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Spanaway

Hollywood HR62009-1, released 1995

Hollywood/For All the Right Reasons EV2A 0035 (UK)

Seaweed's only major label release hit the market after the popularity of their sound had already started to significantly decline.  I have no numbers to back this up, but it certainly seemed as though the Spanaway album did not do all that well.  It has had some staying power, though.  It seems to have more supporters now than it ever did in the mid-'90s.  It is a solid album.  There are some great tracks and some less great tracks mixed in together.  A lot of people consider this to be Seaweed's best album.  I prefer the two previous albums, but it is still very good.  The U.S. vinyl was black.  There was also a UK version on a neon yellow-green color vinyl.  It was licensed from Hollywood to the For All the Right Reasons label.  The sleeve for the UK version is also a little different - the silver parts are done in a shiny silver foil.  On the U.S. version, it is just a flat grey color.  The U.S. version has a printed inner sleeve containing the lyrics.  On the UK release, that information is printed on a separate insert.  There has been some serious bidding on this record when it has come up for sale in recent years.

Version Approximate value ($) Price Trending
HR62009-1 Black 40-50 Up
EV2A 0035 Yellow-Green 50-60 Up
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Credits Marcus Andrews: Much of the information about Spanaway and the image for the green vinyl version.  Check out his great vinyl blog.
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