Geffen Records

Geffen Records

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Geffen Records was started by David Geffen in 1980. Its first album was Donna Summer's "The Wanderer", its second was "Double Fantasy", the last album by John Lennon (in collaboration with Yoko Ono). It was distributed by Warner Bros. Records until 1991, when David Geffen sold the label to MCA Records. Geffen also distributed the first incarnation of Rick Rubin’s Def American Recordings through Warner Bros. Records from 1988 to 1990. At the time of its sale, it was the world’s largest independent label to have major-label distribution. In 1999, after the merger between MCA and PolyGram, which created the Universal Music Group, Geffen became a subsidiary of Interscope Records and was merged into the Interscope Geffen A&M division of the Universal Music Group. In 2003, Geffen Records absorbed the entire MCA Records catalog and roster when the MCA name was retired.

In 2013, Geffen was folded to Interscope, but had since been revived in 2017 by Interscope Geffen A&M CEO John Janick.

Labelcode: LC 7266 or LC07266

NOTE: Releases with references to DGC or David Geffen Company as a label, should be listed under DGC.
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[2003-present]
Geffen Records
2220 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

[1994-1999]
Geffen Records
9130 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069-6197

9126 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90069
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Cat# Artist Title (Format ) Label Cat# Country Year
0422 Kali Yug Express EP  album cover Sonic Youth Kali Yug Express EP(10", EP, Ltd, Promo, Blu) Geffen Records 0422 France 2002 Sell This Version
GEF-24820 Anxious, Restless  album cover Skiploader Anxious, Restless(10", Ltd, Gre) Geffen Records GEF-24820 US 1995 Sell This Version
B0016275-01 The Quadrophenia Demos 1  album cover Pete Townshend The Quadrophenia Demos 1(10", Ltd, Num) Geffen Records, UMe B0016275-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
GFSV 37 Sugar Kane  album cover Sonic Youth Sugar Kane(10", Ltd, Num, Blu) Geffen Records GFSV 37 UK 1993 Sell This Version
GFSV 46 Eat The Rich  album cover Aerosmith Eat The Rich(10", Ltd, Num, Pic, Gol) Geffen Records GFSV 46 UK 1993 Sell This Version
c003 89 Vision  album cover Sublime (2) 89 Vision(10", Ltd, RE) Skunk Records (2) c003 US 2018 Sell This Version
GFSV 92 More Human Than Human  album cover White Zombie More Human Than Human(10", Ltd, Yel) Geffen Records GFSV 92 UK 1995 Sell This Version
B0023565-01 The Thrill Is Gone  album cover B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone(10", Mono, Ltd) Geffen Records B0023565-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
B0016470-01 The Quadrophenia Demos 2  album cover Pete Townshend The Quadrophenia Demos 2(10", Num) Geffen Records, UMe B0016470-01 US 2012 Sell This Version
B0025875-01 The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)  album cover Gil Mellé The Andromeda Strain (Original Electronic Soundtrack)(10", Shape, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hex) Jackpot Records (3), Kapp Records, Universal Special Markets B0025875-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
GFSV-22252 Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?  album cover Bloodhound Gang Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?(10", Single) Geffen Records, Cheese Factory (2), Republic Records GFSV-22252 UK 1997 Sell This Version
GFSV 95 Say It Ain't So  album cover Weezer Say It Ain't So(10", Single, Ltd, Num) Geffen Records GFSV 95 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GFSV 72 Bull In The Heather  album cover Sonic Youth Bull In The Heather(10", Single, Ltd, Num, Sil) Geffen Records GFSV 72 UK 1994 Sell This Version
GFSV 26 Youth Against Fascism  album cover Sonic Youth Youth Against Fascism(10", Single, Ltd, Num, Whi) Geffen Records GFSV 26 UK 1992 Sell This Version
B0016231-01 LP01 Smells Like Teen Spirit  album cover Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit(10", Single, Ltd, Red) DGC, UMe B0016231-01 LP01 US 2011 Sell This Version
B0001575-11 Annihilation Of The Generations  album cover S.T.U.N. Annihilation Of The Generations(10", Single, Pic) Geffen Records B0001575-11 US 2003 Sell This Version
GEF 43TE Sweet Child O' Mine  album cover Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine(10", Spe) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GEF 43TE UK 1988 Sell This Version
none Cats Without Claws  album cover Donna Summer Cats Without Claws(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Geffen Records none Unknown
none Mathematics  album cover Melissa Manchester Mathematics(10xFile, AAC, Album, Kbp) Geffen Records none US 2014
none Beatitude  album cover Ric Ocasek Beatitude(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Geffen Records none US 2009
none Katy Lied  album cover Steely Dan Katy Lied(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Geffen Records none Europe Unknown
none Rose Of Cimarron  album cover Poco (3) Rose Of Cimarron(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Geffen Records none 2018
none Copperhead Road  album cover Steve Earle Copperhead Road(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Geffen Records none 2016
none Third Stage  album cover Boston Third Stage(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Geffen Records none 2014
none At Last!  album cover Etta James At Last!(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Geffen Records none 2016
