On September 27, 1994.

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On September 27, 1994, “Warner Bros” label released “Monster” the ninth R.E.M. studio album. It was recorded April – May 1994, at “Kingsway Studio” in New Orleans; “Crossover Soundstage” in Atlanta; ”Criteria Studios” in Miami; “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Scott Litt, Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe. The album was certified Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; 6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 3 x Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Stipe– lead vocals
  • Peter Buck– guitar, Farfisa organ
  • Mike Mills– vocals, bass guitar, piano, organ, guitar
  • Bill Berry– drums, percussion, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ané Diaz – backing vocals
  • Sally Dworsky– backing vocals
  • Lou Kregl – backing vocals
  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Rain Phoenix– backing vocals
  • Lynda Stipe– backing vocals
  • Pat McCarthy– engineer
  • Mark Howard – engineer
  • David Colvin – second engineer
  • Jeff DeMorris – second engineer
  • Mark Gruber – second engineer
  • Victor Janacua – second engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering engineer
  • Mark “Microwave” Mytrowitz – technical assistance

Track listing:

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

  1. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Crush with Eyeliner
  3. King of Comedy
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
  5. Star 69
  6. Strange Currencies
  7. Tongue
  8. Bang and Blame
  9. I Took Your Name
  10. Let Me In
  11. Circus Envy
  12. You

 

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