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The Joy Formidable


Seradom SERDLP001 LP / SERDBX001 Box Set / SERDCD001 CD, released 2018 (U.S.)


In 2018, The Joy Formidable released AAARTH, another fine album. This one had several versions. In the U.S., there was a black vinyl version and a box set (which we will get to momentarily). In the UK, we had the standard black vinyl retail version, but also two other exclusive versions: first, there was an independent retail version that was officially on "Yellow and Magenta Splatter on Clear Vinyl". The reality was it was a magenta vinyl with yellow spots. Then, there was another version on yellow vinyl, which was exclusive to Rough Trade stores. This one was limited to 300 copies.

Now...the box set. This was available through the band's website and was quite expensive, but they tried to make it worthwhile. It came with another exclusive color of vinyl (red), along with a 7" picture disc for "Cicada", an AAARTH pin, a card signed by the band, and a booklet. On top of all of that, people who bought the box set were also enrolled in the "TJF Music Club", giving subscribers ten exclusive digital tracks over the following year. There were 300 copies of the box set made.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SERDBX001 Box Set (Red LP/Picture Disc 7" - U.S.) 40-60 7 Down
SERDLP001 LP Black (U.S.) 15-18 2 Stable
HOFF284LPA Magenta w/ Yellow Spots (UK) 20-25 2 Stable
HOFF284LPRT Yellow (UK) 15-20 7 Stable
HOFF284LP Black (UK) 15-20 2 Stable
Red Vinyl (Box Set)
Cicada 7" Picture Disc (Box Set)
Box Set Booklet/Pin
Black (U.S.)
Magenta w/ Yellow Spots

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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