Nevermind The Details? The Details Of Nevermind? Oh well, whatever, Nevermind.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Released in September 1991, Nirvana's sophomore album and major label debut elevated Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from cult band to generational spokesmen who'd unwittingly assisted in creating a cultural shift.

Rising to Number One the world over by year's end and ultimately selling over thirty million copies worldwide, Nevermind would come to be much more than one of the most successful and influential albums of all time; 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 next two decades following its release, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.
Now, on the occasion of Nevermind's twentieth anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises 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 which include a concert captured on Halloween 1991 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. The expansive set features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but also includes 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 these early cuts, listeners can actually hear songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "On A Plain" and others take shape before their 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, as well as a stunning 90-page bound book full of rarely and never-before-seen photos, documents and other visual artifacts from the Nevermind era.

The Super Deluxe audio will also be available for digital download.
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 forty 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 in stand-alone Blu-ray, along with DVD and digital long-form video formats.



The Nevermind reissue will be released on September 20, 2011 in North America. Pre-order it here on Amazon .

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