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August 28, 2015

Scene and Heard: Nirvana

“You Know You’re Right,” the last song released by Seattle-based band Nirvana gets its vinyl debut on Friday, August 28. The band’s self-titled 14-track collection—originally released in 2002—is finally being pressed as a 45rpm double LP album for turntable fans. The collection, released by Universal’s UMe label, includes such tracks as “About A Girl” from the band’s 1989 debut, Bleach (Sub Pop), and “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” from Nirvana’s 1991 studio album, Nevermind (DGC Records), as well as “Come As You Are,” and “In Bloom.” The collection also includes two tracks from In Utero (DGC Records): “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Pennyroyal Tea,” the song Kurt Cobain wrote in 1990, but didn’t record in studio until 1993. Nirvana, comprised of singer and guitarist Cobain, drummer Dave Grohl, and bassist Krist Novoselic disbanded in 1994, following Cobain’s death.

The LP’s final track, the live acoustic recording of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World,” is still just as haunting as it was in 1993 when the band performed the song as part of an MTV Unplugged performance at Sony Music Studios in New York.

By Elizabeth Varnell


Pictured: Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
Photo by Chris Cuffaro

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