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"The Reckoning" was a British television drama starring Ashley Jensen and Max Beesley. It was broadcast in two parts by ITV on 18 and 19 April 2011.

Sally Wilson, a single mother, has been bequeathed £5 million, but she must kill a man who deserves to die in order to get the money. Sally doesn't know what to do and confides in her ex-policeman boyfriend, Mark.

The Reckoning - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-04-18

The Reckoning - Reckoning (R.E.M. album) - Netflix

Reckoning is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on April 9, 1984 by I.R.S. Records. Produced by Mitch Easter and Don Dixon, the album was recorded at Reflection Sound Studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, over 16 days in December 1983 and January 1984. Dixon and Easter intended to capture the sound of R.E.M.'s live performances, and used binaural recording on several tracks. Singer Michael Stipe dealt with darker subject matter in his lyrics, and water imagery is a recurring theme on the record. Released to critical acclaim, Reckoning reached number 27 in the United States—where it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1991—and peaked at number 91 in the United Kingdom.

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With Reckoning, Dixon, Easter, and the band wanted to capture the energy of R.E.M.'s live sound. Dixon had not seen the band perform live before working on Murmur; after he had done so, he had a greater sense of the band's strengths and weaknesses. Dixon wanted the guitars to sound more like they did in concert, but originally they met resistance from both the band and the label; however, by the time R.E.M. started recording, Dixon said the group “wanted to rock out a bit more”. Dixon was enamored of the binaural recording technique, and used it extensively on the album. Easter recalled that Dixon “made this sort of fake binaural head out of a cardboard box and stuck two microphones in it” to record the group. In Easter's opinion the method made drummer Bill Berry's parts “fresher sounding”. Binaural recording also allowed bassist Mike Mills' backing vocals to be loud without obscuring Stipe's lead vocals. Dixon explained, “Mike Mills was often singing 12 to 15 feet away from the microphones that were recording his part, but because it was in a studio binaural field, we would tend to hear him as behind [Stipe].” Biographer David Buckley wrote, “While the music moved away from Murmur's slightly airless feel, the subject matter was a little darker.” Buck noted in a 1988 interview that water imagery was abundant in the album. Buckley interpreted that imagery as representing the change presented by the band's increasing success, as well as the changing music scene of the group's Athens, Georgia hometown. The song “Camera” addressed the death of a friend from Athens who died in a car crash. Easter said, “[Stipe's] vocal was so exposed on that track, and because of that, it could really show any technical imperfections with regard to pitch.” The producer tried to get Stipe to sing a better take, but the singer was more intent on getting the feeling of the song across, and at one point refused to record further. While many of the album's songs were new compositions, some had been in R.E.M.'s show setlists for years. Particular, the songs “Pretty Persuasion” and “(Don't Go Back to) Rockville” had been played live as far back as October 1980. The band was reluctant to record “Pretty Persuasion”, as the members considered it too old, but Dixon and Easter convinced the group to do so. R.E.M. initially planned releasing “(Don't Go Back to) Rockville” as a non-album single between Reckoning and its next release. When the band recorded it for the album, the group rearranged the song from its live incarnation and gave it a country music-like influence as tribute to its lawyer Bertis Downs, IV, who was a fan of country music.

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