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SP44a Mudhoney

This Gift b/w Baby, Help Me Forget

Sub Pop SP44a 7", released 1989 (U.S.)

Glitterhouse GR0070 12", released 1989 (Germany)

Released in conjunction with Mudhoney's self-titled album, the first 3000 copies of this single were on purple vinyl. Most of the rest (I do not know how many) were on black vinyl. There is a very rare version on a maroon-purple color. It looks to be the same purple as the SP46 test pressing. There is also an absurdly rare green vinyl version. It surfaced in an auction. The seller called it a test pressing, but...I don't think that's accurate. I think it's just a very rare version.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP44a Purple 6-10 1 Stable
SP44a Black 4-6 1 Stable
SP44a Maroon-purple 80-100 7 Up
SP44a Green 300-400? 10 Up
Test Pressing
Purple
Purple vs. Maroon
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels
Credits Gregg Conover: Maroon-purple images
STOUTR: Green image

This page was last updated on October 17, 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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