The Afghan Whigs


66 EP

Columbia CSK 41817 CD, released 1999 (U.S.)
Columbia COL 666779 1 CD, released 1999 (Europe)
Columbia COL 666779 2 CD, released 1999 (Austria)
Columbia COL 666903 2 CD, released 1999 (Australia)
Columbia XPCD1117 CD, released 1999 (Europe)

Ah, yes...the 66 EP. This one is interesting. There were a few versions of this one, most of which were very different. First, we have the U.S. promo version, which contained a couple of radio edits, call-out hooks, and a live version of "66." Simple, easy to find. The Australian version is entirely contains the same b-sides that came on the earlier Somethin' Hot EP. There were also one-track and two-track European versions that are not the easiest things to come across, but there's little reason to track them down.

Now...the Austrian release is the big one here. It has almost the same catalogue number as the general European realease (666779 2 vs. 666779 1). However, this one had two live tracks ("Somethin' Hot" and "66") and one song, "The Singer," that was unavailable anywhere else for many years. I adore this track. Some fans have really never gotten into this song. I love it. It is the single most New Orleans-sounding track that they ever laid down. Good stuff. Complicating things, though, was the fact that this version of the EP was nearly impossible to find at the time. Without a generous group of Whigs fans distributing a set of rarities CDs within the community, many people would have had to go to great lengths to get this song. The Austrian version of the CD is still hard to find.

When the 1965 album was reissued on vinyl in 2010, they included the tracks from the Austrian 66 EP, placing "The Singer" on vinyl for the first time.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia CSK 41817 (U.S.) 2-4 1 Stable
Columbia COL 666779 1 (Europe) 8-12 4 Stable
Columbia COL 666779 2 (Austria) 12-20 6 Stable
Columbia COL 666903 2 (Australia) 6-10 4 Stable
Columbia XPCD1117 CD (Europe) 4-6 5 Stable

This page was last updated on February 2, 2022.

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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

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