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Nirvana's 'Nevermind' 20th Anniversary To Be Commemorated With Multi-Format Reissue Out In September

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 Written by Jon Stickler
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' 20th Anniversary To Be Commemorated With Multi-Format Reissue Out In September

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 Number One 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. 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
2CDS

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
 

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


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