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Spanaway

Hollywood HR62009-1 LP / HR62009-2 CD / HR62009-4 Cassette, released 1995 (U.S.)

Hollywood PRCD62009-2 CD / PRCS-62009-4 Cassette (U.S.)

Hollywood/For All the Right Reasons EV2A 0035 LP / EC2A 0034 CD (UK)

Seaweed's only major label release hit the market after the popularity of their sound had already started to decline. I have no numbers to back this up, but it certainly seemed as though the Spanaway album did not do all that well at the time. It has had some real staying power, though. It seems to have way more supporters now than it ever did in the mid-'90s. And it is a solid album. A lot of people consider this to be Seaweed's best album. I prefer the two previous albums, but it is still very good. The U.S. vinyl was black. There was also a UK version on a neon yellow-green color vinyl. It was licensed from Hollywood to the For All the Right Reasons label. The sleeve for the UK version was also a little different - the silver parts were done in a shiny silver foil. On the U.S. version, it was just a flat grey color. The U.S. one had a printed inner sleeve containing the lyrics. On the UK release, that information was printed on a separate insert. As with many vinyl releases on Hollywood, the value of both versions of this record took off over time. It seems as though Hollywood pressed small quantities when they did press vinyl.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
HR62009-1 Black 65-85 6 Up/Volatile
EV2A 0035 Yellow-Green 70-100 7 Volatile
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Credits Marcus Andrews: Much of the information about Spanaway and the image for the green vinyl version. Check out his great vinyl blog.

This page was last updated on February 7, 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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