Live At Reading - DVD / CD / Vinyl releases

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“Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn’t see it then it was something you pretended you saw.”
- Kerrang (October 2003)

“The staggering energy and intensity radiating from the stage never let up… Cobain’s ravaged pop songs coming off like some dream marriage of the Sex Pistols and the Beatles, borne on bracing waves of distorted guitar noise.”
- Rolling Stone (October 29, 1992)

Ranked #1 in Kerrang Magazine’s “100 Gigs That Shook The World” and voted as “Nirvana’s #1 Greatest Moment” by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana’s historic August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at the UK’s Reading Festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock’n'roll.

Now, fans will have an opportunity to own a pristine copy of that entire performance — color-corrected video from the original film with audio sourced from the original multi-track masters.

Nirvana Live At Reading will be issued in a limited edition CD+DVD Deluxe Edition as well as DVD-only, CD-only configurations on November 3, 2009, followed by a 2 LP version on November 17, 2009.

While the show’s centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire Nevermind tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn’t be released until 2 years later on In Utero: “All Apologies,” “Dumb,” and in its first ever public performance, “Tourette’s.”

The career-spanning setlist also reached back to the band’s 1989 Sub Pop debut album, Bleach, for “Blew,” “About A Girl,” “School,” “Negative Creep” and first single “Love Buzz,” and even further back to the mid-’80s for “Spank Thru.”

Other songs from the Reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: “Aneurysm,” “Been A Son” and “Sliver.” Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound — “The Money Will Roll Right In” by Fang and “D-7″ by The Wipers.

Nirvana - “Live At Reading” features 23 previously unreleased performances

Tracklist

  1. Breed
  2. Drain You
  3. Aneurysm
  4. School
  5. Sliver
  6. In Bloom
  7. Come As You Are
  8. Lithium
  9. About A Girl
  10. Tourette’s
  11. Polly
  12. Lounge Act
  13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  14. On A Plain
  15. Negative Creep
  16. Been A Son
  17. All Apologies
  18. Blew
  19. Dumb
  20. Stay Away
  21. Spank Thru
  22. Love Buzz*
  23. The Money Will Roll Right In
  24. D-7
  25. Territorial Pissings

*Not included on CD only release.

Release Dates

  • US: 3rd November 2009
  • International: 2nd November 2009

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October 14th, 2009Permalink

Bleach 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition release

Bleach 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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Marking the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s debut album, Sub Pop will re-issue the Platinum Certified Bleach on November 3, 2009. This expanded CD/double-LP will include a never-before-released live performance, special packaging and the first run of the double-LP will be on 180g white vinyl (the first run of the original LP was also on white vinyl).

Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording Studios in December 1988 and January 1989, Bleach was released in June of ’89 and remains unequivocally/unsurprisingly Sub Pop’s very favorite Nirvana full-length. The album initially sold 40,000 copies, but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991sophomore effort, Nevermind. Subsequently Bleach went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This 20th Anniversary Edition has been re-mastered from the original tapes at Sterling Sound in a session overseen by producer Jack Endino.

This edition will include an unreleased live recording of a complete February 9th, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The show features performances of “Love Buzz,” “About a Girl” and a cover of The Vaselines’ song “Molly’s Lips” and has been re-mixed from the original tapes by Endino (complete track listing below). A 48-page CD booklet which includes candid photos of the band not previously released to the public will also be included in this deluxe edition.

Tracklist

  1. Blew
  2. Floyd the Barber
  3. About a Girl
  4. School
  5. Love Buzz
  6. Paper Cuts
  7. Negative Creep
  8. Scoff
  9. Swap Meet
  10. Mr. Moustache
  11. Sifting
  12. Big Cheese
  13. Downer

Live at Pine Street Theatre

  1. Intro
  2. School
  3. Floyd the Barber
  4. Dive
  5. Love Buzz
  6. Spank Thru
  7. Molly’s Lips
  8. Sappy
  9. Scoff
  10. About a Girl
  11. Been a Son
  12. Blew

Release Date

  • 3rd November 2009

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October 14th, 2009Permalink

Live At Reading - DVD + CD release coming November

Nirvana’s 1992 Reading Festival gig will get a DVD and CD release in November. Titled ‘Live At Reading’ the release will feature Nirvana’s set in restored video footage and remastered 5:1 surround sound + bonus features.

