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Heart-Shaped Box

DGC PRO-A-4558 12" / PRO-CD-4545 CD / Cassette, released 1993 (U.S.)

Geffen GFS 54 7" / GFST 54 12" / GFSTD 54 CD / GFSC 54 Cassette, released 1993 (UK)

Geffen GES 19191 7" / GED21849 CD, released 1993 (Germany)

Geffen GES 19191 7" / GED21849 CD / GEC 19191 Cassette, released 1993 (France)

Geffen GET21849 12", released 1993 (Netherlands)

Geffen CDX-1285 CD, released 1993 (Mexico)

Geffen GED21849 CD, released 1993 (South Korea)

Geffen GED21849 CD / GEFDM-21849 CD / GEFCS-19191 Cassette, released 1993 (Australia)

Geffen MVCG-13008 CD, released 1993 (Japan)

Geffen GEFCS19191 Cassette, released 1993 (New Zealand)

Geffen GED 21849 CD, released 1997 (Argentina)

Geffen CATF-05236-2 CD, released 2013 (U.S./UK)

Heart-Shaped Box: the first single from In Utero. There were a bunch of vinyl versions of this one. First, there was a black vinyl U.S. promo 12". It is slightly rare, but not terribly difficult to find. Then, there was a UK 7", which was on black vinyl, and came with painted, molded labels. There were two jukebox versions - one with painted labels and a large 45 hole punched in it and one with unpainted labels. There was also a black vinyl UK 12". A black 12" also came out in the Netherlands. Germany brought us a red vinyl 7", which is relatively easy to procure. Then, there was the French 7" - this is the gem of the bunch. It was also on red vinyl, but was numbered. Others have hypothesized that there were 3,000 copies of this one, as no numbers higher than that have surfaced. Sounds reasonable. The French 7" has been the most valuable vinyl version of Heart-Shaped Box for some time.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
DGC PRO-A-4558 12" (U.S.) 20-30 4 Stable
Geffen GFS 54 7" Black (UK) 8-12 2 Stable
Geffen GFS 54 7" Black - Jukebox - Painted Labels (UK) 8-12 5 Stable
Geffen GFS 54 7" Black - Jukebox - Unpainted Labels (UK) 8-12 5 Stable
Geffen GFST 54 12" Black (UK) 15-20 2 Stable
Geffen GET21849 12" Black (Netherlands) 20-25 4 Stable
Geffen GES 19191 7" Red (Germany) 20-30 2 Stable
Geffen GES 19191 7" Red (France) 60-75 6 Volatile
UK 7"
UK 7" - Unpainted Labels
French 7"

This page was last updated on May 5, 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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