R.E.M.’s sixth studio album, which came out my freshman year of college – I believe the last time I saw them live was on the Green tour at Boston Garden in April of ’89.

Some of my fellow R.E.M. fans going back to Chronic Town, Murmur, and Reckoning felt like Green was the one where they sold out (it was their first Warner Bros release) – but I find “Stand” really delightful ironic: “Stand in the place where you live / Now face north / Think about direction, wonder why you haven’t before / Now stand in the place where you work / Now face west, think about the place where you live / Wonder why you haven’t before.”

“Orange Crush” and “Turn You Inside-Out” were wonderful live and perfect for the kind of arena crowds they were drawing a the time, but “You Are The Everything” is great too – I think I like this album more now than I did even when it came out.

My copy via Beverly Coin & Jewelry which has a ton of great indie 80s vinyl pretty consistently.