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This exploratory ethos also informs In Utero ’s new 2013 mix, overseen by Albini with input from Novoselic, Grohl, and Smear. Strangely enough, the revamp was inspired by another rock icon who died at 27:  Novoselic recently revealed  the idea came to him after hearing a gussied-up Doors compilation that emphasized certain, previously unnoticed sonic details. Albini, however, has offered a more pragmatic rationale:  In Utero ’s quick gestation period meant some mixing decisions were made off-the-cuff, resulting in various instrumental parts, alternate guitar solos, and harmony lines being left out. As he told podcaster Vish Khanna , his intention was not to replace the 1993 mix, but to simply take a snapshot of the same songs “from a different angle.” The new version is in fact more textured and nuanced, but not at the expense of the album's bone-dry, brutalizing crunch. Most of its touch-ups are tastefully unobtrusive and illuminating, like the unearthed cello lines creeping behind the chorus of “Serve the Servants” that bring a greater sense of melancholy to the fore, or the screeching strings and slowly decaying fadeout of “All Apologies” that lend a more palpable degree of finality to the proceedings. But there are times where the listening experience is reduced to a parlor game of spotting what’s been added and what’s been omitted: On the upside, “Scentless Apprentice” now sounds like it’s being screamed into a toilet, pushing the song to exciting new levels of gnarliness, but excising the cello parts that are so integral to “Dumb” is, well, kinda dumb.

Featuring a selection of outtakes and B-sides from Geffen's powerhouse alternative roster, DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 is predictably a mixed bag. None of the bands ...

Disenchanted with Sub Pop and with the Smart Studios sessions generating interest, Nirvana decided to look for a deal with a major record label since no indie label could buy the group out of its contract. [33] Following repeated recommendations by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon , Nirvana signed to DGC Records in 1990. [34] The band subsequently began recording its first major label album, Nevermind . The group was offered a number of producers to choose from, but ultimately held out for Butch Vig. [35] Rather than recording at Vig's Madison studio as they had in 1990, production shifted to Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Los Angeles , California. For two months, the band worked through a variety of songs in its catalog. Some of the songs, such as " In Bloom " and "Breed", had been in Nirvana's repertoire for years, while others, including " On a Plain " and "Stay Away", lacked finished lyrics until midway through the recording process. [36] After the recording sessions were completed, Vig and the band set out to mix the album. However, the recording sessions had run behind schedule and the resulting mixes were deemed unsatisfactory. Slayer mixer Andy Wallace was brought in to create the final mix. After the album's release, members of Nirvana expressed dissatisfaction with the polished sound the mixer had given Nevermind . [37] In January 1992 the band played two songs from Nevermind on Saturday Night Live , "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Territorial Pissings".

"Unbreak My Heart" originally performed by Toni Braxton .
"Yellow Camaro" exclusive Japanese track.
"Mykel and Carli" unreleased version from The Blue Album' s sessions.


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