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Hib-Tone is an American recording label, based in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by Jonny Hibbert, a law student at Woodrow Wilson College of Law, in 1981.[1] The label has released eight records, including two full-length albums by the bands Design and RF and the Radar Angels. The most recent release is by singer-songwriter Noёl Hamilton.

The label is notable because it released R.E.M.'s debut single "Radio Free Europe" and its B-side "Sitting Still". "Radio Free Europe" was re-recorded and released on the band's first full-length album, Murmur. "Sitting Still" was remixed by Mitch Easter and also included on Murmur.[2] The mix produced by Hibbert and engineered by Easter of the "Hib-Tone" version of "Radio Free Europe" was subsequently released on R.E.M.'s 1988 compilation album Eponymous. The original Hibbert mixes of both songs were collected on 2006's And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S Years 1982–1987.



  • The Neuz - Understand? 7" (1982)
  • Design - Dancing in a Trance 12" (1984)


  • R.F. & The Radar Angels - Pictures of Linda (1982)

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  1. ^ Nabors, Gary (1993). Remnants: The R.E.M. Collector's Handbook and Price Guide. Bala Cynwyd, PA: Eclipse Publishing. ISBN 0-9636241-4-8. 
  2. ^ Rosen, Craig (1997). R.E.M. Inside Out: The Story Behind Every Song. Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 9781560251774.