by / July 28th, 2011 /

Nirvana’s Nevermind album – 20th anniversary editions

A gateway album for a generation, in 1991 Nevermind catapulted grunge-punk trio Nirvana to the mantel of being the biggest band in the world. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were the faces of one of the most influential rock acts in history and lead the way for the invasion of grunge acts that would follow them out of Seattle and the U.S.

Nevermind went to number one throughout the world – selling over 30 million copies over the years – and the iconic anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ became a coming-of-age timeless classic.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, Universal Music are celebrating with “a full spectrum re-release… With configurations ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album, the 20th anniversary reissue of Nevermind makes the most of the occasion, unearthing literally dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings including a Halloween 1991 concert at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in its entirety.” Adding that the, “first full official release of the pre-Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” “On A Plain” and others take shape before his or her very ears.”

There are two editions, Deluxe and Super Deluxe, which will be available from the end of September via Universal on CD and DVD, as well as digital download – the Deluxe will also be available on vinyl.

Stereogum have reported the full tracklisting, detailed below.

Spin Magazine are also celebrating with a free to download covers album called Newermind, where all 13 songs from Nevermind are covered by contemporary artists such as EMA, Charles Bradley & The Menehan Street Band, Surfer Blood, Amanda Palmer and Kurt Cobain favourites The Vaselines and The Meat Puppets.

Nevermind Deluxe Edition:

CD1
Original album
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘In Bloom’
‘Come As You Are’
‘Breed’
‘Lithium’
‘Polly’
‘Territorial Pissings’
‘Drain You’
‘Lounge Act’
‘Stay Away’
‘On A Plain’
‘Something In The Way’

The B-Sides
‘Even In His Youth’
‘Aneurysm’
‘Curmudgeon’
‘D-7″ (Live At The BBC)’
‘Been A Son’ (Live)
‘School’ (Live)
‘Drain You’ (Live)
‘Sliver’ (Live)
‘Polly’ (Live)

CD2
The Smart Studio Sessions
‘In Bloom’ (previously unreleased)
‘Immodium (Breed)’ (previously unreleased)
‘Lithium’ (previously unreleased)
‘Polly’ (previously unreleased)
‘Pay To Play’
‘Here She Comes Now’
‘Dive’ (previously unreleased)
‘Sappy’ (previously unreleased)

The Boombox Rehearsals
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘Verse Chorus Verse’ (previously unreleased)
‘Territorial Pissings’ (previously unreleased)
‘Lounge Act’ (previously unreleased)
‘Come As You Are’
‘Old Age’ (previously unreleased)
‘Something In The Way’ (previously unreleased)
‘On A Plain’ (previously unreleased)

BBC Sessions
‘Drain You’ (previously unreleased)
‘Something In The Way’ (previously unreleased)

Nevermind Super Deluxe Edition:

CD1
Original album
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘In Bloom’
‘Come As You Are’
‘Breed’
‘Lithium’
‘Polly’
‘Territorial Pissings’
‘Drain You’
‘Lounge Act’
‘Stay Away’
‘On A Plain’
‘Something In The Way’

The B-Sides
‘Even In His Youth’
‘Aneurysm’
‘Curmudgeon’
‘D-7’ (Live At The BBC)
‘Been A Son’ (Live)
‘School’ (Live)
‘Drain You’ (Live)
‘Sliver’ (Live)
‘Polly’ (Live)

CD2
The Smart Studio Sessions
‘In Bloom’ (previously unreleased)
‘Immodium (Breed)’ (previously unreleased)
‘Lithium’ (previously unreleased)
‘Polly’ (previously unreleased)
‘Pay To Play’
‘Here She Comes Now’
‘Dive’ (previously unreleased)
‘Sappy’ (previously unreleased)

The Boombox Rehearsals
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘Verse Chorus Verse’ (previously unreleased)
‘Territorial Pissings’ (previously unreleased)
‘Lounge Act’ (previously unreleased)
‘Come As You Are’
‘Old Age’ (previously unreleased)
‘Something In The Way’ (previously unreleased)
‘On A Plain’ (previously unreleased)

BBC Sessions
‘Drain You’ (previously unreleased)
‘Something In The Way’ (previously unreleased)

CD3
The Devonshire Mixes
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘In Bloom’
‘Come As You Are’
‘Breed’
‘Lithium’
‘Territorial Pissings’
‘Drain You’
‘Lounge Act’
‘Stay Away’
‘On A Plain’
‘Something In The Way’

CD4
Live At The Paramount Theatre
‘Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’
‘Aneurysm’
‘Drain You’
‘School’
‘Floyd The Barber’
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘About A Girl’
‘Polly’
‘Breed’
‘Sliver’
‘Love Buzz’
‘Lithium’
‘Been A Son’
‘Negative Creep’
‘On A Plain’
‘Blew’
‘Rape Me’
‘Territorial Pissings’
‘Endless, Nameless’

DVD
Live At The Paramount Theatre
‘Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’
‘Aneurysm’
‘Drain You’
‘School’
‘Floyd The Barber’
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘About A Girl’
‘Polly’
‘Breed’
‘Sliver’
‘Love Buzz’
‘Lithium’
‘Been A Son’
‘Negative Creep’
‘On A Plain’
‘Blew’
‘Rape Me’
‘Territorial Pissings’
‘Endless, Nameless’

Music Videos
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘Come As You Are Music’
‘Lithium’
‘In Bloom’