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NFC News 20 years later, Sam Bayer recounts the anarchic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video shoot:
Interesting excerpt from the upcoming book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm. Read the full story.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-17-2011 @ 1:53 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nevermind 20th anniversary - PRE-ORDER now! (US+EU links)
We now have pre-order links for the Nevermind 20th anniversary album.
It will come in four different editions - all of which you can now pre-order:

(Do you live in Europe? Click here for links!)

Pre-order links for the Paramount DVD and Blu Ray added. Scroll down to see the links.



Nevermind (20th anniversary - 1 CD)
Re-mastered edition of Nevermind.



Nevermind (20th anniversary Deluxe - 2 CDs)
Re-mastered edition of Nevermind + The B-sides + The Smart Studio Sessions + Boombox rehearsals + BBC sessions. Full tracklisting.



Nevermind (20th anniversary - 4 LP)

Re-mastered edition of Nevermind on four vinyls.



Nevermind (20th anniversary Super Deluxe - 4 CD/1 DVD)
The Super Deluxe Edition features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but the first full official release of the pre-Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "On A Plain" and others that take shape before his or her very ears. The Super Deluxe also offers an altogether new perspective on the finished Nevermind album exclusive to this format in the form of the Devonshire Mixes: the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace. Rounding out the Super Deluxe are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings and the aforementioned 1991 Paramount show available for the first time and exclusive to this format on CD and DVD (which also features all four music videos from Nevermind), as well as a stunning 90-page bound book full of rarely and never- before-seen photos, documents and various other visual artifacts of the Nevermind era.

Tracklisting for the Super Deluxe edition (courtesy of NME):

CD One

Original Album (remastered)
'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'

The 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
'Immodium' (Breed) 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

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

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

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'

Music Videos
'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
'Come As You Are Music'
'Lithium'
'In Bloom'


Once again, pre-order links for the four editions:

Nevermind (20th anniversary - 1 CD)
Nevermind (20th anniversary Deluxe - 2 CDs)
Nevermind (20th anniversary - 4 LP)
Nevermind (20th anniversary Super Deluxe - 4 CD/1 DVD)

Nirvana: Live at Paramount [DVD]

Live at Paramount Blu-Ray is currently not available from Amazon US.



NEW! If you live in Europe here are pre-order links for Amazon UK:

Nevermind (20th anniversary - 1 CD)
Nevermind (20th anniversary Deluxe - 2 CDs)
Nevermind (20th anniversary - 4 LP)
Nevermind (20th anniversary Super Deluxe - 4 CD/1 DVD)

Nirvana: Live at Paramount [Blu-ray]
Nirvana: Live at Paramount [DVD]

Release dates:

Worldwide: September 26, 2011
United States: September 27, 2011

Read more about the 20th Anniversary at www.nirvana.com.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-17-2011 @ 1:44 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana tribute concert in Seattle with Krist Novoselic
Krist Novoselic will perform at a Nirvana tribute concert at the EMP in Seattle on September 20. The show will coincide with the Nevermind 20th anniversary.

More info from the EMP Facebook page: The cat is out of the bag! It's official, we're doing a NIRVANA Nevermind concert on 9/20 w/ special guests Krist Novoselic,​ The Fastbacks,​ The Long Winters, Visqueen, Vaporland,​ Valis, and more TBA. Whole show is a benefit for the amazing Susie Tennant. Tickets on sale now.

Nevermind will be performed LIVE - in its entirety - each song played by a different Seattle group.

Tickets cost $20 and the event takes place at EMP Museum - JBL Theater, 325 5th Avenue North in Seattle.

Buy your ticket here: Tickets are now sold out
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-16-2011 @ 2:57 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Fender to Sell Collectible Replicas of Kurt Cobain's Guitar
From Rolling Stone: "In honor of seminal album Nevermind's 20th anniversary, Fender is releasing a custom-designed collector's edition Jaguar guitar modeled after the special 1965 edition unit that Kurt Cobain used throughout Nirvana's early '90s heyday.

Priced at $1,849.99, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar aims to replicate the legendary singer-songwriter's signature road-worn axe in minute detail, down to its custom controls, dog-eared aesthetic and visible wear and tear. Sporting an aged finish and dual DiMarzio DP100 Super Distortion and PAF DP-103 36th anniversary humbucking pickups, plus bound rosewood fretboard with pearloid position inlays, it hopes to replicate the actual instrument's look and feel."


Read the full story here, courtesy of Rolling Stone.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-11-2011 @ 5:58 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Official Nirvana exhibit to open in London in September
For two weeks in September 2011, there is going to be a Nirvana exhibit in London - exploring the band's relationship with the UK and the history of Nevermind. The official exhibit is a project involving Nirvana's record label, Universal.

You can now submit material to qualify for the opportunity to have your own Nirvana memorabilia, photos, posters and other items displayed alongside the professional photographs, band memorabilia and other artefacts that will make up the show.

If you have anything you think would be suitable for a Nirvana exhibit go to nirvanaexhibition.com for details.

So far the information about the exhibit is extremely sparse but keep checking back! It appears the exhibit will run between September 10 and 25 in central London.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-09-2011 @ 6:50 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New interview with Chad Channing
Brand new interview with former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing in which he talks about the possibility of working with Krist again; the forthcoming second album by his band Before Cars; and more. Check out the interview here, courtesy of Greg Prato and Rolling Stone.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-03-2011 @ 6:07 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News 1991: The Year Punk Broke - DVD release Sept. 6 (pre-order now)


A September 6 release date has been announced for 1991: The Year Punk Broke on DVD. All footage has been fully restored with audio re-synced and remastered in uncompressed PCM stereo under the supervision of Sonic Youth.

1991: The Year Punk Broke is a 1992 documentary directed by Dave Markey featuring Sonic Youth on tour in Europe in 1991. While Sonic Youth is the focus of the documentary, the film also gives attention to Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, Gumball and The Ramones.

A number of Nirvana concert clips and backstage footage is included in the documentary.

Read more here.

Pre-order the DVD now! Use the box on the right to pre-order.

Note: The DVD is currently not available for pre-order on amazon.co.uk for European customers.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-03-2011 @ 6:04 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News How the 'Nevermind' Boy Was Almost a Girl
Interesting story about the famous cover shoot of Nevermind. From spin.com.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-03-2011 @ 5:54 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Special issue of SPIN + brand new tribute album
Don't forget to check out the special issue of SPIN (available now), a full magazine dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Nevermind.

From The Atlantic: The magazine roped in a host of acts — past and present alternative stars — to cover the album, and the issue also features lengthy meditations on the decline of angst, the endurance of flannel, and Nirvana's influence in hip hop. Click here for more highlights.

Buy the issue online or in newsstands.

Also available - a brand new tribute album with 13 artists who reinterpret the entire Nevermind album - including The Meat Puppets who cover "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and The Vaselines handling "Lithium".

You can download the free album online. This page also includes more information about the album and the artists featured on it, courtesy of SPIN.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-03-2011 @ 5:53 AM (GMT) by RH.
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