Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nirvana- Nevermind 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition- RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED

It's a strange thing about Nirvana's Nevermind album. It's been twenty years since it's official release, yet it somehow feels like at least fifty and yesterday at the same time. Regardless, the Super Deluxe version of Nevermind will be dropped September 19 in the UK and September 20 in the US as part of a limited release- 10,000 copies to the US and 30,000 allocated across the world. The album will receive extensive repackaging and be stuffed to the gills with numerous special features including a full remastered version of the original record along with a collection of demos, B-sides, live renditions, and remixes (?) across four CDs and a DVD. Additionally, the SD version will also feature rare footage from the band's 1991 show at Seattle's Paramount Theater as well as a 90 page booklet of memorabilia. For Cobain-philes, this should be a dream come true. Hopefully, this will be the definitive mastering this iconic band truly deserves.

That said, here's an interesting query for all the Fake Plastic followers out there:
In the bizarro alternate universe where Kurt Cobain somehow lives, what does the past future of Nirvana ultimately look like? Do they eventually break up shortly after In Utero? Does Foo Fighters ever get together? Would Cobain eventually embrace a more stripped down solo career a'la their Unplugged album? Would Nirvana still be culturally relevant today- or downshifted into a Pearl Jam-esque cultish fan base? All interesting things to ponder.

- Fr. Jones

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