SP25 V/A


Sub Pop 200

Sub Pop SP25 3xLP Box Set / SP25b CD, released December 1988 (U.S.)
Tupelo TUPCD 4 CD, released 1989 (UK)
Sub Pop SPCD 71/238 CD, released 1991 (Germany)
Sony SRCS 5923 CD, released 1992 (Japan)
Sub Pop SP25-2 CD, released 1995 (U.S.)
Sub POp SPCD25 CD, released 1995 (Europe)
WEA Japan ‎WPCR-1616 CD, released 1997 (Japan)
Traffic TRCP 55 CD, released 2009 (Japan)
Sub Pop SPCD-25J CD, released 2017 (Japan)
Contains the Fluid song "Is It Day I'm Seeing", the Nirvana song "Spank Thru", and the Screaming Trees song "Love and Confusion"

Sub Pop Rock City

Glitterhouse GR 0052 LP, released 1988 (Germany)
Contains the Fluid song "Is It Day I'm Seeing" and the Nirvana song "Spank Thru"

"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
Sub Pop 200 Side A
Sub Pop 200 Side C
Sub Pop 200 Side E
Sub Pop Rock City
Credits:  Matt Mona: Sub Pop 200 images

This page was last updated on February 27, 2022.

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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

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.