Nirvana – ‘In Utero’: 30th Anniversary Release Confirmed

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Nirvana’s iconic album ‘In Utero’ will gain a lavish re-issue for its 30th anniversary.

The band’s second album – and major label debut – ‘Nevermind’ became a colossal global success, selling more than 20 million copies. Transformed into one of the biggest groups on the planet, Nirvana were then tasked with constructing a follow-up.

Recruiting Steve Albini in an attempt to focus on the raw nature of their songwriting, Nirvana battled against label pressures and audience demands, delivering a record that ranks as one of the decade’s most stubborn triumphs.

‘In Utero’ remains an incredible piece of work, and it will be celebrated for its 30th anniversary. The multi-format re-issue lands on October 27th, with configurations set to include a limited-edition 8LP Super Deluxe box set, 5CD Super Deluxe box set, 1 LP + 10” edition, 2CD Deluxe edition, and a Digital Super Deluxe edition.

Alongside the original album, five bonus tracks and B-sides, ‘In Utero’ will be bolstered by two previously unreleased live concerts – ‘Live In Los Angeles’ from 1993, and the band’s final Seattle performance, ‘Live In Seattle’ (1994). In a neat twist, Jack Endino – who produced Nirvana’s 1988 debut ‘Bleach’ – was recruited to work on the original live tapes.

The physical Super Deluxe Edition box sets looks absolutely remarkable – there’s a removable front-cover acrylic panel with the album’s iconic Angel, for one; a 48-page hardcover book with unreleased photos; a 20-page newly designed fanzine; a Los Angeles tour poster lithograph by hot rod artist Coop; replicas of the 1993 record store promo Angel mobile, three gig fliers, two ticket stubs for Los Angeles and Seattle, an All-Access tour laminate, and four cloth sticky tour backstage passes: Press, Photo, After Show, and Local Crew.

Order it online now.

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Photo Credit: Anton Cobijn