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R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab RTI USA Numbered Limited Edition MFSL

R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab RTI USA Numbered Limited Edition MFSL Maximize
Artist: R.E.M.
Title: Lifes Rich Pageant
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-361
Label: I.R.S. Records
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797136112
Original release year: 1986
Reissue year: 2011
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 542gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: July 9, 2014
Collection: MFSL Original Master Recording
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Very few albums are regularly credited with changing people’s lives. R.E.M.’s Lifes Rich Pageant is one of them. For a generation that came of age in the '80s, as well almost everyone that came within earshot of its contents, the Georgia band’s 1986 landmark effort remains an utterly distinctive sonic blend of elegance and whimsy, seriousness and humor, artfulness and accessibility.



  • Numbered Limited Edition
  • 180 grams High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Mastered by Shawn R. Britton
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe Gatefold heavy duty cover



Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes and meticulously pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s 180g LP version of this masterwork allows the record’s expressive punchiness, dynamic extension, treble-driven jangle, and more forceful playing to be experienced as originally intended.


Indeed, Life’s Rich Pageant is notable for its production: Board operator Don Gehman lends the group a harder edge and cleaner sound than it had in the past. On this audiophile-grade reissue, the results come to the fore in the form of contemporary-sounding arrangements, cohesive structures, and cleaner tonalities. If anything, this LP helps make the case for the many that Life’s Rich Pageant, not Murmur or Reckoning, stands as the band’s finest hour.

Track Listing:

Dinner Side:
1. Begin the Begin
2. These Days
3. Fall On Me
4. Cuyahoga
5. Hyena
6. Underneath the Bunker

Supper Side:
1. The Flowers of Guatemala
2. I Believe
3. What If We Give It Away?
4. Just A Touch
5. Swan Swan H
6. Superman

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