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R.E.M. - Chronic Town


1 Chronic Town
3Gardening At Night4:33
4Wolves, Lower4:08
5Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)3:51
7 Poster Torn


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SP 70502R.E.M. Chronic Town ‎(12", EP, Gol)I.R.S. RecordsSP 70502US1982
B0014184-01, SP-070502R.E.M. Chronic Town ‎(12", EP, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu)A&M Records, I.R.S. RecordsB0014184-01, SP-070502US2010
noneR.E.M. Chronic Town ‎(5xFile, FLAC, EP, RE, 24b)A&M RecordsnoneUS2014
SP 70502R.E.M. Chronic Town ‎(12", EP, RP, RCA)I.R.S. RecordsSP 70502US1982
IRSC-70502R.E.M. Chronic Town ‎(Cass, EP, Dol)I.R.S. RecordsIRSC-70502Canada1982


  • Band [L-R]Bill, Michael, Mike, Peter
  • CoverCurtis Knapp
  • EngineerMitch
  • GraphicsKako.n.
  • ManagementJefferson
  • Mastered ByGreg Calbi
  • ProducerMitch Easter, R.E.M.
  • Producer [Ex Producer]David Healey
  • Written-ByBerry, Stipe, Mills, Buck


One of the original pressings with Gargoyle labels
Pressed by Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.

Tracks B1 + B2 are listed first on the back sleeve.

Recorded at Drive In Studio Winston Salem, N.C. October 1981
A Dasht Hopes Production.
© 1982 International Record Syndicate, Inc.

℗ 1982 I.R.S., Inc. [Spine]
℗ 1982 International Record Syndicate, Inc.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout): SP 070502–A–ES1 ƐMW STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout): SP 070502-B–ES1 ƐMW STERLING
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Copyright (c) – International Record Syndicate, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – International Record Syndicate, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – I.R.S., Inc.
  • Published By – Murmur Music
  • Recorded At – Drive-In Studio
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
  • Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc.



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R.E.M. - Chronic Town
Performer: R.E.M.
Genre: Rock
Title: Chronic Town
Country: US
Released: 1982
Style: Indie Rock
MP3 album: 2796 mb
FLAC album: 1973 mb
Source: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Electrosound Pressing
№ Cat: SP 70502
Label: I.R.S. Records

My variant: Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout): SP 070502–A–ES2 ƐMW STERLING