Live At Reading will be available as a Limited Edition DVD+CD set, DVD, and CD in stores 11/3/09 with 180 gram 2LP in stores 11/17/09.

April 22nd, 2009Permalink

MTV Unplugged in New York - DVD release

NIRVANA - MTV Unplugged in New York DVD cover

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Nearly 14 years to the day after the filming of Nirvana’s landmark “MTV Unplugged” performance, that raw, revealing and emotionally gripping acoustic concert previously seen only on television will be available for the first time on DVD. “Unplugged In New York” (Geffen/MTV Networks/UMe) will be released on November 20, 2007 and will feature the complete, unedited 66-minute concert including “Something In The Way” and “Oh, Me” not aired during the original 44-minute broadcast. “Unplugged In New York” also includes five previously unreleased rehearsal performances and MTV News interviews with the band and audience members.

Filmed November 18, 1993 at Sony Music Studios, the show first aired on MTV on December 14, 1993; just four months before the untimely passing of Kurt Cobain. “Unplugged In New York” DVD is now presented in both Dolby Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound and includes both the shorter original broadcast version, and Nirvana’s entire unedited performance. When released on CD in November 1994, “MTV Unplugged In New York” debuted #1, won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996 and was quickly certified five times platinum.

Favoring a selection of carefully chosen tracks over the band’s hits, Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl perform acoustic versions of Nirvana’s “About A Girl,” “Come As You Are,” “Pennyroyal Tea,” “Dumb,” “Polly,” “On A Plain,” “Something In The Way” and “All Apologies.” Six other songs are covers that mined Nirvana’s musical diversity and depth, from David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” and The Vaselines’ version of “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam” to the trad folk “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” associated with Leadbelly and the Meat Puppets’ “Plateau,” “Oh, Me” and “Lake Of Fire.” Meat Puppets singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood and bassist brother Cris Kirkwood perform with Nirvana on those tracks. Also seen and heard throughout are Nirvana’s touring guitarist Pat Smear, an original Germs member and the original and now recurrent guitarist of The Foo Fighters.

The DVD adds the MTV News “Bare Witness” feature of interviews with the band, the MTV production staff, and fans in the audience, plus the rehearsal footage for “Come As You Are,” “Polly,” “Plateau,” “Pennyroyal Tea” and “The Man Who Sold The World.”

Nirvana MTV Unplugged - COMPLETE SHOW (UNEDITED)

  1. About A Girl
  2. Come As You Are
  3. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam
  4. The Man Who Sold The World
  5. Pennyroyal Tea
  6. Dumb
  7. Polly
  8. On A Plain
  9. Something In The Way
  10. Plateau
  11. Oh, Me
  12. Lake Of Fire
  13. All Apologies
  14. Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

MTV NEWS - BARE WITNESS

  • Documentary

THE REHEARSALS

  1. Come As You Are
  2. Polly
  3. Plateau
  4. Pennyroyal Tea
  5. The Man Who Sold The World

Release Dates

  • International - November 19th
  • US & Canada - November 20th

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October 20th, 2007Permalink

Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! - DVD release

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EXPERIENCE NIRVANA ON STAGE WITH THE CONCERT CHRONICLE Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

DVD Debut Of Homevideo Features Live Performances, Interviews And More. Originally conceived by Kurt Cobain the year after the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! makes its DVD debut on November 7th, 2006. First issued on VHS in 1994, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! (Geffen/UMe) has now been color- corrected, digitally remastered for the first time in 5.1 surround sound and expanded from its original 83 minutes to include several previously unreleased performances.

