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DGC 0694935072 CD, released 2002 (U.S./Canada)

Geffen 00609 493 5232 CD, released 2002 (U.S.)

Geffen 493 523-1 2xLP, released 2002 (Europe)

Geffen 493 523-2 CD, released 2002 (Europe/UK/Poland/Israel/Mexico/Argentina/ Japan/Taiwan/Thailand/Indonesia/Australasia)

Geffen 0694935232 CD, released 2002 (Costa Rica/Colombia/Hong Kong/Thailand/New Zealand)

Geffen 0060694935232 CD, released 2002/08 (Brazil)

Geffen 606949352325 CD, released 2002 (Chile)

Geffen/Ukrainian 493 523-9 CD, released 2002 (Ukraine)

Geffen/3AO 493 523-9 CD, released 2002/07 (Russia)

Geffen 493 523-4 Cassette, released 2002 (Poland/Russia/Ukraine/Thailand/Indonesia)

Geffen 0694935234 Cassette, released 2002 (Malaysia)

Geffen UICY-1140 CD / UICY-6001 CD / UICY-90707 CD / UICY-90832 CD / UICY-91436 CD / UICY-91711 CD / UICY-25251 SHM CD / UICY-76220 CD / UICY-76220 CD, released 2002/06/07/08/09/10/12/14/16 (Japan)

Geffen 06069 493 523-2 CD / 06069 493 523-4 Cassette, released 2002 (India)

Geffen/Universal Music Korea DF8457/0694935232 CD / Geffen DF/CF8457 Cassette, released 2002 (South Korea)

Geffen 493 523-2 PM743 CD, released 2002 (Thailand)

Universal SSTARCD6762 172 CD, released 2002 (South Africa)

Geffen 493 523-2 CD, released 2007 (Germany/Ukraine)

Geffen 493 523-9 CD, released 2007 (Russia)

DGC B0010958-0/0694935072 / Geffen 0694935072 CD / Geffen/Universal B0010958-02 CD, released 2008 (U.S.)

Geffen/UMe B0023022-01 2xLP / B0023396-01 LP, released 2015 (U.S.)

Geffen/Universal 0602547289483 2xLP / 0602547378781 LP, released 2015 (Europe)

Geffen 0602547314321 Blu-ray, released 2015 (UK/Europe)

I would call this collection a throwaway, but it was an important step in the release of a whole bunch of other Nirvana material. There was a well-publicized dispute between Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl over how to put the unreleased Nirvana material out into the world. I've read that the dispute largely revolved around the track "You Know You're Right", which Courtney apparently wanted released as a featured track on a greatest-hits-type, single-disc collection. This was also apparently the major sticking point with releasing a box set (where the other two reportedly wanted "You Know You're Right" to appear).

Oh hey look, a self-titled, single-disc, greatest-hits-type collection, featuring the previously unreleased track, "You Know You're Right".

Initially, there was only one vinyl pressing of this one, which was a black vinyl double LP set that was released in Europe. It's pretty easy to procure and its value has remained stable. And that was it for a long while. Everything else was a CD or cassette, right up until 2015. At that point, we got four additional variants. Single LP and double LP versions were released in the U.S. and in Europe. The double LP U.S. version was pressed on 200g vinyl, while the single disc version was on 150g vinyl. Both European editions were on 180g vinyl. All were black. All are cheap and easy.

Oh, you should know that there was a 7" for "You Know You're Right" that surfaced at some point. It's a bootleg. Don't be fooled.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Geffen 493 523-1 2xLP Black (Europe) 30-40 2 Stable
Geffen/UMe B0023022-01 2xLP Black (U.S.) 20-30 2 Stable
B0023396-01 LP Black (U.S.) 15-20 1 Stable
Geffen/Universal 0602547289483 2xLP Black (Europe) 20-25 1 Stable
Geffen/Universal 0602547378781 LP Black (Europe) 15-20 1 Stable
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This page was last updated on May 15, 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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