Box Set Giveaway: Win R.E.M. ‘7IN – 83-88’ Singles Collection


Eleven singles R.E.M. released between 1983 and 1988 with I.R.S. Records have been gathered for 7IN – 83-88, a new boxed collection of vinyl seven-inch singles released December 9 by Capitol/I.R.S. The singles feature replicated original picture sleeve art and the set includes two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: “Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (live) and the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,” “Ages of You,” and “Burning Down.”

The best part? Crave’s hooking one lucky winner up with the entire set.

R.E.M.’s early storytelling was both epic and familiar, with themes of loss and alienation expressed in several songs, including “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry),” “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville,” and in their 1987 Top 10, “The One I Love.” This new, transformative music emitted from the sleepy/sharp college town of Athens, Georgia, where R.E.M. and other bands forged a scene, which spawned a movement and ultimately led to a cultural sea change in music.   

To win the R.E.M. singles collection, simply do the following: 

U.S. entries only please! And be sure to read our official sweepstakes rules.

R.E.M. ‘7IN – 83-88’ tracklist:  

“Radio Free Europe” / “There She Goes Again”

“So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” / “King of the Road”

“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” / “Catapult” (Live)

“Can’t Get There From Here” / “Bandwagon”

“Driver 8” / “Crazy”

“Wendell G” / “Crazy” + “Ages of You” / “Burning Down” [U.K. double-pack, previously unreleased on vinyl in U.S.]

“Fall On Me” / “Rotary Ten”

“Superman” / “White Tornado”

“The One I Love” / “Maps and Legends” (Live)

“Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” / “Last Date”

“Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (Live) [U.K. single, previously unreleased on vinyl in U.S.]