Anniversary, Reissues — July 30, 2013 at 6:07 am

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ box set to feature 70 ‘remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased, live’ tracks


Universal Music today announced that the forthcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s third and final album, 1993’s In Utero, will be released in multiple formats on Sept. 24, including a 3CD/1DVD “Super Deluxe Edition” box set that will feature more than 70 “remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings.”

While the label has not revealed the tracklist, the various reissues of the album — which also will be released as a 2CD set and a triple-vinyl release — will include “a veritable treasure trove of never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks,” including live material recorded by the touring lineup of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear.

That include a long-awaited DVD of the band’s complete “Live and Loud” concert filmed on Seattle’s Pier 48 on Dec. 13, 1993 — a performance that also will be released as a standalone single-disc DVD that also will be issued, with several never-before-released bonus performances, on Sept. 24.

The In Utero re-release — which the label teased earlier this month by resurrecting a vintage TV ad for the record — follows a similar monster reissue of Nevermind in 2011.






  1. nwilhelmy

    I’m pretty psyched that we’re finally getting ‘Live and Loud’ on DVD. I remember watching that concert when I was 11-years-old and loving it, and I’ve been hoping it would eventually get an official release.

    I’m somewhat skeptical of the bonus tracks on the ‘In Utero’ box, though. Nirvana’s vault was scraped with the ‘With the Lights Out’ set, and given the quality of some of the tracks on there, I can’t imagine anything that was left off being too exciting.

  2. Jeric Ventura

    Jack Endino said that he found something in the “vault”, but they won’t put new tracks, maybe demos , lie recordings of songs.

  3. This is GREAT news! :)

  4. Barrel, meet your new scraper. I have been mainly interested in the vinyl editions of their recent remasters but never got them due to the prices.

  5. Release Live and Loud on CD!!!

  6. Before anyone gets too excited I have to ask who mastered this thing and are people going to be complaining that it’s too over compressed?

  7. Sounds great! I wonder if it will include Albini’s original mix of the album that Geffen hated?

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