Reckoning (R.E.M. album)

1984 studio album by R.E.M.

Reckoning (alternatively titled Fire Under Water) is the second studio album by alternative rock band R.E.M. and was released 9 April, 1984. It went to number 27 in the United States and number 91 in the United Kingdom. It was certified gold in the United States in 1991.

Reckoning
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 9, 1984 (1984-04-09)
RecordedDecember 8, 1983 – January 16, 1984
StudioReflection Sound, Charlotte, North Carolina
Genre
Length38:55
LabelI.R.S.
Producer
R.E.M. chronology
Murmur
(1983)
Reckoning
(1984)
Fables of the Reconstruction
(1985)
Singles from Reckoning
  1. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
    Released: May 15, 1984
  2. "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"
    Released: October 16, 1984

Track listing

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

Side one – "(L) The Left Side"

  1. "Harborcoat" – 3:54
  2. "7 Chinese Bros." – 4:18
  3. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" – 3:15
  4. "Pretty Persuasion" – 3:50
  5. "Time After Time (Annelise)" – 3:31

Side two – "(R) The Right Side"

  1. "Second Guessing" – 2:51
  2. "Letter Never Sent" – 2:59
  3. "Camera" – 5:52
  4. "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" – 4:55
  5. "Little America" – 2:58

References

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  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Reckoning – R.E.M." AllMusic. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  2. "The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  3. Kuntz, Mike (2009-09-15). "Music Vault: R.E.M. — 'Reckoning' (1984)". Michigandaily.com. Retrieved 2022-03-04.