For many R.E.M. diehards, the band's 1980s output on I.R.S. Records is their definitive work, including albums like their classic 1983 debut, Murmur, the energetic Lifes Rich Pageant and the jangly Reckoning. Now the seven-inch singles from that era have been collected in 7IN — 83-88, two of which are UK-specific singles that have never been released in America until now. The set was released today on Capitol/I.R.S., and we're giving a copy away to one lucky AllMusic reader.

Contest details:

One winner will receive a copy of the R.E.M. vinyl box set 7IN — 83-88. The set contains the following:
“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.]
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It's easy to enter to win. Just choose ONE of the two options below, and you're entered.

1) Log in with your AllMusic account—or sign up if you aren't already a user—and comment on this post with the name of your favorite R.E.M. album. Be sure to register with an email address you check regularly, because that's how we'll notify you if you are selected.


2) Mail us a letter or postcard with the name of your favorite R.E.M. album, plus your contact info (email address, Twitter handle, or phone number) to AllMusic HQ, postmarked by Wednesday, December 17.

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Or if you know you need this set in your collection regardless of our contest or know someone who could use it as a holiday gift, you can order 7IN – 83-88 via Amazon.

• Giveaway begins Tuesday, December 9. Winners will be selected on Monday, December 22.
• Winner will be contacted via the contact info they provided, so be sure to register with a valid email address that you check regularly.
• If no response is received from winner within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn from the pool of candidates.
• Must have a United States mailing address (due to taxes, customs regulations, and the complexity of international sweepstakes rules).
• Must be over 13 years of age to enter.
• One entry per household.

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