On April 9, 1984, “I.R.S.” label released “Reckoning”, the second R.E.M. studio album. It was recorded December 8, 1983 – January 16, 1984, at “Reflection Sound” in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was produced by Don Dixon and Mitch Easter.
- Bill Berry– drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Peter Buck– guitar
- Mike Mills– bass guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Michael Stipe– lead vocals, harmonica
- Bertis Downs– backing vocals
- Jefferson Holt– lead vocals
- Howard Finster– art direction
All tracks by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe except where noted.
- 7 Chinese Bros.
- Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
- Pretty Persuasion
- Time After Time (Annelise)
- Second Guessing
- Letter Never Sent
- (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
- Little America