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Screaming Trees

Other Worlds EP

Velvetone CS, released 1984

SST 105 LP/CD / SSTC 105 CS, released 1988

The first Screaming Trees release was their 1984 demo, initially released exclusively as a cassette on Velvetone Records. From what I am told, this was limited to 1,000 copies. It feels as though there could not have been that many, as it was insanely difficult to find for many years. As more of these have turned up, it has become clear that there were several different cassette shell/label combinations: black shell with orange labels, black shell with green A-side/white b-side labels, white shell with white labels, and clear shell with white labels. This used to be nearly impossible to find, but a few have started to appear for sale with more regularity, and the price has come way down accordingly. For valuation purposes, I am lumping all of the Velvetone cassette versions together - collectors don't seem to be differentiating much at this stage.

Other Worlds was later reissued by SST Records as SST 105 in 1988. The SST version had a completely different sleeve design. Many copies were on green vinyl. In fact, the black vinyl version seemed to be the rarer one for a long time (though still not very rare). Recently, a bunch of sealed black copies have hit the market and are being sold through Merchbar (along with sealed copies of all the other SST albums). So either the band had a bunch of these they are finally liquidating or there was a low-key, recent re-press. As a result, the black vinyl version has gotten more inexpensive.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Velvetone Cassette 35-45 8 Down
SST 105 Green 25-35 2 Stable
SST 105 Black 10-15 2 Down
Velvetone Cassette
Velvetone Cassette Insert
Test Pressing Insert
Test Pressing
Green
Black
Test Pressing Black vinyl, Rainbo Records labels

Recent Sales Data - Original Cassette:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2019 2 30 Discogs
2018 1 45 Discogs
2017 3 50 Discogs

This page was last updated on January 26, 2020.

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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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