[ Geffen Records U.S.A. CD / CD ]
Release Date: Thursday 5 November 2009
Nirvana's legendary 1992 headline appearance 'Live At Reading' is among the most revered live performances in rock history.
Ranked #1 in Kerrang Magazine's "100 Gigs That Shook The World" and voted as "Nirvana's #1 Greatest Moment" by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana's legendary 1992 headline appearance 'Live At Reading' is among the most revered live performances in rock history. Now officially available for the very first time in its entirety, with audio sourced from the original multi-track masters.
While the show's centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire Nevermind tracklist, the career-spanning setlist also featured early performances of three as-yet-unrecorded songs which wouldn't be released until 2 years later on In Utero: "All Apologies," "Dumb," and in its first ever public performance, "tourette's"; and further reached back to the band's 1989 Sub Pop debut album, Bleach, for "Blew," "About A Girl," "School," "Negative Creep" and first single "Love Buzz," and even further back to the mid-'80s for "Spank Thru."
Other noteworthy songs from the Reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: "Aneurysm," "Been A Son" and "Sliver." The band even played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound - "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang and "D-7" by The Wipers.
2. Drain You
6. In Bloom
7. Come As You Are
9. About A Girl
12. Lounge Act
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. On A Plain
15. Negative Creep
16. Been A Son
17. All Apologies
20. Stay Away
21. Spank Thru
22. The Money Will Roll Right In
24. Territorial Pissings