A Record Collector's Guide

The Toasters


Dub 56

Moon Ska MR043 CD/MR043C Cassette, released 1994 (U.S.)

Pork Pie Records EFA 04608-02 CD, released 1994 (Germany)

Dojo Records DOJO CD 214, released 1995 (UK)

Jimco Records JICK-89601, released 1995 (Japan)

Pork Pie Records EFA 05638-02 CD, released 2000 (Germany)

Rock'n'Roller RNR 094 Cassette, released 2001 (Poland)

Jamback JBR 26167 043, released 2001 (Malaysia)

Megalith Europe ME002 2xCD, released 2005

Megalith MEGA 020 2xCD, released 2006

Jump Up! JUMP098LP/Megalith MEV009 LP, released 2011/2017

Jump Up! JUMP098TAPE Cassette, released 2017

Dub 56 is one of the most famous Toasters albums. It has a long, winding, screwy story behind it. The first, 14-track version that was released contained some tracks that were written/sung by Coolie Ranx, later of Pilfers fame. However, he left the band shortly after the album came out, and Moon decided to repackage the album minus Coolie's contributions, but with some bonus tracks (from the Live in L.A. CD...which we will get to later). The resulting 19-track CD ended up being the most commonly available version (but the 14-track one is cheaper). The disc has now been re-released many times over, in many different forms, with all kinds of bonus tracks along the way. The Megalith versions contained the tracks from the Recrimintations EP and the Live! In L.A. EP, among other things.

In 2011, Jump Up! and Megalith got together to press this one on vinyl for the first time. They did 300 on white marble vinyl and 200 on clear vinyl and it came in a poster sleeve. The artwork was different for this one as well. The sleeve goes into great detail about which tracks were on which version - very useful. They also did a grey marble follow-up pressing in 2017. At that point, Jump Up! did a limited cassette release as well.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Moon MR043 CD (14-track) 1-3 3 Stable
Moon MR043 CD (19-track) 4-6 3 Stable
Moon MR043C Cassette 15-20 6 Stable
Pork Pie EFA 04608-02 CD (Germany) 3-5 5 Stable
DOJO CD 214 (UK) 3-5 5 Stable
Jimco JICK-89601 CD (Japan) 15-20 3 Stable
Pork Pie EFA 05638-02 CD (Germany) 6-10 5 Stable
Megalith Europe ME002 2xCD 5-8 4 Stable
Megalith MEGA 020 2xCD 6-10 3 Stable
Jump Up! JUMP098LP/Megalith MEV009 LP White Marble 15-20 7 Stable
Jump Up! JUMP098LP/Megalith MEV009 LP Clear 15-20 7 Stable
Jump Up! JUMP098LP/Megalith MEV009 LP Grey Marble 12-15 5 Stable
Jump Up! JUMP098TAPE Cassette 6-10 3 Stable
White Marble LP
Clear LP
Credits Three of the CD sleeve images: Discogs

This page was last updated on March 28, 2020.

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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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