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Special Potato/Rare Breed SP 2016-1 LP, released 2016 (U.S.)

Special Potato SP 2016-02 2xLP, released 2016 (U.S.)

Justa Record/Cutting Edge CTCR-14869 CD, released 2015 (Japan)

Brainlab Groove BLGRO13LP LP / Cassette, released 2016 (Italy)

The Slackers knocked out a new self-titled album in 2015-16, via a Kickstarter campaign. There were multiple versions of this one: a single LP that was released in the campaign and in stores, a deluxe double LP that was exclusive to the Kickstarter, and two variants of the single LP in Italy.

Let's take a look at these one at a time. The single U.S. LP was on black vinyl, and is mostly still easy to find. The band still sells them at their shows, at any rate. The double LP, as you might imagine, had a whole bunch of bonus tracks. An entire record's worth, in fact. The Italian pressings are where things got a little screwy, though. The black one was straightforward. The color one was not. The Brainlab Groove site announced/advertised a white vinyl version. It was supposed to be kind of a marbled white. It didn't work. It ended up as a light marbled blue - kind of like the iceberg version of Nirvana's Bleach. Unfortunately, it was close enough to a white that people think the white exists. It does not. I confirmed with the label that there was ONE color version, and it was the light marbled blue.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP 2016-1 LP Black 20-25 4 Stable
‎SP 2016-02 2xLP Black 50-75 7 Volatile
BLGRO13LP LP Light Blue Marble 30-40 7 Volatile
‎BLGRO13LP LP Black 20-25 3 Stable
U.S. Test Pressing
U.S. Black
U.S. 2xLP
Test Pressing
U.S. 2xLP Black
Europe Light Blue Marble
Europe Black
Test Pressing U.S. LP: Black vinyl, generic Rainbo labels
Deluxe Double LP: Black vinyl, generic Rainbo labels

This page was last updated on February 19, 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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