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Home Alive: The Art of Self Defense

Epic E2K 67486 2xCD, released 1996 (U.S./Canada)

EPC 483820 2 2xCD (Europe)

Epic 483820 2 2xCD (Australia)

Epic/Sony ESCA-6442-3 2xCD (Japan)

Epic E2T67486 2xCassette (U.S./Canada)

Epic EPC 483820-4 2xCassette (Spain)

Contains the Love Battery track "Color Blind" and the Nirvana track "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live)"

This was an important double disc compilation, released in 1996. All proceeds went to benefit Home Alive, an anti-violence organization based in Seattle. Home Alive was formed following the tragic death of Mia Zapata of The Gits, who was raped and murdered in 1993. Fittingly, the comp has a heavy Seattle focus. This one had some great material on it. The Love Battery track was "Color Blind", which was exclusive until it was included much later on the Confusion Au Go Go album. The comp was never issued on vinyl - it was released as a double CD and double cassette in several countries.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Epic E2K 67486 2xCD (U.S.) 1-3 1 Stable
Epic E2K 67486 2xCD (Canada) 1-3 1 Stable
EPC 483820 2 2xCD (Europe) 2-4 1 Stable
Epic 483820 2 2xCD (Australia) 2-4 3 Stable
Epic/Sony ESCA-6442-3 2xCD (Japan) 12-15 3 Stable
Epic E2T67486 2xCassette (U.S.) 4-6 3 Stable
Epic E2T67486 2xCassette (Canada) 5-8 5 Stable
Epic EPC 483820-4 2xCassette (Spain) 6-10 5 Stable

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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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