Nirvana are currently being sued by Spencer Elden, who appeared nude on the cover of their album Nevermind when he was four months old, which he argues makes the image exploitative child pornography.
Now Nirvana have announced a 30th anniversary super-duper-extra-special deluxe reissue of Nevermind, and, needless to say, the iconic cover art hasn’t changed much:
Now, Elden’s lawsuit just got filed a month ago, and, presumably, the Nevermind anniversary reissue has been in the works for awhile. It would be cynical to assume that Elden planned his lawsuit knowing it would hit Nirvana at an inopportune time, ostensibly forcing them to settle with him quickly (he’s seeking an injunction and roughly $2.5 million).
But sometimes it’s okay to be cynical.
ANYWAY, onto more important matters. What will make the Nevermind 30th anniversary reissue so super-duper-extra-special? Take it away, press release!
“A total of 94 audio and video tracks — 70 previously unreleased — will be made available across configurations ranging from Super Deluxe Editions to standard digital/CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch. In all formats, Nevermind is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.
“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).”
I really appreciate how they were so specific with the the titles of those live recordings. Otherwise we might have thought they were from shows in Amsterdam, Italy, Melbourne, Nebraska, and Tokyo, France.
The new and improved Nevermind comes out November 12. Pre-orders are here.
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