Nirvana Are Reborn on 'In Utero' 30th Anniversary Reissue

The remastered collection with 53 previously unreleased recordings is now available on a variety of formats

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 27, 2023

Dave Grohl may have set his ass on fire during the sessions for Nirvana's In Utero (originally released on September 21, 1993), but man, was it ever worth it.

The band's would-be swan song saw them make an about-face turn after the immense popularity of their 1991 major-label debut, Nevermind — but In Utero still became the trio of Grohl, the late Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic's first No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and has since been certified six-times Platinum in the US.

After a 2013 reissue celebrating 20 years of the album, the grunge masterpiece has yet again been reissued to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Now available on a variety of formats, including a massive 8LP/5CD super deluxe box set, 1LP plus 10-inch, 2CD, and digital, In Utero (30th Anniversary Edition) features a total of 53 previously unreleased recordings.

Among them are five bonus tracks and B-sides — "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip," "Marigold," "Sappy," "Moist Vagina" and "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" — remastered by Bob Weston, who assisted engineer Steve Albini during the original sessions.

Plus, the collection includes two full concert recordings: 1993's Live in Los Angeles and Nirvana's final hometown show, 1994's Live in Seattle, as well as another six bonus live tracks recorded at In Utero tour concerts in Rome, Springfield and New York, all reconstructed from stereo soundboard tapes by Jack Endino.

Listen to In Utero (30th Anniversary Edition) below.


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