezing in the winter, and the crime was getting really bad. It was also extremely expensive for everything. I regret selling this classic four wheel drive more than anything now. They sell for an outrageous amount of money these days. I even had a full roll cage installed in this truck that was attached to the frame. It was welded to the factory roll bar and I wrapped it in foam padding and wide rubber electrical tape. It was a great looking vehicle and by far my favorite I’ve ever owned. I found a guy here that has one that’s basically deteriorating as he refuses to sell it. It’s got a bad engine and I offered him $15,000 for it because it’s was absolutely rust free. It’s not looking as great as it did when I made him an offer in 2008, but he still refuses to let it go.

        The song “Orange Crush” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Big Love” sounded incredible through this setup. My friend lived about a half mile off the interstate and could hear me coming before I got to his house. I also had to get much higher end tweeters that didn’t keep blowing out after the first time, and the subwoofer under the seat blew out twice. I put a different speaker in it as well. I also had a mini disc changer as I had run out of room in the vehicle for equipment. I had exactly 6 mini disc as they where very expensive then. However the format didn’t take off. Like Beta vs VHS.

        Now I listen to my music mostly at home through either our music server that plays back MQA files from a MacBook Pro or my Astell&Kern Kann Alpha portable player that plays back MQA files. It’s the best sounding version of this album I’ve yet to own. It’s a Japanese CD and it’s extremely good sounding. It’s just unbelievable how much you can hear that is missing from the album or CD.
        • -Seifer-'s avatar
          -Seifer-
          I snagged this one for $15 at a record store somewhat near me in a rare journey to North Carolina whilst stopping in Mckaysville.

          I think the club version is the version I have. If so I’m very excited, Oasis is one of my favorite bands and I’d like to have the best sounding version personally from the first year of each studio album.

          This is my first to add to my collection of their discography, and contains their masterpiece in my opinion “Orange Crush” though probably a lot of people will disagree because they are wrong and Orange Crush slaps harder than a bit too much of whatever delicious alcoholic fruit concoction I’ve crafted for enjoying adding this to my collection. I’ve recently been shifting around my collection quite a bit after changing what I want from what are necessarily “worthy” records of adding to the collection, but that I will actually play.

          While off topic, Today we got a haul of both! Original 1963 Mono Surfin’ USA, 1988 Club pressing of Green (which I was most excited about), and 1965 Stereo Summer Days (And Nights). Surprisingly, these are the only original beach boys LP’s I’ve not seen for eye watering sums lately, so I grabbed them while I could. The Beach Boys are my favorite band.

          Back onto the actual album, it interestingly has a very acoustic sound to it, which is unlike most of the albums in my collection. I’m happy to have something so warm and comfortable in my collection finally. Great for everyone at all times. R.E.M is probably the greatest rock band of all time, except The Beach Boys. Fight me. The pressing is warm, lovely with lilting guitar and piano melodies and snapping drum breaks that give the album a really purposeful affair. The vocals are my favorite part, and what I wish more rock vocals were like. Simply stunning. This gives all the life to the album it really needs, and in a really neat and nice feeling sleeve. The label has a little swirly, but what really makes my head spin is the quality of lyrical content here. I’d recommend either paying attention fully to the words or wearing headphones to assist in blocking sound out so the message is totally understandable. Really the entirety of R.E.M’s studio discography to me touches exactly on what should be delivered through music, and as great rock and roll. Not too preachy, not just grooves, and masterfully designed in lyric, sound, and intent. Music is not just there to fill the void of silence. It’s powerful. This album is powerful.

          10/10

          Favorite Track: Orange Crush

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          • brakeshoe's avatar
            brakeshoe
            Does anyone else's copy have a clear number 4 on the cover over the R of Green and the R of R.E.M. It is visible at an angle and is the same size as the letter R.
            • Cardiff_Giant's avatar
              Cardiff_Giant
              Edited 2 years ago
              If I had to pick R.E.M.'s best album, I'd have to say this one has a slight edge over the others. Why? The variety of songs from rockers ("Turn You Inside Out") to folky ballads ("Hairshirt"). Their best song ever ("World Leader Pretend") is here, as well as several other classics including "You Are The Everything" and the quintessential college rock tune "Orange Crush." It contains all the gravitas, levity, and pioneering spirit that a great R.E.M. record should have. Most of all, Michael, Peter, Mike, and Bill are all at the absolute top of their respective games here. I actually prefer this original pressing over the 25th Anniversary remastered vinyl. This version just sounds right, even though it's a tad low on bass, while on the remaster it's kind of overwhelming.

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