Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rare CD: Nirvana "Pennyroyal Tea" single

NIRVANA: Pennyroyal Tea CD single
one of only a handful that hit the markets

This is the German version, with no IFPI-code. As you can see from the pictures, the matrix is as it should be: SONOPRESS I-2211/GED21907 A 2

"Nirvana"- text on spine is yellow, as it should

The story goes: a bunch of these saved from the garbage bin by a guy who the sold them on flea market places in Helsinki, Finland.
I bought this some time ago from a girl, who got this from her father, who originally got his from the original guy saving these.
So, the story is quite similar to what happened in Sweden at the same time. I know 100% sure that some of these were also sold directly in eastern Finland record stores.
Were they sold regardless to the command to destroy them, or accidentaly in advance, is unsure.

Sold for $525.00 on ebay.