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Reckoning is the second album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1984 by I.R.S. Records. Produced by Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, the album was recorded at Reflection Sound Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina over 16 days in December 1983 and January 1984.


Dixon and Easter intended to capture the sound of R.E.M.'s live performances, and used binaural recording on several tracks. Singer Michael Stipe dealt with darker subject matter in his lyrics, and water imagery is a recurring theme on the record. Released to critical acclaim, Reckoning reached number 27 in the United States - where it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1991 - and peaked at number 91 in the United Kingdom.

R.E.M. - Reckoning

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  • A1. Harborcoat

    A2. 7 Chinese Brothers

    A3. So. Central Rain

    A4. Pretty Persuasion

    A5. Time After Time (Annelise)


    B1. Second Guessing

    B2. Letter Never Sent

    B3. Camera

    B4. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville

    B5. Little America

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