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October 29, 2002

  Song Title
You Know You're Right
About A Girl
Been A Son (EP Version)
Sliver (Single Version)
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Come As You Are
In Bloom
Heart-Shaped Box
Pennyroyal Tea (Single Mix)
Rape Me
All Apologies (Live Version)
The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)

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  • Total Length: 49:06
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  • ASIN: B0011U5E1S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews)
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67 of 75 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Time To Cement The Legend and Milk It Dry October 30, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The remaining members of Nirvana wanted the bands previously unreleased gem "You Know You're Right" to be released with a batch of other rarities in a box set of "new" material. Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, wanted to be able to use Nirvana's name and the much-hyped new tune as a bargaining chip in a new deal with Universal Records. She won in the courts, and now the song has been tacked on as the obligitory new track on a collection of 13 songs that have been released and heard a million times before.
Nirvana doesn't lend itself well to compilation because they only released 3 albums that each sound very, very different. It's not very expensive and a much more rewarding decision to buy each of the three albums rather than this cheesy "Greatest Hits" record, something it's hard to imagine a living Kurt Cobain authorizing. The songs are good, but a lot of the groups best work is missing here and the arrangement leaves a lot to be desired.
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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cash Cow February 4, 2003
Format:Audio CD
It could not be more obvious how much of an income attempt this entire CD is. With the disc and Kurt Cobain's "Journals" out "just in time for the holiday season", it doesn't take a genius to figure it out: the exploitation is insulting. While every track on the disc is extremely good and complete (as well as remastered)you begin to realize just how bland it is. With a band like Nirvana, an artistic purging of the most unique kind, you'd expect a couple of non-singles on there. Really good songs that weren't radio-friendly but truly represented what the band was about in full context. Instead, you have a bevy of all of the hits, which obviously is to be expected of the average band. But the original idea (that probably would have happened had Courtney Love not gone into a seizure over it) was a boxset full of rareties and material true to the band. It would have marked the 10th Anniversary of the release of "Nevermind" and it most likely would have been awesome. This album takes it's place, and with the exception of "You Know You're Right" (the overly-hyped though still really good "last Nirvana song") it pales in comparison to what could have been. Forgive me. I'm somewhat selfish. I'm obviously grateful, yet somewhat let down.
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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Music, But A Very Lackluster Package Overall October 31, 2002
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This is a very dry overview of Nirvana's career. I know the main goal is to assemble all of the hits on to one CD for casual fans intimidated by actual albums, but would it have been so hard to include some of the fan favorites that rank among the groups most essential work, if not their most well-known?
"Drain You" belongs here. "Polly" belongs here. "Aneurysm" should be here in some form (it was a hit off the 1997 live album and a highlight of Incesticide). "Love Buzz" was always a live staple and one of the standout songs from their debut. At a time when CD prices are reaching ridiculous new heights and other legendary performers like The Beatles and Elvis are seeing 30-song single-CD career overviews released, the Nirvana best-of CD should have featured a little bit more than it does.
The new song, "You Know You're Right", is typical Nirvana but enjoyable and emotional nonetheless. It stinks that hardcore fans will be driven to buy 13 songs they already have for this one new tune, but thats Geffen's plan now, isn't it?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only OKAY, your money is best spent elsewhere... November 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This cd does offer some new stuff despite the mass misperception.

1. You Know You're Right

2. Been A Son (different recording)

3. Pennyroyal Tea (remixed)

Other than that, it's all rehash! I personally love the new version of Been A Son which was mentioned in the book Come As You Are. It includes Chris's "tasty bass solo". Pennyroyal Tea's remix is much better than the In Utero version, although not entirely that much different. Finally, You Know You're Right is a good song, but in my opinion not worthy of being a "Greatest Hit".

It's true the cd lacks some hits including: Polly, Love Buzz, and Anuerysm. I recommend this cd to newcomers of Nirvana, but to hardcore fans, I'd spend it on something else. This cd is an obvious ploy to make money for Courtney Love, and lucky you, just in time for the holidays!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only good for one song. But it's an important song November 13, 2002
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These "remastered" versions of classic Nirvana songs don't really sound that different from what we already have. But the difference between the sound quality of "You Know You're Right" on NIRVANA, versus the version you hear on the radio or on TV, well, it's so much better that I believe for the Nirvana fan it justifies buying this CD (unfortunately, they didn't release "You Know You're Right" as a single). It's much more clear, the bass is stronger, Kurt's voice is more crisp. It is also more intimate.
I had originally heard Courtney Love's version of "You Know You're Right," which she sang on a television special about six years ago. It's interesting to note that Courtney mistakingly sang the chorus as consisting of the single world "Hey" chanted over and over. That is not what Kurt sings. Kurt is singing "Pain." I can see where she would make the mistake. But somehow, hearing a recording made of Kurt only months before he died - albeit, his last recording with the band that made him famous - and realizing the message he was conveying, well, it's terrible. It's devastating. "Hey" is an attempt to reach out, salute, maybe even tease; Kurt's "Pain" is a solitary retreat into anger, guilt, and blame. It's interesting the difference one word can make.
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If you are a Nirvana fan just get this album. It has some really really good songs and you will not be dissapointed!
Published 12 days ago by Rafael Fanola
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Published 27 days ago by Mike A. R.
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Love this album, love this band. A collection of some of nirvanas best songs. '2 day' shipping was 4 days late, but everything else was perfect.
Published 3 months ago by Alex Filler
5.0 out of 5 stars I like all their pretty songs, and I like to sing along!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!
This is the band that got me through my angst-ridden teenage years. What more can I say, except All Hail, the Grunge Kings.
Published 5 months ago by Michelle Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars What's Not to Like!
This is definitely one of their greatest albums! This is a compilation of all their greatest songs on one album! What's not to like?
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