A Record Collector's Guide



Ska Island

Island 314-524 392-2 CD, released 1997

Island ISLANDCD 3, released 1997 (UK)

Island PHCR-1856 CD, released 1997 (Japan)

Contains the Fishbone track "Crazy Bald Heads" and the Hepcat track "Penny Reel"

This was on of my absolute favorite compilations from the third wave ska period.  It was released in conjunction with the anniversary of Island Records.  It features ska bands covering classic Island songs.  Fishbone does "Crazy Bald Heads" by the Wailers.  Solid.  Honestly, most tracks on here are really good.  Hepcat covers "Penny Reel" by Eric Morris.  The Japanese version of this disc has several bonus tracks on it.  There are additional exclusive songs from the Ska Flames, Determinations, and Dreamlets.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
Island 314-524 392-2 CD 6-8 Stable
Island ISLANDCD 3 6-8 Stable
Island PHCR-1856 CD 15-20 Stable

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10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold only every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-200 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-500 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-1000 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

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