R.E.M.’s Classic Second Album, Reckoning, Reissued as Two-CD 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition With Bonus Disc of Previously Unreleased 1984 Chicago Concert
The two-CD Reckoning – Deluxe Edition (I.R.S./A&M/UMe), released
On the Deluxe Edition‘s bonus disc, the group not only performs eight of Reckoning‘s ten songs, “Gardening At Night” from 1982′s Chronic Town EP and “Radio Free Europe,” “9-9″ and “Sitting Still” from Murmur but also new songs that had yet to make it onto tape: “Driver 8″ would later debut on R.E.M.’s third album and “Hyena” on its fourth.
Inclusion of the live concert is particularly appropriate for Reckoning – Deluxe Edition. Whereas Murmur had been complex and painstakingly deliberate, the band’s
Reckoning peaked on the charts at #27, nine spots higher than Murmur (Rolling Stone’s 1983 Album of the Year) and was eventually certified gold. R.E.M. would go on to score #1-charting quadruple platinum albums and win worldwide adoration. In 2007, in its first year of eligibility, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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