Tuesday, 3 November 2009


NIRVANA – BLEECH (re-issue)
Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle’s Reciprocal recording studios in December 1988 and January 1989, bleach was released in June of '89. The album initially sold 40,000 copies, but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991 sophomore effort, 'Nevermind'. This 20th anniversary edition has been re-mastered from the original tapes at Sterling Sound in a session overseen by producer Jack Endino. This edition will include an unreleased live recording of a complete February 9th, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The show features performances of 'Love Buzz,' 'About A Girl' and a cover of the Vaselines' song 'Molly's Lips' and has been re-mixed from the original tapes by Endino. A 48-page booklet which includes candid photos of the band not previously released to the public be included in this deluxe edition.

Ranked number 1 in Kerrang magazine's '100 gigs that shook the world' and voted as Nirvana's number 1 greatest moment by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana's historic August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at Reading festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock 'n' roll. Now, fans will have an opportunity to own a pristine copy of that entire performance with audio sourced from the original multi-track masters. While the show's centrepiece was a performance of nearly the entire 'Nevermind' tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn't be released until 2 years later on 'In Utero': 'All Apologies,' 'Dumb,' and in its first ever public performance, 'Tourette's.' the career-spanning setlist also reached back to the band's 1989 sub pop debut album, 'Bleach', for 'blew,' 'About A Girl,' 'School,' 'Negative Creep' and first single 'Love Buzz,' and even further back to the mid-'80s for 'Spank Thru.' other songs from the reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: 'Aneurysm,' 'Been A Son' and 'Sliver.' Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound - 'The Money Will Roll Right In' by Fang and 'D-7' by The Wipers.

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