In Utero Deluxe Edition to be released Sep 23/24 - more details

Universal Music has officially announced the release of a deluxe edition of Nirvana's In Utero, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album. On September 23/24, a Super Deluxe Edition will be released which contains 3 CDs and 1 DVD, including many previously unreleased demos, B-sides and live material. The DVD will feature Nirvana's "Live and Loud" show which has been broadcast in part on MTV. The remastered album will also be released as a stand-alone CD and on vinyl.

The album will be released in Europe on September 23 and the following day, September 24, in the US.

Here is the full press release:

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 nø 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, and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear ... including the long-awaited release of the complete "Live and Loud" show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993.

Additionally, a standalone single-disc DVD of the complete "Live And Loud" show along with several never-before-released bonus performances will also be released on September 24.

Posted in NFC news section at on 07-30-2013 @ 2:34 PM (GMT).

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