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R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 9, 2017
R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13159 2 3 | 00:52:38

R.E.M. abandoned the enigmatic post-punk experiments of Murmur for their second album, Reckoning, returning to their garage pop origins instead. Opening with the ringing "Harborcoat," Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. Michael Stipe continues to sing powerful melodies without enunciating, but the band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive. And, if anything, the songwriting is more direct and memorable than before – the interweaving melodies of "Pretty Persuasion" and the country rocker "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" are as affecting as the melancholic dirges of "Camera" and "Time After Time," while the ringing minor-key arpeggios of "So. Central Rain," the pulsating riffs of "7 Chinese Bros.," and the hard-rocking rhythms of "Little America" make the songs into classics. On the surface, Reckoning may not be as distinctive as Murmur, but the record's influence on underground American rock in the '80s was just as strong.

R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 28, 2017
R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) [Repost, New Rip]

R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Warner Bros | # 9362-46436-2 | Time: 01:05:32

Recorded during and immediately following R.E.M.'s disaster-prone Monster tour, New Adventures in Hi-Fi feels like it was recorded on the road. Not only are all of Michael Stipe's lyrics on the album about moving or travel, the sound is ragged and varied, pieced together from tapes recorded at shows, soundtracks, and studios, giving it a loose, careening charm. New Adventures has the same spirit of much of R.E.M.'s IRS records, but don't take the title of New Adventures in Hi-Fi lightly – R.E.M. tries different textures and new studio tricks. "How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us" opens the album with a rolling, vaguely hip-hop drum beat and slowly adds on jazzily dissonant piano. "E-Bow the Letter" starts out as an updated version of "Country Feedback," then it turns in on itself with layers of moaning guitar effects and Patti Smith's haunting backing vocals. Clocking in at seven minutes, "Leave" is the longest track R.E.M. has yet recorded and it's one of their strangest and best – an affecting minor-key dirge with a howling, siren-like feedback loop that runs throughout the entire song.

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 20, 2017
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative/Indie Rock, Baroque Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-45055-2 | Time: 00:48:53

Turning away from the sweet pop of Out of Time, R.E.M. created a haunting, melancholy masterpiece with Automatic for the People. At its core, the album is a collection of folk songs about aging, death, and loss, but the music has a grand, epic sweep provided by layers of lush strings, interweaving acoustic instruments, and shimmering keyboards. Automatic for the People captures the group at a crossroads, as they moved from cult heroes to elder statesmen, and the album is a graceful transition into their new status. It is a reflective album, with frank discussions on mortality, but it is not a despairing record – "Nightswimming," "Everybody Hurts," and "Sweetness Follows" have a comforting melancholy, while "Find the River" provides a positive sense of closure. R.E.M. have never been as emotionally direct as they are on Automatic for the People, nor have they ever created music quite as rich and timeless, and while the record is not an easy listen, it is the most rewarding record in their oeuvre.

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993 [Repost, New Rip]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 13, 2017
R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993 [Repost, New Rip]

R.E.M. - Document (1987) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 483 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Folk Rock | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13200 2 6 | 01:07:43

R.E.M. began to move toward mainstream record production on Lifes Rich Pageant, but they didn't have a commercial breakthrough until the following year's Document. Ironically, Document is a stranger, more varied album than its predecessor, but co-producer Scott Litt – who would go on to produce every R.E.M. album in the following decade – is a better conduit for the band than Don Gehman, giving the group a clean sound without sacrificing their enigmatic tendencies. "Finest Worksong," the stream-of-conscious rant "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," and the surprise Top Ten single "The One I Love" all crackle with muscular rhythms and guitar riffs, but the real surprise is how political the mid-tempo jangle pop of "Welcome to the Occupation," "Disturbance at the Heron House," and "King of Birds" is. Where Lifes Rich Pageant sounded a bit like a party record, Document is a fiery statement, and its memorable melodies and riffs are made all the more indelible by its righteous anger.

