Nirvana, 'Nevermind' 20th anniversary

This fall, Nirvana’s landmark Nevermind — the album that closed the door on the college-rock era and shot so-called alternative music straight into the mainstream — will receive a mammoth 4CD/1DVD 20th anniversary reissue featuring unreleased tracks, BBC recordings, B-sides and a full concert on DVD.

In a post announcing the release on Nirvana.com, catalog imprint Universal Music Enterprises pledges that the 20th anniversary of the 30-million selling Nevermind — propelled by the explosive success of the game-changing single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — “will be marked throughout the year with various events and releases.”

Due out Sept. 19 in the U.K. and Sept. 20 in the U.S. — just days before the actual anniversary of the Sept. 24, 1991, release — the Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition “will include previously unreleased recordings, rarities, B-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety on DVD.”

Universal did not offer further details or a tracklist for the massive set.

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