Release Dates

  • US - 7th November
  • Europe - 13th November

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October 20th, 2006Permalink

SLIVER: The Best of The Box

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Official press release:

NIRVANA’s ‘SLIVER: THE BEST OF THE BOX’ HIGHLIGHTS THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT RECORDINGS FROM 2004’s RECORD-BREAKING BOXSET ‘WITH
THE LIGHTS OUT’ PLUS THREE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

Nirvana changed the course of popular music forever and remains an inspiration to those who have followed. The band’s musical legacy was illuminated further in November 2004 by the release of the 3-CD/1-DVD box set With The Lights Out (Geffen/USM), the definitive collection of Nirvana rarities and outtakes. With The Lights Out set sales records across the globe and garnered unanimous critical praise.

Now the single-CD SLIVER: Best Of The Box (Geffen/USM TV) offers fans audio highlights from With The Lights Out with the bonus inclusion of three unreleased tracks.

SLIVER: The Best Of The Box features 22 recordings, 18 of which made their debut on With The Lights Out and three of which make their debut here:

  1. *Spank Thru – from 1985’s “Fecal Matter” demo tape featuring Kurt Cobain on guitar and vocals with Dale Crover (of The Melvins) on bass and drums.
  2. Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin cover recorded live at Nirvana’s first performance (at a 1987 house party)
  3. Mrs. Butterworth – undated rehearsal demo
  4. Floyd The Barber – 1988 live recording
  5. Clean Up Before She Comes – undated home demo
  6. About A Girl – undated home demo
  7. Blandest – 1988 studio recording
  8. Ain’t It A Shame – Leadbelly cover recorded in 1989 and featuring Mark Pickerel (of Screaming Trees) on drums.
  9. *Sappy – 1990 studio recording
  10. Opinion – 1990 solo acoustic radio performance
  11. Lithium – 1990 solo acoustic radio performance
  12. Sliver – undated home demo
  13. Smells Like Teen Spirit – 1991 pre-Nevermind rehearsal recording
  14. *Come As You Are – 1991 pre-Nevermind rehearsal recording
  15. Old Age – 1991 Nevermind outtake
  16. Oh The Guilt – from 1992 Touch and Go split-single with The Jesus Lizard
  17. Rape Me – 1992 acoustic home demo
  18. Rape Me – 1992 electric studio recording
  19. Heart Shaped Box – 1993 Rio de Janeiro studio recording
  20. Do Re Mi – 1994 home demo
  21. You Know You’re Right – 1994 home demo
  22. All Apologies – 1994 home demo

*Please note that tracks 1, 9, and 14 are previously unreleased.

Release Dates

  • International - October 31st
  • US & Canada - November 1st

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September 25th, 2005Permalink

Classic Albums: Nevermind DVD

Nirvana - Classic Albums - Nevermind DVD

There possibly isn’t an album in history that is as genre defining as NIRVANA’s “Nevermind.” Released in 1991, it single-handedly was responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge and has gone on to sell over 8 million copies in the US alone.”Nevermind” was the second album from the Seattle trio and the first on the DGC label (it’s predecessor “Bleach” was released on the Sub Pop label). It was produced by Butch Vig (also the drummer for the band Garbage) and mixed by Andy Wallace.

Nirvana’s surviving members Krist Novoselic (bass) and Dave Grohl (drums) talk candidly about their past, the recording of Nevermind and about Kurt Cobain and the legacy that he has left behind. Also featured are exclusive interviews with the likes of Garry Gersh (A&R DGC Records), Butch Vig, Jonathan Ponneman and Nils Bernstein (Sub Pop Records), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Jack Endino, and many more.

