Nirvana announces ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary editions

Configurations include vinyl, Blu-ray and more

Geffen/UMe commemorates the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind with several multi-format reissues starting on November 12th. A total of 94 audio and video tracks — 70 previously unreleased — will be made available across configurations ranging from Super Deluxe Editions to standard digital, 2 CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch. In all formats, Nevermind is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.

Among the previously unreleased material exclusive to various versions of the Nevermind 30th Anniversary Editions are four complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).

All four newly remastered live shows are included in the newly compiled configurations, which will be available in both vinyl (8LPs – 180-gram black vinyl – all in premium tip-on jackets — plus the new 7-inch – A-side: “Endless, Nameless” / B-side: “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm”) and 5 CDs plus Blu-ray featuring the complete Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands concert video newly remastered audio & video in HD. super Deluxe vinyl expected to ship on May 27, 2022.

The September 24, 1991 release of Nirvana’s Nevermind touched off a seismic shift in global youth culture. Rising to No. 1 worldwide over the next few months, its impact would elevate Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a promising Pacific Northwest cult band to one of the most successful and influential artists of all time. Nevermind returned rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, and continues to be a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last three decades–as it no doubt will for generations to come.

2 CD

CD 1: Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)

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

CD 2: Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)

1. Drain You [Previously Unreleased]
2. Aneurysm [Previously Unreleased]
3. School
4. Floyd The Barber [Previously Unreleased]
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit [Previously Unreleased]
6. About A Girl [Previously Unreleased]
7. Polly [Previously Unreleased]
8. Lithium
9. Sliver [Previously Unreleased]
10. Breed [Previously Unreleased]
11. Come As You Are [Previously Unreleased]
12. Been A Son
13. Negative Creep [Previously Unreleased]
14. On A Plain [Previously Unreleased]
15. Blew
16. Love Buzz [Previously Unreleased]
17. Territorial Pissings [Previously Unreleased]

CD 3: Live in Del Mar, California (Pat O’Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991)

1. Drain You
2. Aneurysm
3. School [Previously Unreleased]
4. Floyd The Barber [Previously Unreleased]
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. About A Girl [Previously Unreleased]
7. Polly
8. Sliver
9. Breed [Previously Unreleased]
10. Come As You Are [Previously Unreleased]
11. Lithium [Previously Unreleased]
12. Territorial Pissings [Previously Unreleased]

CD 4: Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992) [Previously Unreleased]

1. Aneurysm
2. Drain You
3. School
4. Sliver
5. About A Girl
6. Come As You Are
7. Lithium
8. Breed
9. Polly
10. Lounge Act
11. In Bloom
12. Love Buzz
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. Feedback Jam
15. Negative Creep
16. On A Plain
17. Blew

CD 5: Live in Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992) [Previously Unreleased]

1. Negative Creep
2. Been A Son
3. On A Plain
4. Blew
5. Come As You Are
6. Lithium
7. Breed
8. Sliver
9. Drain You
10. About A Girl
11. School
12. Aneurysm
13. Love Buzz
14. Polly
15. Territorial Pissings
16. Smells Like Teen Spirit

Blu-ray: Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991) [Previously Unreleased]

1. Drain You
2. Aneurysm
3. School
4. Floyd The Barber
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. About A Girl
7. Polly
8. Lithium
9. Sliver
10. Breed
11. Come As You Are
12. Been A Son
13. Negative Creep
14. On A Plain
15. Blew
16. Love Buzz
17. Territorial Pissings

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