To say that Nirvana’s third and ultimately final studio album In Utero was 1993’s most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini’s recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record.
From the opening quasi-shamble melodics of Serve The Servants through the bittersweet closing strains of a All Apologies, In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock ‘n’ roll band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they’d never seen coming-and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make.
– The original never-before-heard Steve Albini mixes of Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies
– The recently unearthed Nirvana instrumental Forgotten Tune
– The original Dave Grohl solo demo of Marigold from December of 1990–the earliest Grohl composition/recording ever released.
– A four-page letter from Albini to the band outlining his plans for how the album should be recorded.
– Liner notes by Bobcat Goldthwait
– A remixed and newly mastered CD of the entire December 13, 1993 Live And Loud show at Seattle’s Pier 48 featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear
– The complete Live And Loud show along with several never-before-released bonus performances, that will also be released separately as a standalone DVD and digital download on September 24.
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