Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ 20th anniversary to be commemorated with multi-format reissue out September 26

Released in September 1991, Nirvana’s sophomore album and major label debut elevated Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a critically acclaimed Aberdeen, Washington, cult band to generational spokesmen […]

Released in September 1991, Nirvana’s sophomore album and major label debut elevated Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a critically acclaimed Aberdeen, Washington, cult band to generational spokesmen who’d unwittingly created a cultural shift and musical touchstone. Rising to No. 1 the world over by year’s end and ultimately selling over 30 million copies worldwide, ‘Nevermind’ would come to be much more than one of the most successful and influential albums of its or any era.

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As the album that returned unaffected rock ‘n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, ‘Nevermind’ would prove a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last two decades – and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.

Now, on the occasion of Nevermind’s 20th anniversary, Universal Strategic Marketing presents a full spectrum re-release worthy of such a pivotal classic. With configurations ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album, the 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Nevermind’ makes the most of the occasion, unearthing literally dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings, including a 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in its entirety.

The limited, numbered Super Deluxe Edition more than lives up to its name as one of the most expansive and ambitious collections of its kind with only 10,000 copies available in North America, and another 30,000 for the rest of the world. The Super Deluxe features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but the first full official release of the pre-‘Nevermind’ demos recorded at producer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, ‘Come As You Are’, ‘On A Plain’ and others that take shape before his or her very ears.

The Super Deluxe also offers an altogether new perspective on the finished ‘Nevermind’ album exclusive to this format in the form of the Devonshire Mixes: the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace.

Rounding out the Super Deluxe are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings and the aforementioned 1991 Paramount show available for the first time and exclusive to this format on CD and DVD (which also features all four music videos from Nevermind), as well as a stunning 90-page bound book full of rarely and never- before-seen photos, documents and various other visual artifacts of the Nevermind era.

The Nirvana Nevermind 20th anniversary reissue is also available as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring the remastered album and B-sides, the Smart Studio sessions, boombox rehearsals and BBC sessions, a 4-LP, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition featuring the same 40 tracks as the Deluxe Edition, a remastered CD of the original album, and digital versions of the standard and deluxe editions. The Paramount concert, transferred from 16mm film and multi-track audio, is the only known Nirvana concert shot to film and will be available in a 1080p high-definition picture and uncompressed 5.1 surround sound and stereo on stand-alone Blu-ray, along with DVD and digital long form video formats.

NIRVANA: NEVERMIND DELUXE TRACKLISTINGS:


NEVERMIND – SUPER DELUXE EDITION

4CDS + DVD


CD ONE


ORIGINAL ALBUM

 

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

 

THE B-SIDES

 

13. Even In His Youth

14. Aneurysm

15. Curmudgeon

16. D-7 live at the BBC

17. Been A Son live

18. School live

19. Drain You live

20. Sliver live

21. Polly live

 

CD TWO


THE SMART STUDIO SESSIONS

 

1. In Bloom previously unreleased

2. Immodium (Breed) previously unreleased

3. Lithium previously unreleased

4. Polly previously unreleased mix

5. Pay To Play

6. Here She Comes Now

7. Dive previously unreleased

8. Sappy previously unreleased

 

THE BOOMBOX REHEARSALS

 

9. Smells Like Teen Spirit

10. Verse Chorus Verse previously unreleased

11. Territorial Pissings previously unreleased

12. Lounge Act previously unreleased

13. Come As You Are

14. Old Age previously unreleased

15. Something In The Way previously unreleased

16. On A Plain previously unreleased


BBC SESSIONS

 

17. Drain You previously unreleased

18. Something In The Way previously unreleased

 

CD THREE

THE DEVONSHIRE MIXES previously unreleased

 

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. In Bloom

3. Come As You Are

4. Breed

5. Lithium

6. Territorial Pissings

7. Drain You

8. Lounge Act

9. Stay Away

10. On A Plain

11. Something In The Way

 

CD FOUR


LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE previously unreleased concert

 

1. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam

2. Aneurysm

3. Drain You

4. School

5. Floyd The Barber

6. Smells Like Teen Spirit

7. About A Girl

8. Polly

9. Breed

10. Sliver

11. Love Buzz

12. Lithium

13. Been A Son

14. Negative Creep

15. On A Plain

16. Blew

17. Rape Me

18. Territorial Pissings

19. Endless, Nameless

 

DVD


LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE previously unreleased concert

 

1. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam

2. Aneurysm

3. Drain You

4. School

5. Floyd The Barber

6. Smells Like Teen Spirit

7. About A Girl

8. Polly

9. Breed

10. Sliver

11. Love Buzz

12. Lithium

13. Been A Son

14. Negative Creep

15. On A Plain

16. Blew

17. Rape Me

18. Territorial Pissings

19. Endless, Nameless

 

EXTRAS

 

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit music video

2. Come As You Are music video

3. Lithium music video

4. In Bloom music video

 

Audio (DVD): DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1, Dolby Stereo


Screen (DVD): Specs TBD


Region ALL


NTS

 

NEVERMIND – DELUXE EDITION


4LPS – 180g Virgin Vinyl


LP ONE


ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE A

 

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. In Bloom

3. Come As You Are

4. Breed

5. Lithium

6. Polly

 

ORIGINAL ALBUM – SIDE B

1. Territorial Pissings

2. Drain You

3. Lounge Act

4. Stay Away

5. On A Plain

6. Something In The Way

 

LP TWO


B-SIDES – SIDE C

1. Even In His Youth

2. Aneurysm

3. Curmudgeon

4. D-7 live at the BBC

5. Been A Son live

6. School live

 

B-SIDES AND THE SMART STUDIO SESSIONS – SIDE D

1. Drain You live

2. Sliver live

3. Polly live

4. In Bloom previously unreleased

5. Immodium (Breed) previously unreleased

6. Lithium previously unreleased

 

LP THREE


THE SMART STUDIO SESSIONS – SIDE E

 

1. Polly previously unreleased mix

2. Pay To Play

3. Here She Comes Now

4. Dive previously unreleased

5. Sappy previously unreleased

 

THE BOOMBOX REHEARSALS – SIDE F

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Verse Chorus Verse previously unreleased

3. Territorial Pissings previously unreleased

4. Lounge Act previously unreleased

LP FOUR


THE BOOMBOX REHEARSALS – SIDE G

 

1. Come As You Are

2. Old Age previously unreleased

3. Something In The Way previously unreleased

4. On A Plain previously unreleased

 

BBC SESSIONS – SIDE H

 

1. Drain You previously unreleased

2. Something In The Way previously unreleased

NEVERMIND – REMASTERED

1CD

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

LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT


DVD, BLU-RAY and LONGFORM VIDEO Configs


LIVE AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE previously unreleased concert

1. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam

2. Aneurysm

3. Drain You

4. School

5. Floyd The Barber

6. Smells Like Teen Spirit

7. About A Girl

8. Polly

9. Breed

10. Sliver

11. Love Buzz

12. Lithium

13. Been A Son

14. Negative Creep

15. On A Plain

16. Blew

17. Rape Me

18. Territorial Pissings

19. Endless, Nameless

 

Audio (DVD): DTS 5.1, Dolby 5.1, Dolby Stereo


Screen (DVD): Specs TBD


Region: ALL


NTSC


Audio (Blu-ray): DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (96kHz / 24-bit), PCM Stereo (96kHz / 24-bit)

Screen (Blu-ray): Specs TBD


Region: ALL

 

For more information visit the official Nirvana website.

 

 

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