A Record Collector's Guide

SP79 L7

Smell the Magic

Sub Pop SP79 LP / SP79b CD / SP79a Cassette, released August 1990 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP2/110 LP / SPCD 2/110 CD, released 1990 (Germany)

Waterfront DAMP 139 10", released 1990 (Australia)

Sony SRCS 5922 CD, released 1992 (Japan)

WEA Japan WPCR-10016 CD, released 1998 (Japan)

Solid debut EP from L7. The first pressing was on purple marble vinyl. The U.S. pressing also exists on black vinyl. The German one is black, too. Then, there are the Australian ones...there were a whole bunch of colors released there on Waterfront, all on 10" vinyl. Known colors: black, blue, green, orange, pink, red, yellow.

The pricing has been rather weird for this one. The purple vinyl dropped a ton over the years and was down in the $15-20 range for a long time. Then, it started climbing again (I am assuming this was due to the band reuniting). It is more expensive now than it ever was. The black vinyl one is up as well, but not by as much. The Australian ones are all somewhat scarce, but seem to be sitting in the $30-45 range.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP79 Purple Marble (1,000) 65-80 3 Up
SP79 Black 25-35 2 Up
SP2/110 Black (Germany) 15-20 1 Stable
DAMP 139 Black (Australia) 30-45 5 Stable
DAMP 139 Blue (Australia) 30-45 5 Stable
DAMP 139 Green (Australia) 30-45 4 Stable
DAMP 139 Orange (Australia) 30-45 5 Stable
DAMP 139 Pink (Australia) 30-45 5 Stable
DAMP 139 Red (Australia) 25-35 5 Stable
DAMP 139 Yellow (Australia) 35-50 5 Stable
Credits Tom: Black vinyl image

This page was last updated on November 4, 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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