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 10, 2017
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13201 2 5 | 00:51:46

Fables of the Reconstruction was intentionally murky, and Lifes Rich Pageant was constructed as its polar opposite. Teaming with producer Don Gehman, who previously worked with John Mellencamp, R.E.M. developed their most forceful record to date. Where previous records kept the rhythm section in the background, Pageant emphasizes the beat, and the band turns in its hardest rockers to date, including the anthemic "Begin the Begin" and the punky "Just a Touch." But the cleaner production also benefits the ballads and the mid-tempo janglers, particularly since it helps reveal Michael Stipe's growing political obsessions, especially on the environmental anthems "Fall on Me" and "Cuyahoga." The group hasn't entirely left myths behind – witness the Civil War ballad "Swan Swan H" – but the band sound more contemporary both musically and lyrically than they did on either Fables or Murmur, which helps give the record an extra kick. And even with excellent songs like "I Believe," "Flowers of Guatemala," "These Days," and "What if We Give It Away," it's ironic that the most memorable moment comes from the garage rock obscurity "Superman," which is sung with glee by Mike Mills.

R.E.M. - REMTV (2014) [6DVD Box Set]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 1, 2017
R.E.M. - REMTV (2014) [6DVD Box Set]

R.E.M. - REMTV (2014)
6xDVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 Kbps / Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps
Alternative Rock | Rhino | Scans > 648 Mb | 14:51:00 | ~ 43.14 Gb

From their earliest days as a band, the members of R.E.M. always had a Keen sense of how they wanted to be perceived visually, even when it sometimes seemed as if they didn’t want to be seen at all…
R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) [2 CD 2010 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (1985) [2 CD 2010 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 605 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 202 MB | Artwork (PNG) | 74 MB | 1:28:16
Genre: Alternative Rock / Indie Rock | Country: USA | Label: Capitol Records | 509996 46071 22

Originally released in 1985, R.E.M.'s 3rd album, Fables of The Reconstruction peaked at #28 on the Billboard charts and spawned two hit singles, Can t Get There From here and Driver 8. Breaking with their tradition of recording in Athens GA, the band recorded in England with producer Joe Boyd. This 25th Anniversary Edition features the classic album digitally remastered. The bonus disc is a complete run thorugh of the album done in studio in Athens, before the band left for London for the actual recording sessions. These demos have never before been released and feature three additional tracks, not on the final album, including "Throw Those Trolls Away, " a song the band has never released. The albums are packaged in a lift top box and include a poster and 4 postcards, as well as the CD booklet.
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986/2012) [2011 Remaster] {Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz}

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986/2012) [2011 Remaster]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:13 minutes | 489 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

R.E.M.’s fourth studio recording, Lifes Rich Pageant, is a pivotal release that saw the band evolving into bona fide rock legends. It was their first album to achieve Gold status and is included on Slant Magazine’s “100 Best Albums of the Eighties.” Teaming up with producer Don Gehman, the album is a politically-conscious work that addresses social progress and environmental issues. Lifes Rich Pageant includes the hit singles “Fall On Me” and “Superman.” The album is a hard-rock affair that is both inspirational and uplifting.
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991/2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:13 minutes | 1,64 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

R.E.M.’s 4x platinum, 3x Grammy-winning album Out of Time transformed the band from underground cult heroes to full-fledged rock stars. Blending elements of folk, rock, and classical music, the album reached #1 in both the US and UK and became one of the definitive albums of the 1990s.

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) [MFSL, 1996] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 1, 2013
R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) [MFSL, 1996] (Repost)

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) [MFSL, 1996]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers included
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD 677)

R.E.M. abandoned the enigmatic post-punk experiments of Murmur for their second album, Reckoning, returning to their garage pop origins instead. Opening with the ringing "Harborcoat," Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. Michael Stipe continues to sing powerful melodies without enunciating, but the band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive…