A Record Collector's Guide

The Joy Formidable


Caroline/C'mon Let's Drift 1790026299 2xLP / CD, released 2016 (U.S.)

Cadence Music/C'mon Let's Drift CADCD6605 CD (Canada)

Joy Formidable Ltd/C'mon Let's Drift TJF234193 2xLP / CD (UK)

C'mon Let's Drift TJF234220 2xLP, released 2017 (UK)

Hitch...was a mess. Not the album - that's actually quite good. The production of the vinyl was a disaster, with massive delays and at least one rejected version. It sucks when something like that happens, especially since it deflates the excitement from the band's core fans. The band had also moved on from the major label world for this record, producing and releasing it on their own, which I think hurt their ability to market it.

After one of the vinyl production delays, the band sent a free digital EP (Sleep Is Day) to anyone who had pre-ordered the vinyl. That was nice of them. It's quite good as well.

Anyway, there are a couple of vinyl versions, all double LPs, all on black vinyl. The U.S. version is easy to find. The original UK version is a bit scarcer. There was apparently a UK repress in 2017, and that one is easy to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Caroline/C'mon Let's Drift 1790026299 2xLP Black 12-15 1 Stable
TJF234193 2xLP Black (UK) 18-22 3 Stable
TJF234220 2xLP Black (UK) 12-15 2 Stable
UK Test Pressing
U.S. 2xLP

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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