Published Jun 22, 2011This coming September marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's game-changing breakthrough Nevermind. Back in 1991, the iconic album became the gateway to college rock and helped "grunge" get tossed into the mainstream lexicon. As if classic loud-quiet-loud singles like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "In Bloom" weren't enough, the album was rounded out by varied gems like "Drain You," "Polly" and "Territorial Pissings." Unsurprisingly, the landmark record is now getting the deluxe reissue treatment, promising a ton of unheard goodies.
A press release on Nirvana's website confirms that Universal Music will unleash a monstrous four-CD/one-DVD package that will contain "previously unreleased recordings, rarities, B-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety on DVD."
Regrettably, a tracklisting has yet to be revealed, but we're salivating all over our flannel and Doc Martens combos at the thought of what's to come. Maybe a credited version of "Endless, Nameless?"
This isn't the first time Universal has dug deep with Nirvana. Back in 2004, the expansive With the Lights out box set was released, while 2009 saw the official release of the outfit's classic performance at the Reading Festival in 1992.
In North America, the deluxe Nevermind reissue comes out September 20, just four days shy of the original's September 24, 1991 release.