Nirvana In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition) [Deluxe Edition] (2-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Label: Geffen Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 5/13/99, p.53
Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone - 9/16/93, p.63
4.5 stars - Outstanding - "...Cobain essentially works according to one playbook, but it's a winner no matter how he runs it....IN UTERO is a lot of things--brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once..."
Spin - 5/01, p.109
Ranked #13 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records".
Spin - 9/99, p.126
Ranked #18 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Spin - 10/93, p.99
"...IN UTERO is as reckless as anything since Rocket From the Tombs went down in flames....it's not liberation but its absence that gets illuminated in Nirvana's songs....setting out to make the last punk album, [IN UTERO] sounds like the first one instead..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/31/93, p.115
Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's list of 'The Best & Worst Records Of 1993' - "...In unleashed wails that truly sound like someone giving birth, Cobain does more than wrestle his demons in public--he strangles them...."
Entertainment Weekly - 9/24/93, p.90
"...IN UTERO makes it clear that the trio now has a signature sound ready for the patent office....Cobain writes terrifically punchy songs and [the band] ravages them into beautiful, brutalizing clatter..." - Rating: B+
Q - 7/01, p.90
Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".
Q - 10/01, p.73
Ranked #20 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q - 12/99, p.76
Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q - 1/94, p.82
Included in Q's list of 'The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a mature, progressive, marvelous new record..."
Q - 10/93, p.114
4 Stars - Excellent - "...[IN UTERO's] songs confirm Cobain's genius with a tune....If this is how Cobain is going to develop, the future is lighthouse-bright..."
Melody Maker - 1/1/94, p.77
Ranked #26 in Melody Maker's list of the 'Albums Of The Year' for 1993.
Melody Maker - 9/4/93, p.31
"...the history of the last two fraught years weighs mighty heavily upon IN UTERO....it occupies a middle ground between the metal-edged, scum-punk spite of BLEACH and the 10-million selling, grunge-with-gloss killer that was NEVERMIND..."
Musician - 10/93, p.88
"...IN UTERO is a living, breathing, crapping beast of a record that eats expectations for breakfast..."
Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Mojo (Publisher) - p.66
Ranked #13 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[U]ncompromising, uncomfortable, exhilarating art."
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/03, p.76
Ranked #40 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "...Cobain's voice is frightening, like Rotten 17 years on..."
New York Times (Publisher) - 9/19/93
"...IN UTERO nearly topples under the weight of contempt and vitriol....there is a clear authorial voice on [the album] detailing a life in transition....Mr. Cobain [has been] turned nearly nihilistic by good fortune..."
NME (Magazine) - 8/12/00, p.28
Ranked #4 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums".
NME (Magazine) - 12/25/93, p.67
Ranked #30 in New Musical Express' list of 'The Top 50 LPs Of 1993' - "...this attempt to re-invent the Seattle-ites as an unknown, low-fi punk group was doomed--Kurt Cobain's sense of melody was just too strong to be drowned in dissonance and noise...."