Bonus features

  • Drain You - the story behind the making of the track.
  • Going To Record In LA - The story behind why the band recorded Nevermind in LA.
  • Dave Grohl Joins Nirvana - The story of how Dave Grohl came to join Nirvana.
  • Polly (Live) - Polly live in concert.
  • Nevermind - The Album Sleeve - The story of the album cover including interviews with the cover star.

Track Listing (featuring excerpts from)

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  2. In Bloom
  3. Come As You Are
  4. Breed
  5. Lithium
  6. Polly
  7. Territorial Pissings
  8. Drain You
  9. Lounge Act
  10. Stay Away
  11. On A Plain
  12. Something In The Way

Release Dates

  • 22nd March

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March 5th, 2005Permalink

Photos of the box set!

Nirvana With The Lights Out Box Set - Cover Photo

Nirvana With The Lights Out Box Set - Inside Photo

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November 22nd, 2004Permalink

Billboard article about the box set

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.”

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November 19th, 2004Permalink

With The Lights Out - Box Set Release

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Geffen/UME is set to release the much-anticipated 3-CD/1-DVD box set With The Lights Out on November 23, 2004.

The box set contains 81 tracks, 68 which were previously unreleased.

The box set spans Nirvana’s entire career, from a recording of Led Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” at the band’s first show in 1987 to solo acoustic performances from singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain in 1994. With The Lights Out features a 60-page color booklet with rare photos and liner notes by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and writer Neil Strauss.

The three CDs, arranged largely chronologically contains home and rehearsal demos, including for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (whose lyric “With the lights out” provides the set’s title), “Rape Me,” “Heart Shaped Box” and a trio penned by legendary bluesman Leadbelly.

Heard in the 12 previously unreleased solo acoustic tracks are such gems as “All Apologies,” “Lithium” and “Sliver.” Six previously unreleased radio performances range from “Anorexorcist” in 1987 to “Dumb” in 1991 (two years before it was on 1993’s In Utero). Along with the remaining debuts are a handful of earlier issued, though rare, b-sides and demos as well as the original Butch Vig mix of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Highlighted on the With The Lights Out DVD is a previously unreleased video of nine songs performed in 1988 at bassist Krist Novoselic’s mother’s house in Aberdeen, Washington; the rare “In Bloom” Sub Pop music video, and 10 never-before-seen live performances. Noteworthy among them are debut renditions of “Pennyroyal Tea”, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” both from early 1991.
Also premiering is an unlikely performance of Jacques Brel and Rod McKuen’s “Seasons In The Sun” shot at a Rio de Janeiro studio.

Nirvana debuted on album with 1989’s Bleach (years later going platinum), followed by the EP Blew, each on Seattle-based Sub Pop. Drummer Dave Grohl joined in fall 1990 and soon after the band signed to Geffen Records. Nevermind (1991), propelled by the platinum Top 10 anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and its landmark music video, hit #1 and is now 10 times platinum. Up next were the Top 40, platinum Incesticide (1992) and the #1, quintuple platinum In Utero (1993). In April 1994, Cobain committed suicide. Issued posthumously have been 1994’s MTV Unplugged In New York (#1, quintuple platinum), 1996’s live compilation From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah (#1, platinum) and 2002’s “best of” Nirvana (#3, platinum).

With The Lights Out - Box Set

With The Lights Out - Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. Heartbreaker - Live, 1987 (first Nirvana show)*
  2. Anorexorcist - Radio Performance, 1987*
  3. White Lace And Strange - Radio Performance, 1987*
  4. Help Me I’m Hungry - Radio Performance, 1987*
  5. Mrs Butterworth - Rehearsal recording, 1988*
  6. If You Must - Demo, 1988*
  7. Pen Cap Chew - Demo, 1988*
  8. Downer - Live, 1988*
  9. Floyd The Barber - Live, 1988*
  10. Raunchola/Moby Dick - Live, 1988*
  11. Beans - Solo acoustic, undated*
  12. Don’t Want It All - Solo acoustic, undated*
  13. Clean Up Before She Comes - Solo acoustic, undated*
  14. Polly - Solo acoustic 1988*
  15. About A Girl - Solo acoustic 1988*
  16. Blandest - Demo, 1988*
  17. Dive - Demo, 1988*
  18. They Hung Him On A Cross - Demo, 1989*
  19. Grey Goose - Demo, 1989*
  20. Ain’t It A Shame - Demo, 1989*
  21. Token Eastern Song - Demo, 1989*
  22. Even In His Youth - Demo, 1989*
  23. Polly (solo) - Demo, 1989*

