R.E.M. ‎– Murmur

I.R.S. Records ‎– SP 70604, I.R.S. Records ‎– SP70604, I.R.S. Records ‎– SP-70604
Vinyl, LP, Album, (B) On Label


A1 Radio Free Europe 4:05
A2 Pilgrimage 4:25
A3 Laughing 3:52
A4 Talk About The Passion 3:22
A5 Moral Kiosk 3:32
A6 Perfect Circle 3:23
B1 Catapult 3:54
B2 Sitting Still 3:07
B3 9 - 9 3:02
B4 Shaking Through 4:00
B5 We Walk 3:04
B6 West Of The Fields 3:15

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This version with "(B)" at bottom of label text, indicating pressing from Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.

Vinyl has a grey translucent characteristic when held to light.

On labels:
℗ 1983 I.R.S., Inc.
Manufactured and distributed by A&M Records, Inc.

On spine:
℗ 1983 I.R.S., Inc. Printed in the U. S. of A.

On rear sleeve:
© 1983 International Records Syndicate Inc.
Manufactured and distributed by A & M Records, Inc.

On inner sleeve:
© 1983 I.R.S., Inc. Printed in USA

Cat# is SP 70604 on rear sleeve, SP70604 on spine and inner sleeve and SP-70604 on labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): SP-070604-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): SP-070604-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, variant 1 & 2): SP0 70604 A ES1 EMW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 1): SP0 70604-B-ES1 EMW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 2): SP0 70604-B-ES2 EMW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B runout, stamped, variant 1 & 2): STERLING
  • Pressing Plant ID (On labels): (B)
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP 70604 R.E.M. Murmur(LP, Album, RCA) I.R.S. Records SP 70604 US 1983 Sell This Version
VICP-5128 R.E.M. Murmur(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records VICP-5128 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
CD 70014, 4479700142 R.E.M. Murmur(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, A&M Records CD 70014, 4479700142 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD-70014 R.E.M. Murmur(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records CD-70014 US 1984 Sell This Version
40 2886 R.E.M. Murmur(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records, CBS 40 2886 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version


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July 12, 2018
Track 1 (Radio Free Europe) sounds super thin and bass-less on my copy of this pressing., Rest of the album sounds pretty solid though. Anyone else experience that? Just the way the song was recorded possibly?


November 6, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I have two copies of this. Both are identical except that one is on dark purple vinyl, so dark, in fact, that you can only tell if you hold it up to a light. I didn't know this for probably 20 after purchase. Both have (B) on the label. Should I add an entry?