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Velocity Girl - Albums and EPs

Velocity Girl's set of 12" vinyl is the polar opposite of its 7"s - not many releases and (mostly) not hard to find. They only had three real full-length albums, and only one of those exists on rare colors. There were a couple of important compilations in there as well, which I have included in the list.

6 Song Compilation

Slumberland SLR 23 CD, released 1993 (U.S./UK)

This was a CD-only release on Slumberland, compiling the songs from the two versions of the I Don't Care If You Go single and the My Forgotten Favorite single.

There were actualy two versions of this one. The first one had no catalogue number and was just titled "Velocity Girl". The second one added the "6 Song Compilation" title and the catalogue number. Both versions are easy to find.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
S/T CD (No catalogue number) 2-4 2 Stable
SLR 23 CD (w/ catalogue number) 3-5 4 Stable

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Copacetic

Sub Pop SP196 LP / SP196b CD / SP196a Cassette, released March 1993 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP75/242 LP / SPCD75/242 CD/ SPMC 75/242 Cassette, released 1993 (Germany)

Sony SRCS 6690 CD, released 1993 (Japan)

Velocity Girl's first full-length album - very solid release. I would like it a lot more if the vocals were more audible, but it's still excellent. It exists on several different colors of vinyl, all of which are somewhat tough to find now. I have seen it on clear blue, blue-gray marble, purple marble vinyl, and pink marble vinyl. The blue one is the easiest to find. The blue-gray and purple marble versions are a little harder, and more or less equally rare. The pink one is brutally difficult to find. One showed up in an auction (which I lost), and it took me another few years to find another. I've never seen a third.

The European release was of 1,000 copies on red vinyl, with some more on black.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP196 Blue 25-30 4 Stable
SP196 Purple Marble 25-30 5 Stable
SP196 Blue-gray Marble 25-30 5 Stable
SP196 Pink Marble 50-80 9 Volatile
SP75/242 Red 15-20 3 Stable
SP75/242 Black 15-20 3 Stable
Blue-gray
Blue
Purple Marble
Pink Marble
Red (Europe)
Black (Europe)

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¡Simpatico!

Sub Pop SP247 LP / SP247b CD / SP247a Cassette, released June 1994 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP122/303 LP / SPCD 122/303 CD, released 1994 (Germany)

Sub Pop SPCD 247 CD, released 1994 (Europe)

Sony SRCS 7464 CD, released 1994 (Japan)

This was by far my favorite Velocity Girl album. Lots of solid material here. Released on black vinyl in the U.S. and in Europe. The U.S. vinyl is still available from Sub Pop. One European version was limited to 1,000 copies, and came with a promotional 7" - the Labrador single (and some sticker sheets). There was also a version sold without the single, and that one is more common. All versions have been appreciating after being stable for many years.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP247 Black 20-30 3 Up
SP122/303 Black (w/ 7") 30-40 3 Up
SP122/303 Black (no 7") 15-20 2 Stable
SP247 (U.S.)
SP122/303 (Germany)

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Gilded Stars and Zealous Hearts

Sub Pop SP340 LP/ SPCD 340 CD / SPMC 340 Cassette, released March 1996 (U.S.)

Sub Pop SP340 LP/ SPCD 340 CD, released 1996 (UK)

Sub Pop SPCD 340/98787-0340-2, released 1996 (Germany)

Sub Pop 98787-0340-2, released 1996 (Australia)

Velocity Girl's final effort was definitely its most polished work. There isn't much on this album that really grabs me, with a notable couple of exceptions. The glitter vinyl version was produced in the UK (like the color vinyl Nothing single). It is a really interesting effect. The vinyl is clear...but it has a bunch of red glitter in it. I am still trying to figure out how this was possible without ruining the recording. U.S. black vinyl still available from Sub Pop.

Version Approximate value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
SP340 Glitter 15-25 4 Stable
SP340 Black 15-20 4 Stable

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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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