Legendary NIRVANA Gig To Shine On Upcoming Release

According to The Pulse of Radio, NIRVANA's legendary August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at the U.K.'s Reading festival will make its official debut on CD and DVD on November 3, followed by a vinyl edition on November 17. Titled "Nirvana Live At Reading", the set will come as both a separate CD and DVD, as well as a deluxe CD/DVD package. The show has been circulated on bootlegs for years, but the DVD will feature a pristine copy of the original film, while the audio portion will be taken from the original recordings.

NIRVANA's Reading show featured early performances of several songs that would not make their recorded debut until 1993's "In Utero" album: "All Apologies", "Dumb" and "Tourette's". The show also included rare cover tunes and obscure songs from the band's pre-"Nevermind" days, as well as nearly every song from that 1991 breakthrough release.

Drummer Dave Grohl recalled the show as one of the biggest highlights of the band's initial success. "It was a huge show, and we were headlining, and we hadn't practiced for about three months, and we just stepped onstage and we expected it to suck really bad, and it turned out to be totally amazing," he said.

The Reading gig was ranked No. 1 in Kerrang! magazine's "100 Gigs That Shook The World" and was voted as "NIRVANA's Number One Greatest Moment" by fans in a poll sponsored by British music outlet NME.

Only two of the set's 25 songs have been officially released until now.

The set list for "Nirvana Live At Reading" is:

01. Breed
02. Drain You
03. Aneurysm
04. School
05. Sliver
06. In Bloom
07. Come as You Are
08. Lithium
09. About a Girl
10. Tourette's
11. Polly
12. Lounge Act
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. On a Plain
15. Negative Creep
16. Been a Son
17. All Apologies
18. Blew
19. Dumb
20. Stay Away
21. Spank Thru
22. Love Buzz *
23. The Money Will Roll Right In (FANG cover)
24. D-7 (WIPERS cover)
25. Territorial Pissings

* Not on CD

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