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
92 98467  Ball & Chain  album cover Elton John Ball & Chain(7", Promo) Geffen Records 92 98467 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
GEFD-24070  Birdy    album cover Peter Gabriel Birdy (Album) GEFD-24070 US 1992 Sell This Version
9 24153-2  Elton John`s Greatest Hits Volume III, 1979-1987  album cover Elton John Elton John`s Greatest Hits Volume III, 1979-1987 (Comp) 9 24153-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
Nil Eve (2) Featuring Sean Paul Eve (2) Featuring Sean Paul - Give It To You(CDr, Single, Promo) Geffen Records Nil Australasia 2008 Sell This Version
ITSMYTIME2  It's My Time   album cover Scorcher It's My Time (CD, Single, Promo) Geffen Records, Polydor ITSMYTIME2 UK 2010 Sell This Version
MOVLP1386  Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds   album cover Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds (LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1386 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-75709  Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars  album cover The Levon Helm And RCO All-Stars Levon Helm And The RCO All-Stars(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-75709 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
0602527270326  Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Matriarch Records, Geffen Records 0602527270326 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none  Silent Night  album cover Lifehouse Silent Night (Single) none US 2007
7-27988-DJ  Talkin' Bout  album cover 3 (2) Talkin' Bout(7", Single, Promo) Geffen Records 7-27988-DJ US 1988 Sell This Version
9 27988-DJ  Talkin' Bout  album cover 3 (2) Talkin' Bout(7", Single, Promo) Geffen Records 9 27988-DJ US 1988 Sell This Version
92 79887  Talkin' Bout  album cover 3 (2) Talkin' Bout(7", Single, Promo) Geffen Records 92 79887 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
PRO 79887  Talkin' Bout  album cover 3 (2) Talkin' Bout(7", Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO 79887 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
8013  Unplugged In New York  album cover Nirvana Unplugged In New York(Cass, Album) Geffen Records 8013 Bolivia 1994 Sell This Version
M5G 24063  Vision Quest (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Vision Quest (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) (Album, Comp) M5G 24063 US 1985 Sell This Version
M5G 24063 E  Vision Quest (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Vision Quest (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) (Album, Comp) M5G 24063 E US 1985 Sell This Version
M5 24063  Vision Quest (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Vision Quest (Original Motion Picture Sound Track) (Album, Comp) M5 24063 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
none  You Know What  album cover Avant (2) F/ Lil Wayne Avant (2) F/ Lil Wayne - You Know What(DVDr, Single, Promo) Geffen Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
M5G 24181 . . . To The Power Of Three  album cover 3 (2) . . . To The Power Of Three (Album) M5G 24181 US 1988 Sell This Version
1707396 ...To Be Loved  album cover Papa Roach ...To Be Loved(7", Pic) Geffen Records, El Tonal 1707396 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ROACH1 ...To Be Loved  album cover Papa Roach ...To Be Loved(CD, Single, Promo) Geffen Records ROACH1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
0249837689 '70s Gold  album cover Various '70s Gold(2xCD, Comp) Hip-O Records, Universal Music Canada 0249837689 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
Hip-0 B0006070-02 '70s Gold  album cover Various '70s Gold(2xCD, Comp) Hip-O Records, Universal Music Hip-0 B0006070-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-90905 'Blowin' Free' - An Introduction To Wishbone Ash  album cover Wishbone Ash 'Blowin' Free' - An Introduction To Wishbone Ash(CD, Comp) Geffen Records UICY-90905 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
kg0963a0960480 "According To You" The Jason Sangerman Remix  album cover Orianthi "According To You" The Jason Sangerman Remix(CD, Single, Promo, TP) Geffen Records kg0963a0960480 2010 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3847 "Beat 70"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Beat 70"(CD, Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-3847 US 1989 Sell This Version
25AP 2745 "Cats" (Selections From The Original Broadway Cast Recording)  album cover Andrew Lloyd Webber "Cats" (Selections From The Original Broadway Cast Recording)(LP) Geffen Records 25AP 2745 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
GHS 2026 "Cats" (Selections From The Original Broadway Cast Recording)  album cover Andrew Lloyd Webber "Cats" (Selections From The Original Broadway Cast Recording)(LP) Geffen Records GHS 2026 US 1983 Sell This Version
AAMAGICCDP1 "Everything's Magic"  album cover Angels & Airwaves "Everything's Magic" (Single) AAMAGICCDP1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none "Interview CD"  album cover Hole (2) "Interview CD"(CDr, Promo) Geffen Records none Australia 1998 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2467 "Kathelin Gray" / "Mob Job"  album cover Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - "Kathelin Gray" / "Mob Job"(12", Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-A-2467 US 1986 Sell This Version
