Nirvana: Nevermind 20th anniversary reissue details announced

Posted on 28 July 2011
By Richard Lewis
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Regularly described as one of the most influential albums of all time, September marks the 20th anniversary of Nevermind’s release.

The album elevated Nirvana: Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and future Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl from members of a critically acclaimed cult band from Aberdeen, Washington State to spokesmen of a generation.

The band’s second album and major label debut was an instant success, putting grunge on the musical map and ushering in Generation X.

Having sold almost eight million copies before the year was out, the album’s current worldwide sales stand at over 30 million.

Inspiring millions of fans and musicians across the globe over the past two decades, the album will undoubtedly continue to do so for future generations.

The 20th anniversary reissue of the album, is to be released on September 26th, 20 years to the day since its original release.

The re-issue is presented in a full spectrum of different formats taking the listener closer than ever before to Nirvana’s masterpiece. See below for full details and tracklisting.

The album is presented in a range of different editions, ranging from a 4 CD/1 DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital CD remaster of the original album.

The strictly limited edition, numbered Super Deluxe Edition represents one of the most ambitious and expansive collections of its kind.

With only 10,000 copies available in North America and another 30,000 for the rest of the world, the collection is set to become one of the most sought after releases of the band’s output.

The release features the originally remastered album plus accompanying studio and live B-sides that appeared on the LPs singles.

The set also features the original demos the band recorded at producer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios prior to recording the album in Los Angeles.

In addition to this are the original rehearsals, recorded on ghetto blasters by band that the group initially sent to Vig, as rough sketches of the songs.

These recordings allow the listener to hear the creative process first-hand, as early versions of Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are and On a Plain take shape.

The 20th anniversary reissue presents dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live sessions.

A full-length, previously unreleased 1991 Halloween Concert filmed at the Paramount Theatre in the band’s hometown of Seattle is included.

The only one of the band’s gigs to be shot on film, the original 16mm footage has been upgraded to stunning 1080p high definition quality with 5.1 uncompressed surround sound.

In addition to this are the four music videos that accompanied Nervermind’s epochal singles.

A 90 page bound book will also accompany the package, featuring rare and never seen before photos, documents and other visual artifacts of the Nevermind era.

Two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions will be included in the package.

Exclusive to the Super Deluxe Edition are the original mixes of the album by producer Butch Vig, the Devonshire Mixes.

These offer the listener an alternative perspective on the album, compared to the commercially available mixes helmed by Andy Wallace.

The Nevermind 20th anniversary reissue will also be available as a 2 CD Deluxe Edition featuring the remastered album and B-sides, the Smart Studio Sessions, the ghetto blaster rehearsals and BBC sessions.

The package will also be available on vinyl as a 4-LP 180 gram heavyweight edition, featuring the same 40 tracks as the Deluxe Edition, a remastered CD of the original album plus digital versions of the standard and deluxe editions.

Below are the full details of the material on all the available editions:

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

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
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)