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Rocket from the Crypt

Circa: Now!

Headhuter HED-015 LP/CD, released November 1992

Interscope 7 92273-2 CD, released 1993

Swami SWA 125 CD, released 2004

One of the band's greatest efforts. The vinyl showed up on a couple of colors, some rarer than others. Other than black, the yellow marble one is the most common version. The blue and purple are rarer, and the orange is the rarest. The purple one...well, there is a true maroon-purple one, and then there is a blue one with bits of purple in it. The blue ones seem to surface more often than the straight purple ones. I have no idea about exact quantities. This summary is just based on experience. The yellow version (as with Paint as a Fragrance) was a much later pressing (late-'90s). All colors have the same matrix codes in their respective trail-off waxes.

The early sleeves have tiny "Printed in Canada" marks on the backs of the sleeves. The later ones do not. The yellow version has a gold "Limited Edition Color Vinyl" sticker on the front of the sleeve (on the outer plastic).

Circa: Now! was re-released a couple of times, but not on vinyl. First, Interscope picked it up and released it again in CD form in 1993. Years later, another CD version came out on Swami. This one had four never-before-released bonus tracks from the original recording sessions. Very good stuff. No new vinyl variations have surfaced recently the way they have for Paint as a Fragrance. Since Interscope picked it up, I would bet that they acquired the rights, the ownership of which would have gone back to the band after they were unceremoniously dropped from the label. Either way, it would appear that Headhunter no longer has the rights, and therefore, there are no new vinyl variants. The original test pressing came in a sleeve designed by Mike Stobbe.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
HED-015 Black 15-20 Stable
HED-015 Blue 25-35 Stable
HED-015 Purple 30-40 Stable
HED-015 Orange 25-35 Stable
HED-015 Yellow Marble 20-25 Stable
Test Pressing Sleeve
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Black vinyl, white Cargo labels, writing in black marker
Credits RAB: Test pressing images
Wegi: info on the blue vinyl version

This page was last updated on February 8, 2013.

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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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