A Record Collector's Guide

SP235 Jale

Cut: Promise b/w 3 Days

Sub Pop SP235 7", released 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP126/309 7", released 1994 (Germany)

Sub Pop sub procd#31 (U.S.)

This was Jale's first solo Sub Pop release. Very good. The U.S. version was on black vinyl - supposedly a press run of 1,500. The European version can be found on red, blue, and yellow vinyl. The European one was a total press run of 1,000, but it was not an even split between the three colors. The red one is by far the most common. The blue is scarce, but can be found, and the yellow has classically been the most difficult to find. A bunch of them have shown up recently, though, driving down the price.

There was also a really cool Sub Pop promo CD EP for "Promise". I wrestled with giving this one its own entry. It had completely different artwork from the 7" (there was no booklet/front cover - the image above is from the back of the CD). It did not contain the b-side from the 7". It did, however, come loaded with other rarities. It had demos for "More or Less" and "Stepping Out", radio performances of "Promise" and "Brother", and an alternate version of "Nebulous" (which also appeard on the From Greer to Eternity compilation.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP235 Black 2-4 3 Stable
SP126/309 Red 1-3 1 Stable
SP126/309 Blue 3-5 4 Stable
SP126/309 Yellow 5-8 6 Down
sub procd#31 10-15 4 Stable
SP235 Black
sub procd#31 CD
SP126/309 Test Pressing
SP126/309 Red
SP126/309 Blue
SP126/309 Yellow
Sleeve Full glossy
Test Pressing SP126/309: Black vinyl, large hole, white labels, title labels affixed

This page was last updated on November 30, 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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