According to The Pulse Of Radio, "Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings", a collection of previously unheard demos and other recordings by late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, sold just 5,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was a companion piece to the recent HBO documentary, also titled "Montage Of Heck", and featured recordings that director Brett Morgen unearthed while researching in Cobain's personal archives for the film. Although the record managed to hit No. 1 on Billboard's soundtracks chart and No. 6 on its alternative albums chart, it limped to just No. 121 on the Billboard 200.Spin called the set "pretty inessential" and noted that "only the biggest, most dedicated Cobain superfans really had any reason to pick up the album." Alternative Nation said that the soundtrack "allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression." Morgen told The Pulse Of Radio earlier this year about the material he found in the archives: "I knew that there was gonna be all this art, but what I didn't know was there was gonna be all this audio. I opened up a box and there were 108 tapes with over 200 hours of never-before-heard audio. And this ran the gamut from music — dozens of hours of unreleased music — to sound collage, and then there was this amazing spoken word material that I discovered." The album arrived earlier this month on CD, cassette and digital, in standard, deluxe and "super deluxe" editions, with a two-LP vinyl package arriving on December 7. "The Home Recordings" includes never-heard snippets, demos, "musical experiments" that would make it on to later NIRVANA albums, comedy, and a cover of THE BEATLES' "And I Love Her".
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