Keeping up releases geared towards the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, a singles box set featuring all four singles off the album was released on Black Friday 2011 Record Store Day. The box set contains for 10″ singles for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” “Lithium” and “In Bloom.” Each 10″ features the original artwork for the single’s initial release. All the singles are housed in a box that keeps the them of Nevermind going, which you can get a feel for in the photos below. Each box set is individually numbered on the back of the box with a silver foil stamping.
This was another release where the pressing info released on the official Record Store Day website was way off. Initially this box set was advertised as being limited to 5,000 copies, but since my copy is numbered in the 15,000s along with a few other people having copies numbered well over 5,000 as well, the pressing info obviously wrong. I’ve emailed all parties that may have be able to sort out an answer, and I’m still awaiting a response, but I doubt I will get anything other than a lame attempt at an apology or finger-pointing at someone else. Not I’m particularly upset or angry that the pressed at least three times as many copies as was advertised as I would have bought this box set regardless, but it would be nice to know what the hell happened here.