A Record Collector's Guide

SP45 Love Battery

Between the Eyes b/w Easter

Sub Pop SP45 7", released 1989 (U.S.)

Love Battery's first record, a two song 7" on Sub Pop. The two songs on this single were both released on the Between the Eyes EP. The first 500 copies were on red vinyl, and the next 2,500 were on black. One interesting note on this one: there is a rejected test pressing of this record with a different mix of the songs on it. The matrix code of this test pressing reads as follows: Side A - "Dial M for Muzak SP-45-A Kdisc ch L-33610" / Side B - "SP-45-B Kdisc ch L-33610-X". The matrix code of the final release is: Side A - "Dial M for Muzak SP-45-A Re-1 Kdisc ch L-33610" / Side B - "SP-45-B Kdisc ch L-33610-X". The "Re-1" in the final version is the indicator of the second test pressing. The rejected and final test pressings look the same and are really only distinguishable by the matrix codes.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP45 Red 6-10 5 Down
SP45 Black 3-5 1 Down
Rejected Test Pressing
Final Test Pressing
Sleeve Paper foldover
Test Pressing Rejected/Final: Black vinyl, small hole, plain white labels

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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