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In Utero (3CD+DVD Super Deluxe Edition)

NirvanaAudio CD
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Nirvana were formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.

In the late 1980s Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. ... Read more in Amazon's Nirvana Store

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  • Audio CD (September 24, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B00DXP0QV2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,331 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Serve The Servants (Albini mix/original release)
2. Scentless Apprentice (Albini mix/original release)
3. Heart-Shaped Box (Litt mix/original release)
4. Rape Me (Albini mix/original release)
5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (Albini mix/original release)
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Serve The Servants (2013 mix)
2. Scentless Apprentice (2013 mix)
3. Heart-Shaped Box (2013 mix)
4. Rape Me (2013 mix)
5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle (2013 mix)
See all 23 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
2. Drain You
3. Breed
4. Serve The Servants
5. Rape Me
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (DVD)
2. Drain You (DVD)
3. Breed (DVD)
4. Serve The Servants (DVD)
5. Rape Me (DVD)
See all 29 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

To say that Nirvana's third and ultimately final studio album In Utero was 1993's most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini's recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record. And with its 1991 predecessor Nevermind having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock 'n' roll to the top of the pop charts, In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of 'Serve The Servants' through the bittersweet closing strains of 'All Apologies,' In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock 'n' roll band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they'd never seen coming-and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. As Rolling Stone's David Fricke said in his review at the time, 'In Utero is a lot of things-brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it's a triumph of the will.'

This 20th Anniversary 3CD/1DVD Super Deluxe Edition of the unwitting swansong of the single most influential band of the 1990s features more than 70 remastered, remixed, rare and unreleased recordings, including B-sides, compilation tracks, never-before-heard demos and live material featuring the final touring lineup of Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl, and Pat Smear. This box set also includes a DVD of the complete 'Live and Loud' show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993 plus never-before-released bonus material.

Additional Disc Info: (Disc 3) LIVE & LOUD: LIVE AT PIER 48, SEATTLE, WA-12/13/93 / (Disc 4)[DVD] LIVE & LOUD: LIVE AT PIER 48, SEATTLE, WA-12/13/93

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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first loudness war free Nirvana remaster. September 25, 2013
Format:Audio CD
**NOTE** When i reviewed this originally i was so blown away by Disc 1 and Disc 2 i didn't bother checking out Disc 3 or the DVD assuming they'd be up to the same standards... They're not, 'Live and Loud' was mastered by Bob Ludwig to the same standards of his 2011 Nevermind remaster. I can't believe DGC wouldn't just let Steve Rooke do the entire package. Yet again Bob Ludwig looks like a hypocrite because Steve Rooke has turned in a quality remaster of 'In Utero', it's b-sides and demo's -- the main selling point from a mainstream perspective (the stand alone album and deluxe edition seem to be everywhere). whilst Bob Ludwig has compressed the hell out of a concert that appeals more to diehard fans who cough up the cash for this Super Deluxe release. So one more time for old time sake, the most hypocritical of all quotes...

"People talk about downloads hurting record sales, I and some other people would submit that another thing that is hurting record sales these days is the fact that they are so compressed that the ear just gets tired of it. When you're through listening to a whole album of this highly compressed music, your ear is fatigued. You may have enjoyed the music but you don't really feel like going back and listening to it again. It's been really rough, folks, But it can get better and I think it will get better. I'm glad it's going to be over."


After the atrocity that was 2011's Nevermind re-issue/re-master which suffered from horrendous loudness war mastering i was skeptical about this re-release of my favourite Nirvana album 'In Utero'. It felt like history repeating itself and another cash grab.

Luckily, the complaints about the re-master of Nevermind don't seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Nirvana album just got better! September 27, 2013
By Eriel
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In Utero is by far my favorite Nirvana album. I think Steve Albini did a wonderful job of capturing what the band actually sounded like at their peak. Something Andy Wallace's mix of Nevermind failed to do. In this version of the record I get to hear a full scope picture of what led to the album that i enjoyed so much the first time I heard it in 1993.

The remasters disc is my least favorite part of this. I like the original master because it had dynamics. Something that's lost in this remaster. However, it doesn't ruin the record. It's also nice to have the B-sides right there. Hearing Scott Litt's polished re-mix of Pennyroyal Tea is interesting, but I prefer the original mix still. I'm happy to finally hear Albini's mixes of Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies. Though they sound exactly as I imagined.

