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Screaming Trees

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Velvetone VST 86002, released 1986

The legendary lost Screaming Trees album. The band's first full length, released on Velvetone records in 1986 (theoretically limited to 2500 copies). This was one of the top three on my want list in the 90's. It was a tough find. It wasn't until eBay showed up that I finally added this one to my collection. According to someone I knew who was friends with the band, they had lost the master tapes, and so were unable to repress the vinyl or release it on cd, even though the demand was there. I don't know how much truth there is to this story, but it seemed like something that would happen to this band. Whether true or not, the problem was eventually resolved, and the album was finally released in cd form just a couple of years ago. When that happened, it detracted slightly from the overall value of the LP, but it is still difficult to find and pretty expensive. I still consider it one of my great vinyl prizes, even though the music may be a bit...underdeveloped. All copies were on black vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
VST 86002 Black 80-120 6 Volatile

Recent Sales Data:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2017 18 80 Discogs, eBay
2016 4 89 eBay

This page was last updated on January 16, 2018.

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Scarcity Score Definition
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

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.
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