Also, is your copy translucent brown/purple when held up to the light?I was just listening to my Canadian 1983 pressing of REM's Murmur and I'm reminded at how great it sounds. The pressing is still quiet after all these years and the dynamics are fantastic.
Anyone looking for a great sounding copy of this at a decent price should consider looking into this pressing. As a bonus, they were packed in an IRS branded rice paper inner so getting a clean copy may not be as hard a task as other records.
This is the copy I have: