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collectors discography

page 1 - Blue Album - page 2 - Pinkerton - page 3 - Green Album - page 4 - Maladroit
page 5 - Make Believe - page 6 - Red Album - page 7 - Raditude
page 8 - Hurley / DTFM - Appendix A - EPs, comps, soundtracks - Appendix B - solo's and side's
Appendix C - Merchandise

Pinkerton era releases (1996-1999) [& re-issues]

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title: weezer - pinkerton [promo]

label: geffen
id #: #dgcd25007
released: late summer, 1996
format: cd, cassette
songs: tired of sex. getchoo. no other one. why bother. across the sea. the good life. el scorcho. pink triangle. falling for you. butterfly.
notes: promo copy, about 500+ made to send to retailers, radio, and industry types. Note that there are also promo cassettes of this.

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title: weezer - pinkerton [UK promo]

label: MCA/Geffen
id #:
released: late summer, 1996
format: cassette
songs: tired of sex. getchoo. no other one. why bother. across the sea. the good life. el scorcho. pink triangle. falling for you. butterfly.
notes: UK promo cassette. It is presumed that there are also UK CD promos of Pinkerton, but none have surfaced.

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title : weezer - pinkerton

label : geffen
id # : #dgcd25007
released : september 24, 1996
format : CD, Cassette, vinyl LP
songs:
1. tired of sex
2. getchoo
3. no other one
4. why bother
5. across the sea
6. the good life
7. el scorcho
8. pink triangle
9. falling for you
10. butterfly.
notes: sophmore release from weezer. Recorded at a number of studios between August '95 and July '96. The bulk of the recording as heard on disc is from Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA. Self produced this time, and as raw and emotional as they come. If you want to understand the artwork and title, pick up a copy of Puccini's opera "Madame Butterfly". In order to release in September, the tapes had to be turned in in July, and Rivers was literally still checking the mixes as the taxi was waiting to take him to the airport, to go to the European Tour which was starting the next day. The Geffen secretary who had to keep track of recording expenses called the extended studio-hopping production "the most complicated bookeeping exercise I have ever partaken in."
NOTE: the Japanese edition is also known as "Across The Sea" in Japan.
NOTE: the UK + European editions have a solid black back cover, the image of the geisha is not visible. It is known that on the UK cd, the small ring of Italian text about the "Yankee Vagabondo" is NOT present.

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title : Weezer - Pinkerton: Deluxe Edition

label : geffen
id # : #
released : November 2010
format : 2xCD, 4x vinyl LP
songs:
1. tired of sex
2. getchoo
3. no other one
4. why bother
5. across the sea
6. the good life
7. el scorcho
8. pink triangle
9. falling for you
10. butterfly.

(more songs to be added here)

notes: Deluxe Re-issue, details to be added.

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original US LP in shrink, w/sticker
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original US LP in shrink, back cover
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2001 Japan reissue, showing inner sleeve.
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sealed 2002 'unknown edition'


release history - identifying the various Pinkerton vinyl LP issues.

1996 USA - original. 5000 pressed. Cardboard matte on exterior, glossy on interior. inner sleeve has black and white map and the studio photos as used in CD booklet. ID: dgc-25007.

1996 UK - note: this edition is not confirmed to exist! - reportedly seen on sale in UK in '96 at non-import price. no photos known.

1996 Japan - note: this edition is not confirmed to exist! - no info nor photos known.

2001 Japan reissue - this edition includes the 'map/photos' inner sleeve. No other info is known, presumably it says made in Japan on the back cover somewhere. Label unknown.

2002 Europe Reissue note: this edition is not confirmed to exist! - no photos known. If exists, would be like the Blue album one, sealed with the "Universal Masters vinyl reissue" sticker, made in the EU.

UNKNOWN EDITION: 2002 reissue - Unknown if a USA edition or an import. This is the one originally thought to be a bootleg, but turned out to be legitimately ordered from distributors. It appears to have been modeled after the original USA edition from 1996. Its label says DGC and Geffen Records [similar to the 2002 '6/4 songs' Blue album edition]. ID: dgc-25007 425 007-1. This edition DOES have a barcode, #20642 50071 - same as the '96 original. The main identifying factor is that the spine of the record cover does NOT have any writing on it [whereas the original says "weezer - pinkerton"]. Also the inner sleeve is a plain white sleeve, not the 'map/photos' sleeve of the original.

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title: weezer - el scorcho [promo copies]

label: geffen
id #: PRO-CD-1003
released: early September, 1996
format: cd
songs: el scorcho.
notes: an early and later version of the promotional single sent to radio stations.


