A 30th-anniversary edition of Nirvana’s Nevermind coming in November

Okay, so it would have been ideal if this 30th-anniversary edition had come out today because the record came out on September 24, 1991, but, er, never mind. We can wait another couple of months.

Starting on November 12, the updated record will be available in several multi-format reissues featuring a total of 94 audio and video tracks, 70 of which have never been released before. I thought were told the Nirvana vault was empty. Apparently not.

Here’s what’s coming on November 12. Note that all the audio is newly remastered from the original half-inch magnetic tape used by producer Butch Vig and the band in May 1991. Everything has been upscaled to high-res 192 kHz 24-bit.

  • Standard CD
  • Standard digital release
  • CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch
  • Super Deluxe Editions
  • Four complete live shows will be on offer: Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (recorded and filmed on November 25, 1991 at the famed club Paradiso); Live in Del Mar, California (recorded on December 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (recorded February 1, 1992 at The Palace in St. Kilda); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on February 19, 1992).
  • Those live shows will be available both as vinyl (8 LPs on 180-gram vinyl in premium packaging) and will come with a new 7-inch of “Endless Nameless” b/w “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm.”
  • CD+Blu-ray (5 CDs plus Blu-ray in HD).

Okay. Take my money.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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