GED-24978 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet" (Album) GED-24978 US 1996 Sell This Version
GEFD-24978 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet"(CD, Album) Geffen Records GEFD-24978 US 1996 Sell This Version
GEFD-24978, MVGC 213 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet"(CD, Album, Promo) Geffen Records GEFD-24978, MVGC 213 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
GEFD-25118 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet"(CD, Album, Ltd, 24k) Geffen Records GEFD-25118 US 1996 Sell This Version
GEFD-A-25118 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet"(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Geffen Records GEFD-A-25118 US 1996 Sell This Version
GEFSD-24978 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet"(CD, Album) Geffen Records GEFSD-24978 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
MVGC-213 "Quartet"  album cover Pat Metheny Group "Quartet"(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Geffen Records MVGC-213 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
70220 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(LP, Album) Geffen Records 70220 Venezuela 1993 Sell This Version
351072 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, Club) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide 351072 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
424 617-2 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) 424 617-2 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
424 617-4 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Universal 424 617-4 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
424 617-9 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Universal, Uzi Suicide Records, Geffen Records 424 617-9 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
650021-4 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album, BMG) Geffen Records 650021-4 Uruguay 1993 Sell This Version
170.8092 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(LP, Album) Geffen Records 170.8092 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
4246172 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide 4246172 Brazil 2018 Sell This Version
90246172 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album) Geffen Records 90246172 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
02116107028 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) 02116107028 Colombia 1993 Sell This Version
BMGFL 5044 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(LP, Album) Geffen Records BMGFL 5044 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version
BMGFM 5044 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album) Geffen Records BMGFM 5044 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
CCGEF 20035 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records CCGEF 20035 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
CDGEFL 20035 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records CDGEFL 20035 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
CGEFC 24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album, Club) Geffen Records CGEFC 24617 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
DGM 1321 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album) Geffen Records DGM 1321 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
GEC24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GEC24617 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
GED24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GED24617 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
GEF24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GEF24617 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
GEFC2 Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album) Geffen Records GEFC2 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
GEFC-24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GEFC-24617 US 1993 Sell This Version
GEFC-24617 C 101570 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album, Club, BMG) Geffen Records GEFC-24617 C 101570 US 1993 Sell This Version
GEFD2 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album) Geffen Records GEFD2 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
GEFD-24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GEFD-24617 US 1993 Sell This Version
GEFD-24617 DJ "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, Promo) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records GEFD-24617 DJ US 1993 Sell This Version
GEFO-24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, Club, RE) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide GEFO-24617 US Unknown Sell This Version
GEFSD 24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GEFSD 24617 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
GFLD 19317 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) GFLD 19317 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MVCG-137 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) MVCG-137 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MVCG-19306 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records MVCG-19306 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
TMS 24617 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(Cass, Album) Geffen Records TMS 24617 Argentina 1993 Sell This Version
UICY-6481 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album) Geffen Records UICY-6481 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
