"It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black." Sub Pop hit the jackpot with unnecessary marketing on this set. It contained three records in a big, fancy box with a big, fancy booklet full of Charles Peterson photos. It was limited to 5,000 copies. Total overkill - all of the tracks would probably have fit on a single record. Ya gotta love it. It is only as expensive as it is now because of the Nirvana collectors (it has the only studio version of "Spank Thru" on it). There are 5,000 copies...it shouldn't cost that much. But it does. The Fluid song on here is a different version from the one released on the Roadmouth album (and, as it so happens, this track is what originally got me into The Fluid). In the years following the release of the original monster box set, a bunch of CD versions were also released.
I've also included the Glitterhouse Sub Pop Rock City compilation in this entry. This was released in Germany, and was effectively a single-disc version of Sub Pop 200, featuring 11 tracks of the 20 from the larger set. It seems like they chose what they considered to be the best of Sub Pop 200, really. (Side note: they almost nailed it... if only they'd included the Chemistry Set and Screaming Trees tracks.) The sleeve photo was also a fantastic live shot from a Fluid show. This record is much easier to get.
|Version||Value ($)||Scarcity||Price Trending|
|SP200 3xLP Box Set||175-250||1||Up / Volatile|
|GR0052 LP Black||20-30||2||Stable|
|Credits:||Matt Mona: Sub Pop 200 images|
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