A Record Collector's Guide

The Joy Formidable


Wolf's Law

Atlantic/Canvasback 533001-1 LP / 534374-2 CD, released 2013 (U.S.)

Atlantic/Canvasback 7567-87617-9 LP / 7567-87325-1 CD (UK)

Atlantic/Canvasback 533001-1 / 075678761614 LP + 12" Deluxe Box Set (U.S.)

I will readily admit that I was concerned about Wolf's Law leading up to it's release. The Big Roar was a great album, but it was partially living off of previously released tracks. I was worried further when they released the first single from the album, "This Ladder Is Ours", before the album itself was released. That one just never did it for me. Well, crisis averted. Wolf's Law is spectacular. I basically loved every other song on the record. A truly impressive sophomore effort for the Joy Formidable.

Wolf's Law was released on black vinyl in the U.S. and Europe. As with the previous album, there was a deluxe edition box set released for Wolf's Law, but this one focused on the vinyl. The box contains a bonus 12" with the title track on it (which is not listed on the album, but does appear as a hidden bonus track). The b-side is etched with silhouettes of wolves. The box also contains a few lithographs by the artist who did the cover art, as well as a hummingbird pin. The box set is still readily available, and is less expensive now than it was when it was released. A "super deluxe" version was also made available in the U.S. It was limited to 15 copies and came with a signed drum head used in the recording of the album. The retail price tag on that one was kind of insane (I think it was $150), but they sold out very quickly anyway. I don't think I've ever seen one of those on the secondary market.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
533001-1 LP Black 5-8 1 Down
7567-87617-9 LP Black 8-12 1 Stable
533001-1 LP + 12" Deluxe Box Set 20-25 2 Down
Wolf's Law LP
Wolf's Law - Box Set Bonus 12"
Wolf's Law - Box Set Bonus 12"

This page was last updated on November 26, 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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