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A Record Collector's Guide

The Twilight Singers - Singles

The Twilight Singers' singles do not fetch much money.  This surprises me...they have all of the ingredients for high value items: mainly scarcity and an obsessive fan base.  The albums have begun to really appreciate, but the singles have not.  I have no real explanation for this.

Verti-Marte b/w That's Just How That Bird Sings (Fila Brazillia Remixes) CD

Columbia DIDP 101540, released September 2000

Two-song remix promo cd, released as a giveaway in conjunction with specific independent record stores (associated with the Coalition of Independent Music Stores).  If I recall, the consumer had to print off a coupon from the official Twilight Singers Columbia web site and take it to one of a select few stores, listed on that same site.  Good versions of both songs.

Version Approximate value ($)
DIDP 101540 CD 12-15

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair b/w Domani/Son of the Morning Star CDEP

Birdman BMR50, released 2003

Before Blackberry Belle came out, this (theoretically) limited edition cd came out on Birdman.  We were led to believe that this was a very limited pressing, and it was somewhat difficult to track down when it first came out, but it has proven very easy to find over time.  The title-track cover was a staple at Twilight shows for the next few years, but I thought the real strength was in the other two tracks - particularly Domani, which was later included on Amber Headlights.  That's Dita Von Teese on the cover.

Version Approximate value ($)
BMR50 CD 12-15

The Killer Teenage Wristband

One Little Indian OLI394, released September 2003

CD EP released to promote Blackberry Belle.  It contained one unreleased track, So Tight, which later appeared on Amber Headlights.  Random fact of the day: as a thank you to volunteer members of the Street Team, the label gave away a few copies of this disc signed by Dulli.

Version Approximate value ($)
OLI394 CD 10-12

Feathers b/w Number Nine 7"

One Little Indian 391TP7, released January 2004

UK 7" released to promote Blackberry Belle.  Same versions as on the album.  Easy to find.  Black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
391TP7 Black 5
Sleeve Full glossy

Papillon (Radio Edit) b/w Wicked CD

One Little Indian TS1PROMO, released 2004

2-track promo cd containing a slightly different version of Papillon.

Version Approximate value ($)
TS1PROMO CD 10-15

Too Tough To Die b/w Hard Time Killing Floor CD

One Little Indian 438TLP7CD, released November 2004

Includes the Afghan Whigs songs "I Keep Coming Back" and "Fountain and Fairfax"

UK cd to promote the She Loves You album.  The same versions of the two songs appear on the album.  Easy find.

Version Approximate value ($)
438TLP7CD CD 5

I'm Ready (Radio Edit) b/w I'm Ready (Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix)

One Little Indian 745TP7, released 2006

UK 7" with two alternate versions of "I'm Ready," released to promote the Powder Burns album.  It also exists as a cd.  Both formats are easy to procure.  The 7" is on black vinyl.

Version Approximate value ($)
745TP7 Black 5
Sleeve Full glossy
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