Radio Free Europe - 40th Anniversary

REM Radio Free Europe (2021 US limited edition of their debut 7" single, re-released for the first time in 40 years as a special pressing by Craft Recordings. Featuring the pre-Murmur recording first released in 1981 on independent label Hib-Tone Records. Housed inside a replica of the original picture sleeve, with hype sticker on the clear poly outer)

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Price Info
$27.39, £19.99  
Product Availability In stock. Order now for shipping on Wednesday 22nd September
Release Date 23rd Jul 2021
Release Year 2021
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 7" vinyl single (7 inch record)
Record Label Craft Recordings
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Product Catalogue No CR00312
Music Genre Rock, NME Indie/Alternative Artists
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
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Tracklisting & More Information

R.E.M.’s first and breakthrough single “Radio Free Europe” was initially released by a small Atlanta-based record label, Hib-Tone Records. Produced by Mitch Easter, the original recording of the single had different mixes by Easter and by label-owner Johnny Hibbert. Although the band preferred Easter’s mix, Hibbert chose his version for the 1981 limited pressing 45RPM single, which is now a coveted collector’s item, packaged in a black and white sleeve featuring original photography by Michael Stipe.

“Radio Free Europe” was later re-recorded for the band’s first album release on major record label I.R.S. Records and went on to land the band their chart debut, peaking at number 78 in the Billboard Pop Chart. That album, Murmur, went on to reach number 36 in the album charts, and set the band steadfastly on the path to college radio domination and critical acclaim. The band’s 1988 compilation album, Eponymous, included what was called the Original Hib-Tone single, but what was in fact Easter’s original mix, not Hibbert’s.

This limited edition 7” pressing represents the first-ever re-release of the original Hib-Tone recording of “Radio Free Europe,” and comes housed in a replica sleeve.

TRACKS

Side A
1 Radio Free Europe

Side B
1 Sitting Still



7" RECORD  
Recording Artist REM
Product Title Radio Free Europe - 40th Anniversary
Product Information REM Radio Free Europe - 40th Anniversary USA 7" vinyl single (7 inch record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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