In Utero - 20th Anniversary

 
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Nirvana
In Utero - 20th Anniversary

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Release Date: Friday 20 September 2013

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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. And with its 1991 predecessor Nevermind having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock 'n' roll to the top of the pop charts, In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public.

So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of 'Serve The Servants' through the bittersweet closing strains of '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. As Rolling Stone's David Fricke said in his review at the time, "In Utero is a lot of things-brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it's a triumph of the will."

Universal Music Group commemorates the 20th anniversary of the unwitting swansong of the single most influential artist of the 1990s with a multi-format release.

This 2CD Deluxe Edition features the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus never-before-heard demos, mixes, B-sides and bonus tracks from the original album release.

Tracks:

Disc 1
1.Serve The Servants
2.Scentless Apprentice
3.Heart-Shaped Box
4.Rape Me
5.Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
6.Dumb
7.Very Ape
8.Milk It
9.Pennyroyal Tea
10.Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
11.Tourette's
12.All Apologies
13.Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
14.Marigold (B-Side)
15.Moist Vagina (2013 Mix)
16.Sappy (2013 Mix)
17.I Hate Myself And Want To Die (2013 Mix)
18.Pennyroyal Tea (Scott Litt Mix)
19.Heart Shaped Box (Original Steve Albini 1993 Mix)
20.All Apologies (Original Steve Albini 1993 Mix)
Disc 2
1.Serve The Servants (2013 Mix)
2.Scentless Apprentice (2013 Mix)
3.Heart Shaped Box (2013 Mix)
4.Rape Me (2013 Mix)
5.Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 Mix)
6.Dumb (2013 Mix)
7.Very Ape (2013 Mix)
8.Milk It (2013 Mix)
9.Pennyroyal Tea (2013 Mix)
10.Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2013 Mix)
11.Tourette's (2013 Mix)
12.All Apologies (2013 Mix)
13.Scentless Apprentice (Demo)
14.Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Demo - Instrumental)
15.Dumb (Demo - Instrumental)
16.Very Ape (Demo - Instrumental)
17.Pennyroyal Tea (Demo - Instrumental)
18.Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Demo - Instrumental)
19.Tourette's (Demo - Instrumental)
20.Marigold (Demo)
21.All Apologies (Demo)
22.Forgotten Tune (Demo - Instrumental)
23.Jam (Demo)