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The Afghan Whigs

 

Somethin' Hot b/w Miss World

Columbia COL666331 7 7", released 1998

Columbia CSK 41451 CD, released 1998 (U.S.)

Columbia COL666331 1 CD, released 1998 (Austria)

Columbia COL666331 2 CD, released 1998 (Europe)

Columbia SAMPCS5823 CD, released 1998 (Europe)

XPCD 1051 CD, released 1998 (Europe)

This one is very odd to me. The copy shown is the first that I had seen in a long time. I could swear I remember seeing it more than once when it was released, but I ignored it at the time because it was a major label release. I assumed it would be easy to find in the future. Oops. It can be VERY tough to find. I didn't see another for 10 years. Since 2008, it has surfaced with some regularity.

The sleeve is numbered on the back. There were 1965 copies (ha-ha) of the cd made...based on its scarcity, I would have been shocked if there were that many of the 7"s as well. However, I have seen copies numbered into the 1800s, so maybe there are that many. I have a feeling that a good chunk of them just never made it onto the market. Once they started reappearing, most of them showed up in France. If you are searching for one, the good news is most of the rabid collectors (myself included) have now gotten ahold of copies, so there are not as many people driving up the price. It has really come down in recent years.

I have seen a good number of these records in the last decade, with a wide range of numbers. The higher-numbered copies have been on lighter (both weight and color) orange semi-transparent-and-somewhat-marbled vinyl. The lower numbered copies are on darker, more solid orange vinyl. The sleeves are different as well; the solid orange ones come in sleeves with darker, better defined colors. The variations are distinct, but not enough to be considered different colors, unless you are a real insatiable collector. Don't look at me that way.

I have neglected the CD versions here...there are several, and most are uninteresting. Most are one-track discs, or just contain the remix and callout hooks. The COL666331 2 CD is a bit more interesting, as it had the remix, along with covers of Miss World by Hole and James Booker's Papa Was a Rascal. The CDs are all pretty easy to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
COL666331-7 Orange 25-35 7 Stable
Credits Romain found these for me and first noticed the two types of orange vinyl
Recent Sales Data:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 0 N/A N/A
2018 2 24 Discogs
2017 4 27 Discogs, eBay

This page was last updated on October 8, 2019.

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Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 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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