NIRVANA: Complete 'In Utero' 20th-Anniversary Reissue Details Revealed

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 Enterprises will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the unwitting swansong of the single most influential artist of the 1990s with a multi-format release that spreads more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings over configurations ranging from a 3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album. Material exclusive to the various versions of the "In Utero" 20th-anniversary reissue will include a veritable treasure trove of never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks including:

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Kurt Cobain's handwritten lyrics
* A new 2013 mix of the entire album
* The original never-before-heard Steve Albini mixes of "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies"
* The recently unearthed NIRVANA instrumental "Forgotten Tune"
* The original Dave Grohl solo demo of "Marigold" from December of 1990 — the earliest Grohl composition/recording ever released.
* A four-page letter from Albini to the band outlining his plans for how the album should be recorded.
* Liner notes by Bobcat Goldthwait
* A remixed and newly mastered CD of the entire December 13, 1993 "Live And Loud" show at Seattle's Pier 48 featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear
* The complete "Live And Loud" show along with several never-before-released bonus performances, that will also be released separately as a standalone DVD and digital download on September 24.

Super Deluxe:

This 20th-Anniversary 3CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition featuring more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear. This box set also includes a DVD of the complete "Live and Loud" show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes never-before-released bonus material.

CD One - Original album remastered plus all B-sides & bonus tracks recorded at Pachyderm

01. Serve The Servants (Albini mix/original release) - 3:39
02. Scentless Apprentice (Albini mix/original release) - 3:47
03. Heart-Shaped Box (Litt mix/original release) - 4:41
04. Rape Me (Albini mix/original release) - 2:51
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Albini mix/original release) - 4:09
06. Dumb (Albini mix/original release) - 2:32
07. Very Ape (Albini mix/original release) - 1:55
08. Milk It (Albini mix/original release) - 3:54
09. Pennyroyal Tea (Albini mix/original release) - 3:37
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Albini mix/original release) - 4:51
11. Tourette's (Albini mix/original release) - 1:35
12. All Apologies (Litt mix/original release) - 3:55
13. Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (ex-U.S. bonus track) - 7:35
14. Marigold (B-side; "Heart Shaped Box) - 2:34
15. Moist Vagina (B-side; "All Apologies") - 3:33
16. Sappy (from "No Alternative" compilation) - 3:28
17. I Hate Myself And Want To Die (from "The Beavis And Butthead Experience" compilation) - 2:59
18. Pennyroyal Tea (Litt mix) - 3:36
19. Heart-Shaped Box (Albini mix/unreleased) - 4:42
20. All Apologies (Albini mix/unreleased) - 3:58

CD Two - 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

01. Serve The Servants (2013 mix) - 3:36
02. Scentless Apprentice (2013 mix) - 3:49
03. Heart-Shaped Box (2013 mix) - 4:41
04. Rape Me (2013 mix) - 2:49
05. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 mix) - 4:12
06. Dumb (2013 mix) - 2:32
07. Very Ape (2013 mix) - 1:57
08. Milk It (2013 mix) - 3:56
09. Pennyroyal Tea (2013 mix) - 3:32
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2013 mix) - 4:51
11. Tourette's (2013 mix) - 1:35
12. All Apologies (2013 mix) - 3:55
13. Scentless Apprentice (Rio demo) - 3:54
14. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Laundry Room demo) - 4:33
15. Dumb (Word Of Mouth demo) - 2:39
16. Very Ape (Rio demo) -- 2:21
17. Pennyroyal Tea (Word Of Mouth demo) - 3:31
18. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Word Of Mouth demo) - 2:40
19. Tourettes (Word Of Mouth demo) - 2:14
20. Marigold (Upland Studios demo)- 3:25
21. All Apologies (Music Source demo) - 4:25
22. Forgotten Tune (Rehearsal) - 2:04
23. Jam (Word Of Mouth demo) - 5:44

CD Three - Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
02. Drain You
03. Breed
04. Serve The Servants
05. Rape Me
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea
08. Scentless Apprentice
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless

DVD - Live & Loud: Live At Pier 48, Seattle, Washington – December 13, 1993

01. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter*
02. Drain You*
03. Breed*
04. Serve The Servants*
05. Rape Me*
06. Sliver
07. Pennyroyal Tea*
08. Scentless Apprentice*
09. All Apologies
10. Heart-Shaped Box*
11. Blew
12. The Man Who Sold The World
13. School
14. Come As You Are
15. Lithium*
16. About a Girl
17. Endless, Nameless*

Extras:

18. Very Ape (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
19. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
20. Rape Me (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
21. Pennyroyal Tea (Live & Loud Rehearsal)
22. Heart-Shaped Box (Original Music Video + Director's Cut)
23. Rape Me (Live on "Nulle Part Ailleurs" - Paris, France)
24. Pennyroyal Tea (Live on "Nulle Part Ailleurs" - Paris, France)
25. Drain You (Live on "Nulle Part Ailleurs" - Paris, France)
26. Serve The Servants (Live on "Tunnel" - Rome, Italy)
27. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Live in Munich, Germany)
28. My Best Friend's Girl (Live in Munich, Germany)
29. Drain You (Live in Munich, Germany)

Deluxe Edition - 2CDs

20th-Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios plus never-before-heard demos, mixes, B-sides and bonus tracks from the original album release.

CD One - Original album and bonus tracks remastered
CD Two - 2013 album mix plus pre-album demos

Deluxe Edition - Vinyl (Original Album & Bonus Tracks on 3LPs)

20th-Anniversary 3LP Edition featuring the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios on 2LPs and for the first time available at high-fidelity 45 RPM, plus a 33 1/3 RPM LP of all the remastered B-sides, never-before-heard original mixes and bonus tracks from the original album release. All 3LPS are on 180 gram vinyl.

Original Album Mix Remastered (1CD)

20th Anniversary Edition of the original album remastered at Abbey Road studios in 2013.

DVD - Live & Loud

The complete "Live and Loud" show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus over 35 minutes of never-before-released bonus material.

Digital Formats:

Super Deluxe Audio
Deluxe Audio
Original Album Remastered
Live & Loud: Longform Digital Video and Streaming/Rental Outlets

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