none Hard Promises  album cover Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Hard Promises(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Geffen Records none 2015
none Long After Dark  album cover Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Long After Dark(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Geffen Records none 2015
none The Great Buddy Holly  album cover Buddy Holly The Great Buddy Holly(10xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Geffen Records none Unknown
none Famous First Words  album cover Viva Brother Famous First Words(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Geffen Records none UK 2011
none Lone Justice  album cover Lone Justice Lone Justice(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Geffen Records none US Unknown
none Shelter  album cover Lone Justice Shelter(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Geffen Records none US Unknown
none Saints And Sinners  album cover Kane Roberts Saints And Sinners(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Geffen Records none US 2016
none Constrictor  album cover Alice Cooper (2) Constrictor(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Geffen Records none US 2007
none Raise Your Fist And Yell  album cover Alice Cooper (2) Raise Your Fist And Yell(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Geffen Records none US 2004
none Manhunter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Manhunter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(10xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, 256) Geffen Records none US 2012
none Streets Of Fire: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Streets Of Fire: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(10xFile, MP3, Comp, RE, 320) Geffen Records none US 2011
none iTunes Live From SoHo  album cover Counting Crows iTunes Live From SoHo(11xFile, AAC, 256) Geffen Records none 2006
none I Am Me  album cover Ashlee Simpson I Am Me(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Geffen Records, Papa Joe Records (2) none Canada 2005
none Aquarium  album cover Aqua Aquarium(11xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Geffen Records none US Unknown
none August And Everything After  album cover Counting Crows August And Everything After(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Geffen Records none US Unknown
none Coverdale • Page  album cover Coverdale • Page* Coverdale • Page(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Geffen Records none Europe Unknown
none Pretzel Logic  album cover Steely Dan Pretzel Logic(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Geffen Records none Europe Unknown
none Head Over Heels  album cover Poco (3) Head Over Heels(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Geffen Records none 2018
none Folk Singer  album cover Muddy Waters Folk Singer (Album) none 2016
none Steppenwolf  album cover Steppenwolf Steppenwolf(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Geffen Records none 2014
none Building The Perfect Beast  album cover Don Henley Building The Perfect Beast(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Geffen Records none 2015
537251348 Songs For Ageing Children  album cover Dave Van Ronk Songs For Ageing Children(11xFile, MP3, Album) Geffen Records 537251348 US 2012
12AP 2634 Why Me?   album cover Planet P* Why Me? (12") Geffen Records 12AP 2634 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
12"-Mix-27500-4 Do The Bartman (Dale Al Bartman)  album cover The Simpsons Do The Bartman (Dale Al Bartman)(12") Geffen Records 12"-Mix-27500-4 Ecuador 1991 Sell This Version
64T Rickie Lee Jones Satellites(12") Geffen Records 64T UK 1989 Sell This Version
0-20128 Build Me A Bridge  album cover Adele Bertei Build Me A Bridge(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 0-20128 US 1983 Sell This Version
0-20258 In One Love And Out The Other  album cover The Sylvers In One Love And Out The Other 0-20258 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
0-20347 Act Of War  album cover Elton John / Millie Jackson Elton John / Millie Jackson - Act Of War(12") Geffen Records 0-20347 US 1985 Sell This Version
0-20368 Hard Times For Lovers  album cover Jennifer Holliday Hard Times For Lovers(12") Geffen Records 0-20368 US 1985 Sell This Version
0-20499 Love M.I.A.  album cover Dazz Band Love M.I.A.(12") Geffen Records 0-20499 US 1986 Sell This Version
0-20510 Sample That!  album cover Bang Orchestra! Sample That! 0-20510 US 1986 Sell This Version
0-20527 Noiz Without Words  album cover Jesse's Gang Noiz Without Words 0-20527 US 1986 Sell This Version
0-20570 Shelter  album cover Lone Justice Shelter(12") Geffen Records 0-20570 US 1986 Sell This Version
0-20599 Showdown  album cover No Sovereign Showdown(12") Geffen Records 0-20599 US 1987 Sell This Version
0-20637 Love Is The Slug  album cover Fuzzbox* Love Is The Slug(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 0-20637 US 1986 Sell This Version
0-20695 Here I Go Again  album cover Whitesnake Here I Go Again(12") Geffen Records 0-20695 US 1987 Sell This Version
0-20798 Victim  album cover John White (2) Victim(12") Geffen Records 0-20798 US 1987 Sell This Version
0-20811 Don't U Care / I'm Back Again  album cover Jesse's Gang Don't U Care / I'm Back Again(12") Geffen Records 0-20811 US 1987 Sell This Version
0-20813 Dude (Looks Like A Lady)  album cover Aerosmith Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Single) 0-20813 US 1987 Sell This Version
