Screaming Trees

Invisible Lantern

SST 188 LP / SST CD 188 / SST C188 CS, released 1988 (U.S.)

Full-length LP #3. Brilliant record. The color vinyl for this one was a dark blood-red. The red one was a later pressing (1990), possibly released in conjunction with the Anthology set. It is quite difficult to find.

As with the other SST albums, it seems there was a recent re-pressing. There are probably at least three distinct black vinyl versions, but the differences are subtle. The original batch was a lighter-weight pressing and had a "translucent black" (or brown, if you like) appearance when held up to the light. This was common in 80s and early 90s records. I don't know if any of the later pressings had this quality as I don't own them. I know there was one subtle sleeve variant that had a yellow bar code on the back. For all intents and purposes (as far as value in concerned, anyway), you can treat the various black pressings as one.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SST 188 Bood Red 80-100 8 Up
SST 188 Black 30-45 2 Up
Test Pressing
Test Pressing Insert
Test Pressing Press Kit
Blood Red
Test Pressing:  Black vinyl, white labels, "188" stamped on the labels
Recent Sales Data - Blood Red Vinyl:

Year Sold Quantity Median Price ($) Platform
2021 5 100 Discogs, eBay
2020 1 45 Discogs
2019 4 83 Discogs

This page was last updated on February 24, 2022.

Screaming Trees Index

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.