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Rocket from the Crypt


Sympathy for the Record Industry SFTRI-548 LP, released June 1998 (U.S.)

Interscope INTD-90167 CD / INTC-90167 Cassette, released 1998 (U.S.)

Elemental ELM50LP / ELM50CD, released 1998 (UK)

Interscope INSTD-90167 CD, released 1998 (Canada)

Elemental/Virgin 7243 846118 2 8 CD, released 1998 (Europe)

Interscope MVCT-2403 / INTD-90167 CD, released 1998 (Japan)

One Little Indian/Elemental ELMDMM50 2xLP, released 2008/2017 (UK)

Sympathy had the U.S. vinyl for this album, but Interscope had the overall lead. In theory, there were 500 of these pressed on orange vinyl. I have a hard time believing that figure, though...the orange version has always been readily available. It's been getting much more expensive recently. The black one used to be the tougher find, but no longer. Both versions come with a nice booklet as an insert. There was also a black vinyl UK version on Elemental (which is more scarce).

In 2008, there was another version...One Little Indian and Elemental re-released RFTC as a two-disc direct metal master edition on 200g vinyl. It carried a hefty retail price tag, but can now be found for less than the original face value. This one was limited to 500 numbered copies. As with Scream, Dracula, Scream!, they re-pressed it again (this time, in 2017) on 180g vinyl. The 2017 version was not numbered and is relatively inexpensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SFTRI-548 Orange 45-55 5 Up
SFTRI-548 Black 35-45 4 Up
ELM50LP Black 35-45 5 Up
ELMDMM50 Black (200g - 2008) 45-60 5 Up
ELMDMM50 Black (180g - 2017) 15-25 4 Stable
Insert Booklet
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Black vinyl, plain white labels

This page was last updated on December 29, 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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