A Record Collector's Guide

SP98 Beat Happening


Sub Pop SP98 LP / SP98b CD / SP98a Cassette, released March 1991 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP11/143 LP / SPCD 11/143 CD, released 1991 (Germany)

K Records KLP 003 LP/CD, released 2000 (U.S.)

7 e.p. epcd020 CD, released 2004 (Japan)

K Records KLP 003 LP, released 2017 (U.S.)

I think this one was a co-release with K Records...the original pressings all say Sub Pop, but it was given an early K catalog number (KLP 003) for its K re-release years later. The Sub Pop release had three vinyl variants: dark grey marble, light blue marble, and black vinyl. It was also released in Germany (on black vinyl). The light blue one is by far the rarest of the bunch. I didn't know it existed until fairly recently.

In 2000, K Records re-released Dreamy on black vinyl. This one is readily available. In 2017, K found some more copies of the vinyl in their warehouse, and released those in plain white sleeves with color copies of the front and back artwork. There were only 32 of these.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP98 Grey Marble 25-35 4 Stable
SP98 Light Blue Marble 30-40 7 Stable
SP98 Black 15-20 4 Stable
SP11/143 Black (Germany) 15-20 4 Stable
KLP 003 Black 15-20 2 Stable
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This page was last updated on November 5, 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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