Disc 2

  1. Opinion - Solo acoustic, 1990*
  2. Lithium - Solo acoustic, 1990*
  3. Been A Son - Solo acoustic, 1990*
  4. Sliver - Solo acoustic, 1989*
  5. Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Solo acoustic, 1989*
  6. Pay To Play - Demo 1990
  7. Here She Comes Now - Demo 1990
  8. Drain You - Demo 1989*
  9. Aneurysm - Demo 1990
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Rehearsal demo, 1991*
  11. Breed - Rough mix, 1991*
  12. Verse Chorus Verse - Outtake, 1991*
  13. Old Age - Outtake, 1991*
  14. Endless, Nameless - Radio appearance, 1991*
  15. Dumb - Radio appearance, 1991*
  16. D-7 - Radio appearance, 1990*
  17. Oh The Guilt - B-side, 1992
  18. Curmudgeon - B-side, 1992
  19. Return Of The Rat - Outtake, 1992
  20. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Butch Vig Mix - Recorded May, 1991

Disc 3

  1. Rape Me - Solo Acoustic, 1992*
  2. Rape Me - Demo, 1992*
  3. Scentless Apprentice - Rehearsal demo, 1992*
  4. Heart Shaped Box - Demo, 1993
  5. I Hate Myself And Want To Die - B-side, 1993
  6. Milk It - Demo, 1993*
  7. Moist Vagina - Demo, 1993*
  8. Gallons Of Running Alcohol Flows Through The Strip - B-side, 1993
  9. The Other Improv - Demo, 1993*
  10. Serve The Servants - Solo acoustic, 1993*
  11. Very Ape - Solo acoustic, 1993*
  12. Pennyroyal Tea - Solo acoustic, 1993*
  13. Marigold - B-side, 1993
  14. Sappy (retitled “Verse Chorus Verse” for release) - B-side, 1993*
  15. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam - Rehearsal demo, 1994*
  16. Do Re Mi - Solo acoustic, 1994*
  17. You Know You’re Right - Solo acoustic, 1994*
  18. All Apologies - Solo acoustic, undated*

Disc 4 (DVD)

  1. Love Buzz
  2. Scoff
  3. About A Girl
  4. Big Long Now
  5. Immigrant Song
  6. Spank Thru
  7. Hairspray Queen
  8. School
  9. Mr Moustache
  10. Big Cheese - Filmed June 23, 1989 at Rhino Records (Los Angeles, California)*
  11. In Bloom - Sub Pop Video
  12. Sappy - Filmed February 16, 1990 at Bogarts (Long Beach, California)*
  13. School - Filmed September 22, 1990 at The Motor Sports International Garage (Seattle, Washington)*
  14. Love Buzz - Filmed October 11, 1990 at The North Shore Surf Club (Seattle, Washington)*
  15. Pennyroyal Tea
  16. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  17. Territorial Pissings
  18. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam - Filmed October 31, 1991 at The Paramount Theatre (Seattle, Washington)*
  19. Talk To Me - Filmed October 4, 1992 at The Crocodile Cafe (Seattle, Washington)*
  20. Seasons In The Sun - Filmed January, 1993 at BMG Ariola Studios (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)*

Tracks 1-9 filmed at a 1988 rehearsal in Krist’s mother’s house (Aberdeen, Washington)
Tracks 15-17 filmed April 17, 1991 at The OK Hotel (Seattle, Washington)

