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Conjure Me b/w My World is Empty Without You

Sub Pop SP142, released 1992

Sub Pop SP42/203: My World is Empty Without You 12" (Germany)

The sleeve is a glossy full sleeve.  There are many colors of this one out there, and some confusion about them.  Let's try to sort it all out.

Alright, then.  There are two very common colors of this single: red (almost a magenta-red) and white.  Simple.  

Next: lilac.  The lilac version causes a lot of confusion.  It is a very subtle greyish-lavender base color, marbled with bits of pink and blue.  I've seen it called pink, lilac, lavender, even grey...any of these would be somewhat correct, but at the end of the day, it's the same color vinyl.  We will call it lilac.  Fabulous.  That's settled.  Almost.  There is a version of this color out there with little to no pink marbling in it, which has the effect of basically making grey.  Now, I guess this means we know a grey copy exists.  The big question is whether this version is the only one or whether a dark grey marble one also exists.  I thought I saw one at one point, but I may be mistaken.  It will have to remain in the rumors section for now.

NOW...there are some other rarer colors.  There is a blue-green marble that is a bit rarer.  Then, there's the clear copy, which is rare, but does show up on occasion.  There was once rumored to be a black vinyl version, but I am mostly certain that this does not exist.  Most of the Sub Pop releases of this era that were on many colors of vinyl were all on color vinyl, with none on black.  Then, there's the pink marble version...that one is a tough find.  I have now seen a couple of them show up for sale, and it appears that the most dedicated Whigs collectors seem to have tracked it down, so the auction price has come down to a more reasonable level.

I also randomly happened upon a very interesting variant of the Conjure Me single - it looks like the "iceberg" variation of the Nirvana Bleach LP.  It must be a white/green mix, but has a mint green marble effect.  I have included pictures below, including one of this variant next to a white copy.  The scans don't really do it justice.

Finally, there is a very uncommon promo cd for this single.  The catalogue number is Sub Pop SUBPROCD#3.  I am including it because some have spent considerable time tracking it down.  Not an easy find.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
SP142 Red/Magenta 8-10 Stable
SP142 White 8-10 Stable
SP142 Lilac/Lavender/Pink/Grey 8-10 Stable
SP142 Blue-green Marble 8-12 Down
SP142 Clear 15-20 Stable
SP142 Pink Marble 30-40 Down
SP42/203 Black 8-15 Stable
Promo CD SUBPROCD#3 20-30 Up
Test Pressing
SP42/203
SUBPROCD3
Iceberg Vinyl Variant
Iceberg/White Comparison
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing Red vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

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