On October 27, Nirvana is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of In Utero by re-releasing the iconic album, accompanied by a slew of previously unreleased live tracks. Among these are two full-length live albums: one from a 1993 Los Angeles concert and the other chronicling the band’s second-to-last gig in their hometown of Seattle in 1994. These live albums have been meticulously assembled by Jack Endino, the producer of Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, utilizing stereo soundboard tapes to reconstruct the live tracks.
Alongside these treasures, the reissue will also feature a miscellany of other live recordings. It will be further enriched by Bob Weston’s remastered version of the original In Utero album, in addition to five supplementary tracks and B-sides. Fans can get their hands on this monumental release through various formats: digital download, an 8xLP box set, a 5xCD box set, a standard LP with a 10-inch edition, and a two-CD edition. The reissue will be available via Geffen Records and UMe.
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NOTE OF CLARIFICATION: A prior version of this article mistakenly indicated that the newly minted In Utero reissue would contain a recording from Nirvana’s final Seattle concert. To set the record straight, the band actually performed twice in Seattle in 1994—on January 7 and January 8. The reissue will include a recording from the next-to-last show, not the final one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nirvana In Utero 30th Anniversary Reissue
What is the main event being celebrated with this reissue?
Nirvana is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic album In Utero by re-releasing it with additional material.
When will the In Utero reissue be released?
The reissue is slated for release on October 27.
What new material is included in this reissue?
The reissue features two previously unreleased live albums: “Live in Los Angeles, 1993” and “Live in Seattle, 1994.” Additionally, other live recordings, five bonus tracks, and B-sides are included.
Who is responsible for reconstructing the live tracks?
Jack Endino, who produced Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, reconstructed the live tracks from stereo soundboard tapes.
What formats will the reissue be available in?
The reissue will be available in multiple formats including digital download, an 8xLP box set, a 5xCD box set, a standard LP with a 10-inch edition, and a 2xCD edition.
Where can I purchase the In Utero reissue?
The reissue will be available via Geffen Records and UMe.
Is there a remaster of the original In Utero album included?
Yes, Bob Weston has remastered the original album, and it is included in the reissue.
Was there an error in a previous version of this story?
Yes, an earlier version incorrectly stated that the reissue would feature a recording from Nirvana’s final Seattle show in 1994. The reissue actually includes a recording from the penultimate show.