Originally released September 21, 1993, Nirvana’s In Utero will be reissued in a 30th Anniversary commemorative album release. In Utero’s unadorned sonic rawness was received by critics and fans with equal measures of shock and elation, as 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. To say that Nirvana’s third and ultimately final studio album, In Utero, was one of the most impactful records of the modern era would be an understatement.

Nirvana recorded In Utero over the course of six days in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN, with Albini. With its 1991 predecessor, Nevermind, having sold some 30 million copies and causing a seismic pop cultural shift, In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. 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 musical force 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.

The three Super Deluxe Edition releases comprise a total of 72 tracks, with 53 previously unreleased tracks. Among the unreleased material, two full In Utero-era concerts, namely Live In Los Angeles (1993) and the band’s final Seattle performance, Live In Seattle (1994), are included; in addition to six bonus live tracks from Rome, Springfield, and New York. Seattle producer and engineer Jack Endino—who helmed the band’s 1988 debut Bleach—reconstructed the live tracks from stereo soundboard tapes for this year’s reissue.

The physical Super Deluxe Edition box sets also boast a removable front-cover acrylic panel with the album’s iconic Angel; a 48-page hardcover book with unreleased photos; a 20-page newly designed fanzine; a Los Angeles tour poster lithograph by hot rod artist Coop; replicas of the 1993 record store promo Angel mobile, three gig fliers, two ticket stubs for Los Angeles and Seattle, an All-Access tour laminate, and four cloth sticky tour backstage passes: Press, Photo, After Show, and Local Crew. Pre-order/Pre-save Nirvana’s In Utero: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Album Reissue HERE.

Nirvana ‘In Utero’ album artwork
Nirvana ‘In Utero’ album artwork

Nirvana’s In Utero 30th Anniversary Commemorative Album Reissue:

LP 1
Original Album Remastered

1. Serve The Servants
2. Scentless Apprentice
3. Heart-Shaped Box
4. Rape Me
5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
6. Dumb

1. Very Ape
2. Milk It
3. Pennyroyal Tea
4. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
5. tourette’s
6. All Apologies

LP 2:

1. Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip
2. Marigold
3. Sappy
4. Moist Vagina
5. I Hate Myself And Want To Die

BONUS LIVE 1993/1994

1. Serve The Servants (Live in Rome)*
2. Scentless Apprentice (Live in Rome)*
3. Heart-Shaped Box (Live in Rome)*
4. Very Ape (Live in Rome)*
5. Milk It (Live in Springfield)*
6. tourette’s (Live in New York)*

LP 3-5
Great Western Forum – December 30, 1993

1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter*
2. Drain You*
3. Breed*
4. Serve The Servants*

1. Come As You Are*
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit*
3. Sliver*
4. Dumb*

1. In Bloom*
2. About A Girl*
3. Lithium*
4. Pennyroyal Tea*


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