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SP11 Green River

Dry as a Bone

Sub Pop SP11, released June 1987

Sub Pop SP1261, released January 2019

This one basically qualifies as legendary at this point. Green River's first on Sub Pop. These are all on black vinyl, but the inserts varied a bit. The first pressing of 2,000 came with yellow inserts. The next batch came with pink inserts. I once heard that there were only 500 with pink inserts, but I don't really believe that, as the pink ones do seem to be more common than the yellow ones. Regardless, the yellow ones sell for more. There were also additional copies on the market with no inserts. The prices for the yellow insert ones have been quite volatile in recent years.

In 2019, Sub Pop repressed this one as a deluxe edition double LP, including a whole bunch of rarities as bonus tracks. The Loser Edition of the deluxe edition is on green vinyl, the color of which varies quite a bit: it can be opaque or translucent, and the opaque one varies from a light lime green to a dark green.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP11 Black w/ Yellow Insert (2,000) 50-70 4 Volatile
SP11 Black w/ Pink Insert 35-50 2 Stable
SP11 Black w/o Insert 25-35 2 Stable
SP1261 2 x LP Green 20-30 1 Stable
SP1261 2 x LP Black 15-20 1 Stable
Yellow Insert
Pink Insert
Rumors Red insert: I was recently told by One Who Knows Things that the printer ran out of yellow paper when printing the inserts for this record, and some of the initial pressings came with red inserts as a result. I have not seen one of these, so I cannot confirm this.

This page was last updated on October 27, 2019.

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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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