Got my new copy of Sea Sew yesterday, sliced open the plastic on the jacket, removed the record and gave it a visual inspection. This was the dirtiest record I have ever seen come out of a new package. Dust, lint and even smudges all over the vinyl. That was side A. I flip it over and besides the dust and not so shiny vinyl, I was treated to a multi-directional deep scratch about 1/2 inch in diameter that covered about 2/3 of the 3rd track.
Waiting for my RMA from Acoustic Sounds. I'll take a credit instead of a replacement. The condition of this record didn't exactly inspire confidence to try another. Pity, as I really wanted this one.