The remix disc is very intriguing. Albini did the remix himself. So it's not some other producer trying to "improve" upon the original. In this disc he makes some interesting choices. In, "Serve the Servants" he uses an alternate solo which I frankly like better. It stands out from the mix better than the original, and is classic Kurt. For, "Dumb," he actually dumps the cello. Which I prefer, but he makes up for it by bringing the vocals up. It's quite fun to sit there and try to pick out the differences. It reminds me of the 20th version of Nevermind where you try and sense the differences in Butch Vig's mix of the songs from Wallace's.The demo's on this disc. are fun to hear. Mostly instrumental, so you get the the impression that the melodies and lyrics hadn't been finalized if written at all yet. You also get the demo of what I affectionately call the first Foo Fighters song Marigold.

Here is the part that I paid extra for.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best: Dynamic Range Intact September 26, 2013
By crank
Format:Audio CD
Well, after the over-compressed Nevermind remaster, DR 7 vs DR 10, this one is in good hands and you get some really nice goodies to boot. The full dynamic range is intact, which leads us to wonder what happened to Nevermind. Although that album I guess could lend itself to a slightly different sound, I still feel the DR 6 values and DR7 ones are generally overboard. Around DR9 is generally where you want an album to be for loud rock albums in my opinion. Higher values can start to blur things a little too much.

This item includes the original mix remastered well on disc one with all the extras of the time including some Albini mixes from the day that didn't make the record. This album as a whole had some considerable problems with mixing as Kurt and Co. were not totally happy with some things, but I will let someone else explain that to you or many stories on google abound.

What you need to know is that Albini has superbly remixed the whole album and that is available to you on disc 2. A more raw and less produced version it is really awesome and totally fits in with the original as well. You can hear a lot of the rhythm guitars and other sounds that I think add to the album in a good way. Other little differences will make themselves known easily to true fans. We should be going crazy over the fact they didn't mess this release up. It is FINALLY looking like the loudness wars are at least being reigned in from all the mass fan disapproval. At least somewhat.

The third disc is a decent sounding Live and Loud disc from the era that fans will again appreciate for being here. Now for the terrible part... the price of the super deluxe is insane. Well, you can be satisfied with the 2CD as that one is much more appropriate.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A BEAUTY!!
This was done BRILLIANTLY. I bought this as a present for my boyfriend, and we listen to it in the car all the time. This is such a wonderful light to see Nirvana. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Monique Wagener
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
Nirvana kicks ass
Published 5 days ago by Alexandra
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Remastered ablum
The does not appear to be the Remastered album, this appears to be the original album. Wrong cover. Wrong record studio.
Published 18 days ago by Richard S Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Denise Townsend
5.0 out of 5 stars Mmmm nirvana!!
I looooove in utero so much farts farts farts 😍😍😍
Published 1 month ago by Joshua Howard Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A Reissue that does justice!
Albini's remixes and remasters are FAR superior to what we've been listening to all these years! I'm glad they learned from the Nevermind reissue fiasco and had Abbey Road remaster... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome discs for all Nirvana fans
Excellent quality and delivered as promised. This is a must have for all Nirvana fans. It arrived in perfect conditions.
Published 3 months ago by Jose M.
5.0 out of 5 stars love
This is my favorite band of all time and it is an awesome deluxe set! Almost everything on it I already have heard but there are new recordings of the songs etc that haven't been... Read more
Published 3 months ago by jeanie
5.0 out of 5 stars the best set that u can get of all for this release super deluxe...
a perfect packed collection i wake up everyday looking at it the big thick thin box its fun to have a item like this and hold it in your hands music is great remasterd everything... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ernie Sanchez
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Super Deluxe Edition blues
The price is ridiculous.
About $50 maybe , would be fair.
Considering the low quality of previous live and demos recordings released, I would be very cautions with this.
Did they really find high quality unreleased demos and live tracks after all these years ??? I doubt it.
Aug 1, 2013 by J. Berning |  See all 55 posts
amazon - why do you do this!?
Well said! I feel the same way. Amazon should really look into fixing this problem. These reviews of the original album are absolutely USELESS for the the Super Deluxe item being sold.
Aug 23, 2013 by Negative Creep |  See all 2 posts
I won't be buying this.
Aug 29, 2013 by Michael |  See all 14 posts
2013 Mix??
are they high with this price tag? 150 bucks for 3 cds and a DVD?!?! of mostly stuff we have already heard. i could see them trying to pull this BS when they put out With The Lights Out boxed set cuz that had things fans hadn't heard, or were hard to find...but seriously for this kind of money it... Read More
Aug 14, 2013 by Justin Robinson |  See all 16 posts
save over $60 buy from Amazon UK
will the UK DVD play in the US?
Aug 13, 2013 by Melbatunes |  See all 3 posts
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