UICY-20219 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-20219 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UICY-91207 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Universal Music, Geffen Records UICY-91207 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
UICY-94338 "The Spaghetti Incident?"  album cover Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) UICY-94338 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
CH 60031 "Unk" In Funk  album cover Muddy Waters "Unk" In Funk(CD, Album, RE) Hip-O Select CH 60031 US 2006 Sell This Version
GES 19039 (1A) "You Could Be Mine" From Terminator 2 - Judgement Day  album cover Guns N' Roses "You Could Be Mine" From Terminator 2 - Judgement Day(7", Single) DGC, Geffen Records GES 19039 (1A) Spain 1991 Sell This Version
5439-19670-7 (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection  album cover Nelson (4) (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection(7", Single) Geffen Records, DGC 5439-19670-7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
5439-19689-7-0 Nelson (4) (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection(12", Single) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 5439-19689-7-0 UK 1990 Sell This Version
GEF 82 T (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection  album cover Nelson (4) (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection(12", Single) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GEF 82 T Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7-28332 (Can't) Get You Out Of My System  album cover John White (2) (Can't) Get You Out Of My System 7-28332 US 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2797 (Can't) Get You Out Of My System  album cover John White (2) (Can't) Get You Out Of My System(12", Promo) Geffen Records PRO-A-2797 US 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2897 (It's Just) Talk /So May It Secretly Begin.  album cover Pat Metheny Group (It's Just) Talk /So May It Secretly Begin.(12", Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-A-2897 US 1987 Sell This Version
79186 (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over(7", Single) Geffen Records 79186 France 1980 Sell This Version
45-2032 (Just Like) Starting Over   album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (7", Single) Geffen Records, Lenono Music 45-2032 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
12-74070 (Just Like) Starting Over   album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (7", Single) Geffen Records 12-74070 Uruguay 1980 Sell This Version
GEF 49604 (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (Single) GEF 49604 US 1980 Sell This Version
GEF 79 186 (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (Single) GEF 79 186 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
GFS100 (Just Like) Starting Over   album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (7") Geffen Records GFS100 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
K 79186 (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (Single) K 79186 UK 1980 Sell This Version
P-645W (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon / Yoko Ono John Lennon / Yoko Ono - (Just Like) Starting Over (Single) P-645W Japan 1980 Sell This Version
PRO-A- 919 (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over(12", Single, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-A- 919 US 1980 Sell This Version
PROMO 117 (Just Like) Starting Over   album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over (7", Jukebox) Geffen Records PROMO 117 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
U 79186 (Just Like) Starting Over  album cover John Lennon / Yoko Ono John Lennon / Yoko Ono - (Just Like) Starting Over(7") Geffen Records U 79186 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
45-27501 (Just Like) Starting Over / Kiss Kiss Kiss  album cover John Lennon / Yoko Ono John Lennon / Yoko Ono - (Just Like) Starting Over / Kiss Kiss Kiss(7", Single) Geffen Records 45-27501 Ecuador 1980 Sell This Version
GFS 100 (Just like) Starting Over / Kiss, Kiss, Kiss  album cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono (Just like) Starting Over / Kiss, Kiss, Kiss(7", Single) Geffen Records GFS 100 Zimbabwe 1980 Sell This Version
GGEF0408 (Just Like) Starting Over / Woman  album cover John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over / Woman (Single) GGEF0408 US 1981 Sell This Version
GS 45189 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over / Woman(7", Single) Geffen Records GS 45189 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
RX-1041 (Man Out Of Time) Edison's Medicine  album cover Tesla (Man Out Of Time) Edison's Medicine(7", Single, Promo, Tra) Geffen Records RX-1041 Mexico 1991 Sell This Version
9852781 (Music From & Inspired By The Film) Dave Chappelle's Block Party  album cover Various (Music From & Inspired By The Film) Dave Chappelle's Block Party(CD, Comp) Geffen Records 9852781 Australasia 2006 Sell This Version
7567-80152-2 (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Against All Odds  album cover Various (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Against All Odds(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-80152-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2724430 (Musik Aus Dem Vatikan) Alma Mater  album cover Papst Benedict XVI* (Musik Aus Dem Vatikan) Alma Mater(CD, Album) Geffen Records, San Paolo 2724430 Germany 2009 Sell This Version