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Nirvana Nevermind Reissue Details
The Quietus , July 27th, 2011 10:03

Unreleased versions a-plenty!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's momumental, oops we inspired nu metal by mistake, smash hit album Nevermind. To commemorate this event, Universal are to release two superb limited edition versions of the album. This will not only feature the original records, but demos and, most interestingly, different versions of the tracks that were produced by Butch Vig, but not mixed by Andy Wallace who apparently cleaned them up for the commercial release. This will all be out on September 28th.

Say the label: "The Super Deluxe 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.

"The Nirvana Nevermind 20th anniversary reissue is also available as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring the remastered album and B-sides, the Smart Studio sessions, boombox rehearsals and BBC sessions, a 4-LP, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition featuring the same 40 tracks as the Deluxe Edition, a remastered CD of the original album, and digital versions of the standard and deluxe editions.

"The Paramount concert, transferred from 16mm film and multi-track audio, is the only known Nirvana concert shot to film and will be available in a 1080p high-definition picture and uncompressed 5.1 surround sound and stereo on stand-alone Blu-ray, along with DVD and digital long form video formats."

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