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DGC Rarities Vol.1 / Geffen Rarities Vol. 1

DGC DGCD-24704 CD / DGCD-A-24704 CD / DGCD-24704DJ CD / DGCC-24704 Cassette / GEFD 24553 Cassette, released 1994 (U.S.)

DGC DGCD-24704 CD / DGCBD 24704 CD / CDGCD 24704 CD / DGCC-24704 Cassette / CDGCC 24704 Cassette, released 1994 (Canada)

Geffen GFL 19247 LP / GFLD 19247 CD / GFLC 19247 Cassette, released 1994 (UK)

Geffen GED 24544 CD, released 1994 (Europe)

Geffen GEFD 24553 CD / GEFC 24553 Cassette, released 1994 (Australia)

Geffen GEC 24544 Cassette, released 1994 (Italy)

Geffen GEFC 24544 Cassette, released 1994 (Thailand/Indonesia/Saudi Arabia)

Geffen GEFD 24553/MVCG-160 CD, released 1996 (Japan)

Contains the Nirvana track "Pay to Play" and the That Dog track "Grunge Couple"

Remember when a major label would put in the effort to release rare tracks? Remember compilations? Well, this was both of those things: a unique look into some of what was coming from Geffen in the early to mid-'90s. The comp actually went by different names in different countries, mainly because that's what the label did, too. It was DGC in the U.S. and Canada and Geffen basically everywhere else at that stage. The Nirvana track on here was "Pay to Play", a demo of "Stay Away", off of Nevermind. It also later appeared on the With the Lights Out box set. The demo version was fun. 14-track versions of this compilation came out in the U.S. and Canada (The DGC Rarities Vol. 1 version), a different 14-track version came out in Japan, and the other Geffen Rarities Vol. 1 editions released around the world had 12 tracks. They switched out several tracks on each of these three's all a little annoying. Anyway, there was only one vinyl version, which came out in the UK. It's relatively common, but not the cheapest thing to obtain. However, the price seems to vary a lot among platforms, so shop around a little if you are looking for one.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Geffen GFL 19247 LP Black (UK) 30-60 4 Volatile
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This page was last updated on May 17, 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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