SLIVER: The Best of The Box

NIRVANA - Sliver - The Best of The Box cover

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, 2005