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Screaming Trees

Last Words: The Final Recordings

Sunyata STLW001 LP, released 2014

After Dust, Screaming Trees mostly completed an album, but broke up before it was released. The demos from that album surfaced, though, and were shared liberally around the internet. They were high-quality recordings sound-wise - not what you would normally expect from demos. These were produced and almost finalized. In 2014, Sunyata Records (the imprint of Barrett Martin, the drummer for the last five years or so of Screaming Trees' run) released these demos as an album called Last Words: The Final Recordings. There were more tracks - ten on the album vs. seven on the demo (eight, really, but there were two versions of one track). One of the songs from the demo, "One Way Conversation", did not make the cut for the record, but the band released it seaprately, as a digital single, back in 2000.

The record was pressed on red vinyl - 500 copies were made. The value of this one has been a bit odd: it spiked a little at the beginning, then dropped below retail for a couple of years, and now has shot upward.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
STLW001 Red 50-60 5 Up

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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