About this hidden track
(Title Unknown) is a hidden song by R.E.M. from their album Reckoning (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition).
A vintage radio ad for the original album.
Reckoning is the second studio album by American rock band R.E.M., released in 1984. Building upon the critical success of their debut album, Murmur, Reckoning further solidified R.E.M.’s status as one of the most important bands in the burgeoning alternative rock scene of the 1980s.
The album features a blend of jangly guitars, infectious melodies, and introspective lyrics that became hallmarks of R.E.M.’s sound. Songs like “Harborcoat,” “Pretty Persuasion,” and “So. Central Rain” showcase the band’s ability to create rich, atmospheric rock songs with catchy hooks.
Reckoning is characterized by its energy and urgency, capturing the raw energy of R.E.M.’s live performances. The album’s production, handled by Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, retains a raw and organic sound that adds to its charm.
With Reckoning, R.E.M. further established themselves as pioneers of alternative rock, laying the foundation for their subsequent success and influence in the music industry. The album remains a beloved and influential release in their discography.
How to find this hidden track
On CD: Rewind past the beginning of track #1 of disc #2 (“Femme Fatale”)
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