With numerous releases flowing through stores in the next several weeks, many retailers are most excited about the Nirvana boxed set, “With the Lights Out,” which comes out Nov. 23. The defunct grunge trio’s Geffen Records collection “could be the biggest boxed set of all time,” says Bryan Everitt, director of music purchasing for Amarillo, Texas-based Hastings Entertainment. “I don’t think there is a more dedicated fan than the Nirvana fan.”
Musicland senior music buyer Scott Faragher also smells a hit.
“Nirvana’s boxed set will be the most sought-after boxed set this year,” he says. “It will appeal to the original Nirvana fan and also (to) the legions of new alternative rock fans, since Nirvana, to most people, was the beginning of the genre.”