These are back covers. The black one [bottom] was made before the artwork was ready, as it had to be rushed to certain stations extra early. The later one very closely resembles the import commercial cd's of this single, but it just has 1 track.

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title: weezer - el scorcho clean versions [special promo]

label: geffen
id #: x
released: mid September, 1996
format: cd
songs: el scorcho ["bleep damn" version]; el scorcho ["dog damn" version].
notes: a rare promo, made in response to a handful of radio stations who were objecting to the mention of "god damn" at the start of el scorcho. Version 1 bleeps it out, Version 2 reverses it so it sounds like "dog damn". And these stations had no problems with the 'god damn' in Undone 2 years earlier...so...?

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title: weezer - el scorcho

label: geffen
id #: #gfstm22167
released: september 19, 1996
format: cd, cassette, 7" vinyl
songs: el scorcho. you gave your love to me softly. devotion.
notes: contains "version 2" of you gave your love to me softly.
In the UK 2 versions are released:
- a 7" and cd single [cardboard case] with "el scorcho" and "you gave.."
- a 'maxi-single' [in thin jewel case] that adds devotion.
UK cassette single also exists [2 tracks].
Other international countries get the maxi-single version only...however Australia's version comes in a cardboard sleeve, making it easy to mix up with the UK regular cd single.
B-sides recorded during the main Pinkerton sessions. Spike's little photos on the back cover are priceless.

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title: the good life [promo]

label: geffen
id #: -
released: early 1997
format: cd
songs: the good life [radio remix], the good life [lp version]
notes: US promo single for radio

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title: the good life [Swedish promo]

label: geffen
id #: - weezerpromo96
released: 1996
format: cd
songs: the good life [album version]
notes: Swedish promo single for radio. White cardboard sleeve with white sticker affixed, relating band biography info in Swedish. Includes a transparent plastic lyric sheet. Very rare promo.
Loose translation of Swedish Bio:
"The Good Life" is the 2nd single from the album "Pinkerton". The single is commercially released at the end of january 1997. River Coumo (sic!) predilection of Japan and its female inhabitants characterizes both the albumcover and the lyrics. The band will come back to Sweden at the end of January 1997. All 4 bandmembers come from different parts of USA. Common denominator: Los Angeles and homelesness. Friends' friends brought River (sic!), Matt and Pat together to share apartment. Brian joined as an extra contribution when their 1st were to be recorded."

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title: weezer - the good life (single)

label: geffen
id #: gfstm22202
released: march 5, 1997
format: cd only?
songs: the good life. waiting on you. i just threw out the love of my dreams.
notes: Uk + international 3 song e.p. release. includes japanese text sleeve. "Waiting" and "I Just Threw..." both done during Pinkerton sessions. Rachel Haden (of That Dog) sings lead on "Threw..." because Rivers wrote the song from a female point of view.
No cassette single known to exist.
wacky trivia: a VERY young Daniel Brummel [Ozma] is in the audience photo, hes the light blonde haired dude in upper right.

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title: weezer - the good life - Japan version

label: geffen
id #:
released: 1997
format: cd only?
songs: the good life. waiting on you. i just threw out the love of my dreams.
notes: Japan edition of The Good Life single, assumed to be the same as the UK/euro edition. Shown with original 'obi strip', a traditional Japanese packaging addition that wraps around albums and cds like a ribbon.

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title: weezer - the good life 'OZ e.p.'

label: geffen
id #: gefcd-25007
released: spring/summer 1997
format: cd only?
songs: the good life. waiting on you. i just thew out the love of my dreams. the good life (live & acoustic)pink triangle (live & acoustic).
notes: "oz e.p." was released after the 3-track single with 2 additional acoustic live songs from 1997. b-side "i just threw out the love of my dreams" features guest vocals by rachel haden (that dog.)The acoustic tracks are from the Seattle-area Shorecrest High School, which won a contest to have weezer play during lunch hour in 1997. Cool lunch!

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label: geffen
id#: PRO-CD-1102
released: spring 1997
format: cd
songs: pink triangle (remix). pink triangle (live acoustic & shorecrest high school)
notes: the remix version contains some overdubbed vocals and synths. this was not released as a normal single. it was sent to radio stations as a promo for single release only.

page 1 - Blue Album - page 2 - Pinkerton - page 3 - Green Album - page 4 - Maladroit
page 5 - Make Believe - page 6 - Red Album - page 7 - Raditude
page 8 - Hurley / DTFM - Appendix A - EPs, comps, soundtracks - Appendix B - solo's and side's
Appendix C - Merchandise

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