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Screaming Trees

Dust

Epic E 64178 LP / EK 64178 CD / 48 39802 CD / EM 64178 MiniDisc / ET 64178 Cassette, released 1996

Epic 483980-1 LP / 483980 2 CD / 483980 4 Cassette (Europe)

Epic 483980 2 CD / 483980 4 Cassette (Australia)

Epic EK 64178 CD (Canada)

Epic ESCA 6489 CD (Japan)

Epic CDEPC 5117 K CD (South Africa)

Music on Vinyl MOVLP247 LP, released 2011

HNE Recordings HNECD087D 2xCD, released 2017

Dust was the final Screaming Trees album before they called it quits. A very solid album, but definitely mellower/lower energy than its predecessors. There were two original vinyl versions - in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. E 64178 version appeared to be more common, but seems to now be the more expensive variant. The prices for both have generally held steady for many years, but have been creeping upward lately, despite the re-release. Speaking of which...in 2011, Music on Vinyl released a 180g re-press of Dust. That one is easy to find.

There were also a bunch of CD and cassette versions. The Japanese CD came with a bonus track: "Wasted Time", one of the two b-sides from the All I Know Single. Interestingly, this was one of very few albums that got an official U.S. release on MiniDisc. I was all in on MDs in the 90s, but they never really got off the ground in the States. They caught on much more in Japan.

In 2017, HNE Recordings in Europe put out a double CD deluxe edition of Dust. The second disc contained all sorts of b-sides that had appeared elswhere. It had all the b-sides from the Butterfly Single, the All I Know Single, the Sworn and Broken Single, the previously exclusive tracks from the Ocean of Confusion anthology, "Darkness Darkness" from the True Lies soundtrack, and "Working Class Hero" from the John Lennon Tribute.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
E 64178 Black 45-55 3 Stable
483980-1 Black 35-45 3 Stable
MOVLP247 Black 15-20 1 Stable
E 64178 (U.S.)
483980-1 (UK)
MOVLP247
Rumors Giordano: told me about a European version with a 84178-1 catalogue number. I have never seen it and am not convinced it exists.

This page was last updated on January 30, 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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