Nirvana’s Nevermind: The 20th Anniversary.

You know you’re getting on in life when the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” is rolling towards you.
…Or swimming towards you like the baby on the front cover…

…Who’s not even a baby anymore because WAKE THE HELL UP MAN! THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO!

That’s right, you’re old!

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” will be 20 years old on September and as is the trend these days, the album is being re-released as a Superduper Ultra Extra Special Extended Deluxe Box Set! …With even more Nirvana added!
But does anyone really need all of this?


The Deluxe edition tracklisting:

CD one
Original album:
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Breed
Lithium
Polly
Territorial Pissings
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
On A Plain
Something In The Way

B-sides:

Even In His Youth
Aneurysm
Curmudgeon
D-7 (live at the BBC)
Been A Son (live)
School (live)
Drain You (live)
Sliver (live)
Polly (live)

CD two
The Smart Studio Sessions:
In Bloom (previously unreleased)
Imodium (previously unreleased)
Lithium (previously unreleased)
Polly (previously unreleased mix)
Pay To Play
Here She Comes Now
Dive (previously unreleased)
Sappy (previously unreleased)

The Boombox Rehearsals:

Smells Like Teen Spirit
Verse Chorus Verse (previously unreleased)
Territorial Pissings (previously unreleased)
Lounge Act (previously unreleased)
Come As You Are
Old Age (previously unreleased)
Something In The Way (previously unreleased)
On A Plain (previously unreleased)

BBC Sessions:
Drain You (previously unreleased)
Something In The Way (previously unreleased)

The Super Deluxe edition tracklisting (CDs one and two as per Deluxe edition):

CD three
The Devonshire Mixes:

Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Breed
Lithium
Territorial Pissings
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
On A Plain
Something In The Way

CD four & DVD
Live At The Paramount Theatre:
Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam
Aneurysm
Drain You
School
Floyd The Barber
Smells Like Teen Spirit
About A Girl
Polly
Breed
Sliver
Love Buzz
Lithium
Been A Son
Negative Creep
On A Plain
Blew
Rape Me
Territorial Pissings
Endless, Nameless

DVD only
Music videos:
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Come As You Are
Lithium
In Bloom

I’m one to talk because I have ‘Deluxe’ versions of albums by Iggy Pop & Bob Dylan and I even bought the ‘Deluxe’ version of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” but it’s a bit much for Nirvana ain’t it? I mean, Nirvana are one of the most bootlegged bands out there and I dunno about you but I’ve heard almost all of the ‘Previoulsy Unreleased’ stuff on this new version of “Nevermind”.

I like to hear demos and outtakes and I like to hear how things come together but sometimes too much of this stuff can take away from an album that’s great on it’s own.
It’s the exact same with movies these days. You can’t go out and just buy a film. You gotta buy some 4 disc extended edition with extra dinosaurs.

I listened to “Nevermind” a few weeks ago and I still love it.
I’ve heard that album thousands of times and I still play it because it’s good and that’s good enough for me.
So I won’t be shelling out the obvious fortune that this 20th Anniversary Edition is gonna cost.

I’ll be on youtube watching some Nirvana stuff that’s not gonna be on the 20th Anniversary Edition of “Nevermind” if anyone needs me.

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