Thursday, September 7, 2023

Nirvana expand In Utero for 30th anniversary reissues

Nirvana will commemorate the 30th anniversary of "In Utero" with a series of expanded reissues on October 27.

The follow-up to 1991’s breakthrough, “Nevermind”, was the Seattle band’s third and ultimately final studio album.

Produced by Steve Albini and recorded over the course of six days in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN, “In Utero” was originally launched with the lead single, “Heart-Shaped Box”; the project would go on to mark Nirvana's first No. 1 debut on the US Billboard 200, with the set selling more than 6 million copies in the region and a total of 15 million worldwide.

The 2023 reissue series will include a limited-edition 8LP Super Deluxe box set, 5CD Super Deluxe box set, 1 LP + 10" edition, 2CD Deluxe edition, and a Digital Super Deluxe edition.

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. Additionally, In Utero's original twelve songs, along with five bonus tracks and B-sides, have been newly remastered from the original analog master stereo tapes by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Services-who assisted Albini as the only other engineer at the original sessions.

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.

Check out the reissue series and pick up some Nirvana for your collection here.

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