Various ‎– Geffen Rarities Vol.1

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Compilation was released under both Geffen Records and its subsidiary, DGC.

The tracklists are similar, with the Geffen version having 12 tracks and DGC having 14. The DGC version dropped Urge Overkill's "Dropout" and Maria McKee's "The Plague" and added of Teenage Fanclub's "Mad Dog 20/20", The Sundays' "Don't Tell Your Mother", Cell's "Never Too High" and Hole's "Beautiful Son". The latter two were added to the Japanese Geffen release.

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GEFD 24553 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp) Geffen Records GEFD 24553 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-24704 Various DGC Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp, Club) DGC DGCD-24704 US 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-A-24704 Various DGC Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp, Promo) DGC DGCD-A-24704 US 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD 24704DJ Various DGC Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp, Promo) DGC DGCD 24704DJ US 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(CD, Comp) DGC DGCD-24704 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DGCBD 24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(CD, Comp) DGC DGCBD 24704 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(CD, Comp) DGC DGCD-24704 US 1994 Sell This Version
DGCD-24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(CD, Comp, Club) DGC DGCD-24704 US 1994 Sell This Version
CDGCD 24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(CD, Comp, Club) DGC CDGCD 24704 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DGCC-24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(Cass, Comp) DGC DGCC-24704 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DGCC-24704 Various DGC Rarities: Vol.1(Cass, Comp) DGC DGCC-24704 US 1994 Sell This Version
GFLD 19247 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp) Geffen Records GFLD 19247 UK 1994 Sell This Version
GED 24544 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp) Geffen Records GED 24544 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
GEFC 24544 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(Cass, Comp) Geffen Records GEFC 24544 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
GEFC 24544 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(Cass, Comp) Geffen Records GEFC 24544 Saudi Arabia 1994 Sell This Version
GFLC 19247 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(Cass, Comp) Geffen Records GFLC 19247 UK 1994 Sell This Version
GEC 24544 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(Cass, Comp) Geffen Records GEC 24544 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
none Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(Cass, Comp, Promo) Geffen Records none UK 1994 Sell This Version
GFL 19247 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(LP, Comp) Geffen Records GFL 19247 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDGCC 24704 Various Rarities Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, Club, Tra) Geffen Records CDGCC 24704 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
GEFD 24553, MVCG-160 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp) Geffen Records, MCA Victor, Inc. GEFD 24553, MVCG-160 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
GED 24544 Various Geffen Rarities Vol.1(CD, Comp, RE) Geffen Records GED 24544 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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jbax1982

jbax1982

October 16, 2015
referencing Geffen Rarities Vol.1, CD, Comp, GEFD 24553
wondering why the us cd version is missing the version i have is dgc 24704 which im guessing is the missing us version not listed here.
blind_squirrel

blind_squirrel

January 5, 2011
referencing Geffen Rarities Vol.1, CD, Comp, GED 24544
I think this is a very enjoyable release, some of these tracks are really good outtakes and others are odd but still a good listen and far from filler - like SY's "Compilation Blues" that sounds like a spontaneous jam and features the lyrics:

"This one's for kato
for his compilation
it's very rare
i'm a mosquito."

Nirvana's track is an early version of "Stay Away" and sounds much better than the album version in my opinion. Beck's "Bogusflow" is a little weird singer/songwriter song which features him laughing at his own lyrics, on guitar and the harmonica - Standout track to me.

Another highlight is "Stove / Smother", which takes the quiet / loud approach to an extreme and are actually two different songs by Eric's Trip. A melodical, rather poppy piece leads into the very fast, punky and noisy "Smother" and it works really well.