On April 9, 1984.


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

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe except where noted.

  1. Harborcoat
  2. 7 Chinese Bros.
  3. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
  4. Pretty Persuasion
  5. Time After Time (Annelise)
  6. Second Guessing
  7. Letter Never Sent
  8. Camera
  9. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
  10. Little America

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