NME (Magazine) - 9/4/93, p.31
"...IN UTERO is a profoundly confused record...neither totally a self-destructive squall of hardcore nihilism...nor NEVERMIND II....As a document of a mind in flux, Kurt should be proud of it..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Serve The Servants (Albini mix/original release)
  • 2.Scentless Apprentice (Albini mix/original release)
  • 3.Heart-Shaped Box (Litt mix/original release)
  • 4.Rape Me (Albini mix/original release)
  • 5.Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Albini mix/original release)
  • 6.Dumb (Albini mix/original release)
  • 7.Very Ape (Albini mix/original release)
  • 8.Milk It (Albini mix/original release)
  • 9.Pennyroyal Tea (Albini mix/original release)
  • 10.Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Albini mix/original release)
  • 11.Tourette's (Albini mix/original release)
  • 12.All Apologies (Litt mix/original release)
  • 13.Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (ex-U.S. bonus track)
  • 14.Marigold (B-side, 'Heart Shaped Box')
  • 15.Moist Vagina (B-side, 'All Apologies')
  • 16.Sappy (from 'No Alternative' compilation)
  • 17.I Hate Myself And Want To Die (from 'The Beavis And Butthead Experience' compilation)
  • 18.Pennyroyal Tea (Litt mix)
  • 19.Heart-Shaped Box (Albini mix/unreleased)
  • 20.All Apologies (Albini mix/unreleased)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Serve The Servants (2013 mix)
  • 2.Scentless Apprentice (2013 mix)
  • 3.Heart-Shaped Box (2013 mix)
  • 4.Rape Me (2013 mix)
  • 5.Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 mix)
  • 6.Dumb (2013 mix)
  • 7.Very Ape (2013 mix)
  • 8.Milk It (2013 mix)
  • 9.Pennyroyal Tea (2013 mix)
  • 10.Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2013 mix)
  • 11.Tourette's (2013 mix)
  • 12.All Apologies (2013 mix)
  • 13.Scentless Apprentice (Rio demo)
  • 14.Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Laundry Room demo)
  • 15.Dumb (Word Of Mouth demo)
  • 16.Very Ape (Rio demo)
  • 17.Pennyroyal Tea (Word Of Mouth demo)
  • 18.Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (Word Of Mouth demo)
  • 19.Tourettes (Word Of Mouth demo)
  • 20.Marigold (Upland Studios demo)
  • 21.All Apologies (Music Source demo)
  • 22.Forgotten Tune (Rehearsal)
  • 23.Jam (Word Of Mouth demo)

Product Description:

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar); Kris Novoselic (bass); Dave Grohl (drums).
Additional personnel: Kera Schaley (cello).
IN UTERO was nominated for a 1994 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
"All Apologies" was nominated for 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and for Best Rock Song.
Personnel: Kurt Cobain (vocals); Dave Grohl (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bobcat Goldthwait.
Recording information: BMG Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro (01/01/1991); Laundry Room, Seattle, WA (01/01/1991); Music Source, Seattle, WA (01/01/1991); Pachyderm Studios, Cannon, Falls, MN (01/01/1991); Upland Studios, Arlington, VA (01/01/1991); Word Of Mouth Studios, Seattle, WA (01/01/1991); BMG Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro (01/19/1993-01/21/1993); Laundry Room, Seattle, WA (01/19/1993-01/21/1993); Music Source, Seattle, WA (01/19/1993-01/21/1993); Pachyderm Studios, Cannon, Falls, MN (01/19/1993-01/21/1993); Upland Studios, Arlington, VA (01/19/1993-01/21/1993); Word Of Mouth Studios, Seattle, WA (01/19/1993-01/21/1993); BMG Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro (02/14/1993-02/24/1993); Laundry Room, Seattle, WA (02/14/1993-02/24/1993); Music Source, Seattle, WA (02/14/1993-02/24/1993); Pachyderm Studios, Cannon, Falls, MN (02/14/1993-02/24/1993); Upland Studios, Arlington, VA (02/14/1993-02/24/1993); Word Of Mouth Studios, Seattle, WA (02/14/1993-02/24/1993); BMG Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro (04/07/1992); Laundry Room, Seattle, WA (04/07/1992); Music Source, Seattle, WA (04/07/1992); Pachyderm Studios, Cannon, Falls, MN (04/07/1992); Upland Studios, Arlington, VA (04/07/1992); Word Of Mouth Studios, Seattle, WA (04/07/1992); BMG Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro (10/26/1992); Laundry Room, Seattle, WA (10/26/1992); Music Source, Seattle, WA (10/26/1992); Pachyderm Studios, Cannon, Falls, MN (10/26/1992); Upland Studios, Arlington, VA (10/26/1992); Word Of Mouth Studios, Seattle, WA (10/26/1992); BMG Ariola Studios, Rio De Janeiro (12/23/1990); Laundry Room, Seattle, WA (12/23/1990); Music Source, Seattle, WA (12/23/1990); Pachyderm Studios, Cannon, Falls, MN (12/23/1990); Upland Studios, Arlington, VA (12/23/1990); Word Of Mouth Studios, Seattle, WA (12/23/1990).
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