* Denotes previously unreleased recordings

Release Dates

  • International - 22nd November
  • US & Canada - 23rd November

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November 9th, 2004Permalink

Box set track listing

CD 1

  1. Heartbreaker
  2. Anorexorcist
  3. White Lace And Strange
  4. Help Me I’m Hungry
  5. Mrs Butterworth
  6. If You Must
  7. Pen Cap Chew
  8. Downer
  9. Floyd The Barber
  10. Raunchola
  11. Moby Dick
  12. Beans
  13. Don’t Want It All
  14. Clean Up Before She Comes
  15. Polly
  16. About A Girl
  17. Blandest
  18. Dive
  19. They Hung Him On A Cross
  20. Grey Goose
  21. Ain’t It A Shame
  22. Token Eastern Song
  23. Even In His Youth
  24. Polly (solo)

CD 2

  1. Opinion
  2. Lithium
  3. Been A Son
  4. Sliver
  5. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
  6. Pay To Play
  7. Here She Comes Now
  8. Drain You
  9. Aneurysm
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit (demo)
  11. Breed
  12. Verse Chorus Verse
  13. Old Age
  14. Endless, Nameless
  15. Dumb
  16. D-7
  17. Oh The Guilt
  18. Curmudgeon
  19. Return Of The Rat
  20. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Butch Vig Mix)

CD 3

  1. Rape Me (solo)
  2. Rape Me
  3. Scentless Apprentice
  4. Heart Shaped Box
  5. I Hate Myself And Want To Die
  6. Milk It
  7. Moist Vagina
  8. Gallons Of Running Alcohol Flows Through The Strip
  9. The Other Improv
  10. Serve The Servants
  11. Very Ape
  12. Pennyroyal Tea
  13. Marigold
  14. Sappy aka Verse Chorus Verse
  15. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam
  16. Do Re Mi
  17. You Know You’re Right
  18. All Apologies

DVD

  1. Love Buzz
  2. Scoff
  3. About A Girl
  4. Big Long Now
  5. Immigrant Song
  6. Spank Thru
  7. Hairspray Queen
  8. School
  9. Mr Moustache
  10. Big Cheese
  11. In Bloom
  12. Sappy
  13. School
  14. Love Buzz
  15. Pennyroyal Tea
  16. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  17. Territorial Pissings
  18. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam
  19. Talk To Me
  20. Seasons In The Sun

- Q Magazine Issue #221 December 2004

October 29th, 2004Permalink

NIRVANA box gives you Moore!

SONIC YOUTH frontman THURSTON MOORE has penned the sleevenotes to the long-awaited NIRVANA box set ‘WITH THE LIGHTS OUT’, which will feature 68 previously unreleased recordings.Billboard reports that Moore’s notes will appear in the boxed set’s 60-page booklet, featuring unpublished photos and an in-depth chronology.

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was a confirmed Sonic Youth fanatic - the two bands’ 1991 European tour is chronicled on the video ‘1991: The Year That Punk Broke’. - NME.com

October 21st, 2004Permalink

Box Set News

The long-awaited Nirvana box set ‘WITH THE LIGHTS OUT’ will feature 68 previously unreleased recordings. Released on November 22, the four-disc set will feature 81 tracks including 68 previously unreleased recordings - rehearsals, outtakes, Kurt’s home demos, as well as a DVD which is confirmed to have unreleased band home movies, live footage, rehearsal footage and 20 full-length video performances. A 60-page booklet will accompany the release.

The title is a reference to a lyric in ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

A source told NME.COM: “I’ve seen some of the footage and it’s amazing stuff. There’s a video of them performing at a friend’s party with Kurt reading lyrics off a sheet of paper on the wall, footage of them covering ‘Seasons In The Sun’ in a studio with Kurt on drums and lots of other great stuff.”

The artwork for the set is currently being put together, with the likely choice being a ‘landscape’ box… - NME.com

October 13th, 2004Permalink