Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets

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Weezer
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Compilation album by Weezer
Released March 23, 2004 (The Blue Album, Deluxe Edition)
January 5, 2010 (Rarities Edition)
April 13, 2019 (vinyl)
Recorded 1992, 1993
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk
Length 49:15
Label Geffen Records
Producer Ric Ocasek
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Weezer: Rarities Edition
Weezer: Rarities Edition

Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets (also released as Weezer: Rarities Edition) is a collection of b-sides, demos, and pre-production recordings from Weezer's eponymous debut album (The Blue Album). It was initially released as the second disc on the 2004 Deluxe Edition CD release of The Blue Album. A standalone CD release, titled Weezer: Rarities Edition, was released in January of 2010. The collection was released as a standalone blue marble colored vinyl LP (again under the title Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets) in April of 2019 as an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019, and was limited to 4,000 copies.

Overview

The songs "Mykel and Carli", "Susanne", and "My Evaline" were originally released as b-sides. "Jamie" originally appeared on the compilation DGC Rarities, Vol. 1. Live recordings of "My Name Is Jonas", "Surf Wax America", "Jamie", and "No One Else" were also originally released as b-sides. Three demo recordings ("Undone - The Sweater Song", "Paperface", and "Only in Dreams") were recorded in 1992 for Weezer's second demo (The Kitchen Tape). The previously unreleased songs "I Swear It's True" and "Lullaby for Wayne" were recorded at S.I.R. Studios in Manhattan with Ric Ocasek on August 11, 1993. Also included in the collection is the original mix of "Say It Ain't So", originally included on the original pressings of the album.

Track list

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Mykel and Carli" (B-Side)Cuomo 2:53
2. "Susanne" (B-Side)Cuomo 2:47
3. "My Evaline" (B-Side)trad. arr. by Sigmund Spaeth 0:44
4. "Jamie" (from DGC Rarities)Cuomo 4:20
5. "My Name Is Jonas" (Live B-Side)Cuomo/Wilson/Cropper 4:19
6. "Surf Wax America" (Live B-Side)Cuomo/Wilson 3:39
7. "Jamie" (Live Acoustic B-Side)Cuomo 4:03
8. "No One Else" (Live Acoustic B-Side)Cuomo 3:29
9. "Undone - The Sweater Song" (Kitchen Tape)Cuomo 3:23
10. "Paperface" (Kitchen Tape)Cuomo 3:01
11. "Only in Dreams" (Kitchen Tape)Cuomo 5:47
12. "Lullabye for Wayne" (Pre-Production Tape)Cuomo/Wilson 3:36
13. "I Swear It's True" (Pre-Production Tape)Cuomo 2:57
14. "Say It Ain't So" (Original Album Mix)Cuomo 4:17
Total length:
49:15

See also