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The Afghan Whigs

   

1965

Columbia C 69450 LP, released 1998 (U.S.)

Columbia 491486-1 LP, released 1998 (Europe)

Music on Vinyl MOVLP149 2xLP, released 2010

ORG ORGM 2044 LP, produced 2015 (unreleased)

This entry used to start with, "Sadly, this was the Whigs' final album." Who knew? All original vinyl versions were released on various incarnations of Columbia Records. All were on black vinyl. It has been difficult to predict the selling price for this record. Sometimes it goes for very little, sometimes a fair amount. A significant percentage of the U.S. copies have the upper lefthand corner of the sleeve clipped - presumably, these were mostly used as promos.

There has been some confusion about the European vinyl releases for 1965. I had once heard that there were UK and Austrian versions of this one, but they all seem to be identical to the European LP, which gives no indication of country of origin on the sleeve or on the label.

In 2010, Music on Vinyl, a Dutch imprint, reissued 1965 on 180g vinyl. It was released as a two-record set. The second disc contained the bonus tracks from the Somethin' Hot and Australian 66 CD singles. No new material here, but, hey...it made it a lot easier to get ahold of "The Singer."

Then came 2015. For Record Store Day Black Friday, ORG Music was supposed to release a 180 g blue vinyl version of 1965, limited to 2,000 copies. The label confirmed to me that it was pressed, but the band had become active again and was unhappy with the timing of the release, so they asked that it be pulled. Some copies made it out there, though. This is a hard one to find. It is an even harder one to value. It has sold in the $40 range a couple of times, and then once for an obscene amount. I will refine my valuation once I see more.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia C 69450 25-45 4 Stable
Columbia 491486-1 25-45 4 Stable
Music on Vinyl MOVLP149 20-30 1 Stable
ORG ORGM 2044 (Blue) 50-80 9 Up
C 69450
491486-1
MOVLP149 A
MOVLP149 C

This page was last updated on December 7, 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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