Nirvana ‘Nevermind’: 30th Anniversary Edition Coming Nov. 12, Featuring 70 Previously Unreleased Tracks

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On Sept. 24, 1991, an album would be released that would go on to signify a stark shift in the alternative rock scene and usher in the popularization of new era, “grunge.” With Nevermind, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl of Nirvana set the music world on its head — and it would never be the same again.

An album as undeniably crucial as Nevermind deserves a lavish 30th anniversary treatment, and that’s precisely what it will receive starting on Nov. 12. Announced on Thursday — nearly 30 years to the day of the album’s original ’91 release by Nirvana — Geffen/UMe will give the album the celebration it deserves.

A total of 94 audio and visual tracks, 70 of them previously unreleased, will be part of the release, which spans from regular CDs to greatly expanded Super Deluxe editions. Of course, the sonic impact of Nevermind (the result of tireless work from producer Butch Vig, mixer Andy Wallace and the mastering of Howie Weinberg) was part of what made it such a powerful listening experience and one that advanced Nirvana from “a band” into “cultural turning point,” and the deluxe revisiting is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.

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This announcement comes shortly after Nevermind was put back in the headlines due to a lawsuit filed by Spencer Elden, the man who was photographed as an infant for the photo eventually selected as the album cover.

More about the various configurations of Nevermind‘s 30th anniversary edition:

Among the previously unreleased material exclusive to various versions of the Nevermind 30th Anniversary Editions are four complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).

All four newly remastered live shows are included in the Nevermind Super Deluxe Editions, which will be available in both vinyl (8LPs – 180-gram black vinyl – all in premium tip-on jackets — plus the new 7-inch – A-side: “Endless, Nameless” / B-side: “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm”) and CD+Blu-ray (5 CDs plus Blu-ray – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands complete concert video newly remastered audio & video in HD). 

Here’s the track listing for the Nirvana Nevermind 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe 5-CD edition as an example of the depth of this release:

CD 1 – Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. In Bloom
3. Come As You Are
4. Breed
5. Lithium
6. Polly
7. Territorial Pissings
8. Drain You
9. Lounge Act
10. Stay Away
11. On A Plain
12. Something In The Way

CD 2 – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)
1. Drain You*
2. Aneurysm*
3. School
4. Floyd The Barber*
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit*
6. About A Girl*
7. Polly*
8. Lithium
9. Sliver*
10. Breed*
11. Come As You Are*
12. Been A Son
13. Negative Creep*
14. On A Plain*
15. Blew
16. Love Buzz*
17. Territorial Pissings*

CD 3 – Live in Del Mar, California (Pat O’Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991)
1. Drain You
2. Aneurysm
3. School*
4. Floyd The Barber*
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. About A Girl*
7. Polly
8. Sliver
9. Breed*
10. Come As You Are*
11. Lithium*
12. Territorial Pissings*

CD 4 – Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)*
1. Aneurysm
2. Drain You
3. School
4. Sliver
5. About A Girl
6. Come As You Are
7. Lithium
8. Breed
9. Polly
10. Lounge Act
11. In Bloom
12. Love Buzz
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. Feedback Jam
15. Negative Creep
16. On A Plain
17. Blew

CD 5 – Live in Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)*
1. Negative Creep
2. Been A Son
3. On A Plain
4. Blew
5. Come As You Are
6. Lithium
7. Breed
8. Sliver
9. Drain You
10. About A Girl
11. School
12. Aneurysm
13. Love Buzz
14. Polly
15. Territorial Pissings
16. Smells Like Teen Spirit

Blu-ray – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)*
1. Drain You
2. Aneurysm
3. School
4. Floyd The Barber
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. About A Girl
7. Polly
8. Lithium
9. Sliver
10. Breed
11. Come As You Are
12. Been A Son
13. Negative Creep
14. On A Plain
15. Blew
16. Love Buzz
17. Territorial Pissings

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