0-21152 Drums Of Steel  album cover The 7A3* Drums Of Steel(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 0-21152 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-21160 The Mayor Of Simpleton  album cover XTC The Mayor Of Simpleton(12") Geffen Records 0-21160 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-21202 One Girl  album cover Christopher Williams One Girl(12") Geffen Records 0-21202 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-21220 Goes Like Dis  album cover The 7A3* Goes Like Dis(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 0-21220 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-21420 We're All In This Together  album cover David Peaston We're All In This Together (Single) 0-21420 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-21433 Ooti, Ooti  album cover Nikki (9) Ooti, Ooti(12") Geffen Records 0-21433 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-21506 The Woman In Me  album cover Silk Tymes Leather The Woman In Me(12") Geffen Records 0-21506 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-21609 Let's Get Busy  album cover Clubland Featuring Quartz (2) Clubland Featuring Quartz (2) - Let's Get Busy(12") Geffen Records 0-21609 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-21627 New Jack Thang  album cover Silk Tymes Leather New Jack Thang(12") Geffen Records 0-21627 US 1990 Sell This Version
172 030 5 MJB Da MVP  album cover Mary J Blige* MJB Da MVP(12") Geffen Records, Island Records Group, Universal Records 172 030 5 UK & Ireland 2006 Sell This Version
497 242-1 The Bad Touch (Remixes)  album cover Bloodhound Gang The Bad Touch (Remixes)(12") Geffen Records 497 242-1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
497 270-1 The Bad Touch  album cover Bloodhound Gang The Bad Touch(12") Geffen Records 497 270-1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
870 374-1 Out Come The Freaks  album cover Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks(12") Fontana 870 374-1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
878311 Go Too Far  album cover Jibbs Feat Melody Thornton Jibbs Feat Melody Thornton - Go Too Far(12") Geffen Records 878311 US 2007 Sell This Version
920 454-0 Out Of Mind Out Of Sight  album cover Models (2) Out Of Mind Out Of Sight(12") Geffen Records 920 454-0 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
920 486-0 Tears  album cover The Chameleons Tears(12") Geffen Records 920 486-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
920 495-0 Spell  album cover Deon Estus Spell(12") Geffen Records 920 495-0 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
920 497-0 Wild And Free  album cover Dazz Band Wild And Free 920 497-0 UK 1986 Sell This Version
920 510-0 Sample That!  album cover Bang Orchestra! Sample That! (Maxi) 920 510-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
9 20519-0 Heartache  album cover Gene Loves Jezebel Heartache(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 9 20519-0 US 1986 Sell This Version
920 551-0 Everybody Have Fun Tonight  album cover Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight 920 551-0 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
920 555-0 Emotion In Motion  album cover Ric Ocasek Emotion In Motion(12") Geffen Records 920 555-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
920 556-0 Weight Of The World  album cover Neil Young Weight Of The World(12") Geffen Records 920 556-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
920 626-0 I Found Love (Extended Remix)  album cover Lone Justice I Found Love (Extended Remix)(12") Geffen Records 920 626-0 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
920 636-0 I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone  album cover Ray Parker Jr. I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone(12") Geffen Records 920 636-0 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
920 706-0 Postmortem  album cover Slayer Postmortem 920 706-0 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
920 813-0 Dude (Looks Like A Lady)  album cover Aerosmith Dude (Looks Like A Lady)(12") Geffen Records 920 813-0 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
920 884-0 Somewhere Down The Crazy River  album cover Robbie Robertson Somewhere Down The Crazy River(12") Geffen Records 920 884-0 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
920 934-0 3 (2) Talkin' Bout(12") Geffen Records 920 934-0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
921 020-0 Day-O (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Beetlejuice)  album cover Harry Belafonte Day-O (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Beetlejuice)(12") Geffen Records 921 020-0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
921 089-0 Welcome To The Jungle · Nightrain  album cover Guns N' Roses Welcome To The Jungle · Nightrain(12") Geffen Records 921 089-0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
921 153-0 What I Am  album cover Edie Brickell & New Bohemians What I Am(12") Geffen Records 921 153-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
921 207-0 Circle  album cover Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Circle(12") Geffen Records 921 207-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
921 210-0 After All  album cover Cher & Peter Cetera Cher & Peter Cetera - After All(12") Geffen Records 921 210-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
921 255-0 Praying To A New God  album cover Wang Chung Praying To A New God(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 921 255-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
921 283-0 The End Of The Innocence  album cover Don Henley The End Of The Innocence(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 921 283-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version