A Record Collector's Guide

The Twilight Singers


Powder Burns

One Little Indian OLI444 CD, released 2006 (U.S.)

One Little Indian TPLP444 2xLP / TPLP444CD CD (UK)

Rubber RUB221 CD (Australia)

One Little Indian TPLP444DMM LP (200g DMM), released 2008/2017

Dulli's emergence from a battle against cocaine addiction yielded the Powder Burns album. This one was great, but was also an exercise in milking every dollar from the consumer. It was originally released on CD and as a double LP. The vinyl was supposedly fairly limited, but there has never been a shortage of them on the market. Now...the fun/evil marketing moves came in several ways. First, the online release of the album coincided with multiple bonus tracks. One ("They Ride") you could only get if you bought the entire album through iTunes. Another ("Andiamo") was available through eMusic. The last one (an alternate version of "Candy Cane Crawl") was a bonus from Rhapsody, I believe. The killer was that all of those tracks were essential. So good.

On top of all of that, they sold 500 copies of the CD that were signed by Dulli and hand-numbered in silver marker (see image above). They sold these for $25 apiece. At least that edition was not a profit grab - the proceeds from all of the signed copies went to benefit Doctos Without Borders. So, that was noble. Anyway, I complain, but I have always been a believer that there's nothing wrong with it if the consumer is willing. Bonus tracks in three different places was a little much, though.

But wait - there's more! Now how much would you pay? In the fall of 2008, One Little Indian re-pressed Powder Burns as a 200 gram Direct Metal Master. It was really expensive for a new record. Fortunately, the retail market backed down from the initial price and it can now be had for less than retail. It was limited to 500 numbered copies. They re-pressed it again in 2017.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
OLI444 - Signed #d CD 20-25 5 Down
TPLP444 2xLP Black 30-40 4 Stable
TPLP444DMM Black (2008 - Numbered) 25-35 5 Stable
TPLP444DMM Black (2017) 20-30 4 Stable
TPLP444 Side A

This page was last updated on February 24, 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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