Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Set For 20th Anniversary Reissue

Just when we thought the grunge anniversaries had subsided, following 2011′s barrage of reissues and thinkpieces.

In Utero, Nirvana’s third and final album, is being prepped for a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue edition set for release Sept. 24. The 70+ (yep, 70) song reissue includes unheard demos and a complete concert from 1993.

Originally released on September 13, 1993, In Utero was Nirvana’s conflicted follow-up to their groundbreaking 1991 album, Nevermind. Recorded with controversial producer Steve Albini over a two-week period, In Utero shocked many of the band’s new fans with brash, caustic songs like single “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Rape Me.”

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Among the many extras packed into the deluxe reissue of In Utero include “never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks, and live material,” including the aforementioned 1993 concert, which is the complete “Live and Loud” show, which was a special event taped at Seattle’s Pier 48 for an MTV New Year’s Eve broadcast that year. The “Live and Loud” concert will also be released as a standalone DVD with bonus performance footage.

With the announcement of the reissue comes this bizarre blast from the past — a 1993 30-second TV commercial advertising the In Uteroalbum starring comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

– Scott T. Sterling,


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