The legendary lost Screaming Trees album. Well, one of them.
The band's first full length, released on Velvetone records in 1986, theoretically
limited to 2,500 copies. I used to think that would be a surprisingly large quantity for
how rare it has been over the years, but it's sold regularly enough now that I guess I buy it.
This was one of the top three on my want list in the 90's.
It was a REALLY tough find in the pre-eBay world. It was a dark time, folks. Gary Lee Conner
confirmed on Facebook that the master tapes disappeared when a storage unit they had was taken
over and liquidated, so they were unable to re-press the vinyl
or release it on CD, even though the demand was there. The album was eventually
released in CD form anyway, in 2005 (mastered from the vinyl). When that happened,
it detracted slightly from the overall value of the LP. That effect wore off over time
and it is back up in the more expensive range again.
The price has been supremely volatile in the last few years, but heading generally upward.
Now that we have lost Mr. Lanegan, dumb human nature dictates that the prices will rise further. I still
consider it one of my great vinyl prizes, even though it is far from my favorite Trees album. All copies were on black vinyl.
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This page was last updated on February 24, 2022.
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