Out Now: Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Available in Multiple Formats (Stream)

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Just a bit past the actual 30th anniversary of its original Sept. 24, 1991 release by Nirvana, Nevermind has now been reissued in an extended, remastered 30th Anniversary Edition, complete with a host of live material from the band’s vaults.

What else can be said about Nevermind at this point that hasn’t already? The second studio album from the Seattle-based band, it marked a seismic shift not only in (tragically short) career of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, but in the landscape of “rock music” in the early 1990s as well, ushering in an entire “grunge” movement and changing everything in its wake.

A total of 94 audio and visual tracks, 70 of them previously unreleased, are included, which spans from regular CDs to greatly expanded Super Deluxe editions. Of course, the sonic impact of Nevermind (the result of tireless work from producer Butch Vig, mixer Andy Wallace and the mastering of Howie Weinberg) was part of what made it such a powerful listening experience and one that advanced Nirvana from “a band” into “cultural turning point,” and the deluxe revisiting is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.

Click here to pick up Nevermind 30th Anniversary Edition on 2-CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up Nevermind 30th Anniversary Edition on LP + 7″ from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pre-order Nevermind 30th Anniversary Edition on Super Deluxe 5-CD from our Rock Cellar Store (Release Date: May 27, 2022)

More about the various configurations of Nevermind‘s 30th anniversary edition:

Among the previously unreleased material exclusive to various versions of the Nevermind 30th Anniversary Editions are four complete live shows that document Nirvana’s historic ascension on the concert stage – 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).

All four newly remastered live shows are included in the Nevermind Super Deluxe Editions, which will be available in both vinyl (8LPs – 180-gram black vinyl – all in premium tip-on jackets — plus the new 7-inch – A-side: “Endless, Nameless” / B-side: “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm”) and CD+Blu-ray (5 CDs plus Blu-ray – Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands complete concert video newly remastered audio & video in HD). 

It’s a massive revisiting of a landmark moment in music and popular culture, and it’s well worth a listen. Do so below.

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