Nirvana Box
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t y p e   Box Set (aftermarket)
l a b e l   Geffen
c a t a l o g  #   GES-00001
f o r m a t   2xCD
l e n g t h    
m a d e  i n   Italy
r e l e a s e d  i n   Europe
d a t e    

q u a n t i t y
a v a i l a b i l i t y

n o t e s
  Each box is numbered on the front.  The contents are:

Super collector Enrico Vincenzi made these observations (which I've added my thoughts to):

  • · MCA is not mentioned on the box, as it is on all official Italian items.  And there are no credits mentioning Geffen on the box either.

    · The choice of the Unplugged photo is strange.  (This indicates that the box was released no earlier than late 1993, though one could easily presume the release date was after Cobain's death -- in other words, to take advantage of the post-death sales spike.)

    · Some copies of the Bleach CD have a "better price" sticker on the case.  This is evidence that the CDs were bought and repackaged -- the classic definition of an aftermarket release in the discography.

    · The CDs represent two of the lesser sold albums, meaning it would be a strange pairing for an official box, but understandable as an aftermarket release since numerous copies of the albums could easily be bought cheaply.

    · Helter Skelter, the maker of the t-shirt, is an Italian importer and distributor of foreign independent labels.  They may have made the box.

    · The Geffen catalog number is also strange.  The Singles box's number is GED24901, and all other European items have similar codes.

s o u r c e s
  Joris Baas, Cory Brookshire, Jim Hirte, Tim S., Shawn Turner, DazzyTrip9


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