R.E.M. release their second album ‘Reckoning’ (1984)

R.E.M.’s “Reckoning” is their second studio album, released on April 9, 1984 by I.R.S.

Track Listing : 1.Harborcoat (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:54 . 2.7 Chinese Bros. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 04:18 . 3.So. Central Rain (I’M Sorry) (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:15 . 4.Pretty Persuasion (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:50 . 5.Time After Time (Annelise) (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 03:31 . 6.Second Guessing (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:51 . 7.Letter Never Sent (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:59 . 8.Camera (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 05:52 . 9.(Don’T Go Back To) Rockville (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 04:55 . 10.Little America (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) – 02:58


Howard Finster

Musicians : R.E.M. – Band . Bill Berry – Drums, Percussion, And Backing Vocals . Peter Buck – Guitar . Mike Mills – Bass Guitar, Piano And Backing Vocals . Michael Stipe – Lead Vocals And Harmonica

Production : Produced By Don Dixon, Mitch Easter Don Dixon – Engineer . Mitch Easter – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Howard Finster asterisques RVM– Art Direction . Mike Cameron – Photography . Ed Colver – Photography

Video Director(s) : Howard Libov for “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)”

Recorded December 8, 1983 – January 16, 1984 At Reflection Sound In Charlotte, North Carolina.

Released On April 9, 1984 By I.R.S..

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CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Dusting ‘Em Off: R.E.M. – Reckoning I pinpoint the recording process the band undertook for Reckoning as the path that Peter Buck wanted to rediscover during the Accelerate and Collapse into Now sessions. Knock ‘em in, knock ‘em out. […]

Pitchfork
Whether crafting a subdued folk song or an over-the-top glam rock stomper, R.E.M. have always embraced their chosen approach completely, even if it means former drummer Bill Berry laying low for an acoustic number or singer Michael Stipe handing off a lead vocal to bassist Mike Mills. […]

marsbars
I have no clue what a “harborcoat” is, and not only is Michael Stipe mumbling like he were chewing gum throughout the whole thing, but there are backing vocals to deal with to, making it impossible to deduce what he’s saying. […]

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R.E.M.’s “Reckoning” on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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