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In Utero (3CD+DVD Super Deluxe Edition)

NirvanaAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (779 customer reviews)

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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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (779 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,513 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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49 of 51 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."

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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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97 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like fine wine -- it improves with age July 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
"I miss the comfort in being sad," Kurt Cobain grovels harshly on the excellent mid-tempo rocker, "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle," a sparse and raw tune that typifies the overall sound of "In Utero." Cobain and company establish a rougher-edged sound right away on "In Utero," rawer than the previous Nevermind album, though not as raw as the band's debut, Bleach, perhaps somewhere in between. The chorus to "Serve the Servants," the opening song, is as catchy as any previous Nirvana tune, just somewhat more plodding and low key. Inescapable from this great disc is the slower, thicker, even woodsy sound that may not grab a hold of listeners like the previous album so overwhelmingly did.

Future Foo Fighter Dave Grohl contributes the over-the-top Sabbath-like riff to "Scentless Apprentice," as Cobain howls the chorus meant to scare all his fans away. Needless to say, this is not a happy album. The lyrics are cynical, isolated and sad, though there are tiny moments of inspiration. The dark feel to "In Utero" was likely created in response to "Nevermind's" sparkling, rip-roaring introduction into the 1990s that sounds highly fan-friendly in comparison. The slow-paced "Dumb" from "In Utero" perhaps could have been a radio hit, but the lyrics are simply too depressing, probably best left for true Nirvana fans; the same holds true for the Pollyesque "PennyRoyal Tea."

On the faster side of things, "Very Ape" is a catchy and vibrant rocker that reveals Cobain's belief in reincarnation.
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155 of 183 people found the following review helpful
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Almost three weeks ago, it was ten years since the tragic death of Kurt Cobain. As a dedication, I'm here to write a review of "In Utero," Nirvana's greatest single musical accomplishment in their short lived career as the world's biggest and best rock band on the planet. In those ten years since Cobain committed suicide, the music scene is forever changing and Kurt's music is still as powerful and widely-received as it was in the early 1990's. Nirvana blazed fiercely as the most revolutionary and influential rock act since the Beatles, and before they knew what hit them, the band was over forever on April 5th 1994. The world came to realise this three days later.
"Nevermind" has made Nirvana the most famous rock band in the world. It was their second album and sold a staggering 18 million copies worldwide. Kurt was tired of the adulation and praise that he received in truckloads, and decided to go back into the studio in 1993 and make an album that would scare off all the cling-ons. Originally titled "I Hate Myself And I Want To Die," the album was released in September 1993 and was called In Utero. It topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, and shifted some 6 million copies in America. Critics adored it and I have to agree, this is one of the finest albums of all time.
"Serve The Servants" opens the album in grand style with a loud and abrasive beat with a wonderful melody. The song's most striking line is, "I tried hard to have a father, but instead I had a dad." This deep-cutting line refers to Kurt's father who deserted him when he was a child. "Scentless Apprentice" builds the album's aggression up even more, in one of the hardest rocking anthems the band ever recorded. This was one of the first times the band all shared writing kudos on a song instead of just Kurt.
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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 22 days ago by Monique Wagener
3.0 out of 5 stars Worlds angriest pop album
I'm giving this 3 stars because it's my favorite Nirvana album but in this case remastered means overproduced
Published 22 days ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fast shipping great merchandise
Published 25 days ago by Carlos Arana
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic and oddly enough the only one I never ...
A classic and oddly enough the only one I never picked up... don't know why not, but now my collection is complete!
Published 26 days ago by insomniac4288
4.0 out of 5 stars Digital Download Shoulda Included More Bonus Material IMO
This album is certainly in my top 5 of all time, so no knock on the content. I'd say my only beef with this release is that the digital download did not include all the bonus... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jacob Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
Nirvana kicks ass
Published 26 days ago by Alexandra
5.0 out of 5 stars nirvana rocks
The boy friend is a huge fan so i gave it to him as a valentines gift with guitar strings need less to say he loved both of them. Great sound quality.
Published 28 days ago by Serina S.
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 1 month ago by Richard S Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Denise Townsend
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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
Shameful
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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