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In Utero [CD]

Nirvana Audio 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 (1 Sep 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B0000072KY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,327 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Serve The Servants
2. Scentless Apprentice
3. Heart Shaped Box
4. Rape Me
5. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
6. Dumb
7. Very Ape
8. Milk It
9. Pennyroyal Tea
10. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
11. Tourette's
12. All Apologies/Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip

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Overwhelmed by sudden success, Nirvana promised to take a harsher, more abrasive route on their second major-label release. Enlisting Chicago-based noise maven Steve Albini (of Big Black fame), Kurt Cobain and company succeeded in producing a record that was violent, disillusioned, and deeply moving. Every song reads like a commentary on the cost of fame ("Serve the Servants") and the unhealthy relationship between performer and fan ("Milk It"). Of course, they might all simply be about Courtney Love. Gossip aside, there is no denying the sheer power of Cobain's song-writing, his singing, and the band's amazing, visceral power. Cobain even manages a John Lennon-like mantra at the end of the heart-wrenching "All Apologies". "All in all is all we are," he intones repeatedly, only for Cobain that's no consolation. --Percy Keegan

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Nirvana: In Utero


Geffen Records GED 24536, GED24536

Europe 1993

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 Disc Deluxe Version 26 Sep 2013
By Splong
Format:Audio CD
A great collection!! Slipped disc 1 in, remastered version of the original release, very good, sounds all good, impressed so far, decent collection of b-sides and non album tracks on this disc too, including Albini's original versions of HSB and AA, so far so good.
Now disc 2, a brand new mix of the album done by Steve Albini himself, let me tell you, it is AMAZING!!!! After owning this for 1 day, I have listened to this mix multiple times and it has become the definitive version of In Utero for me, things are different on this mix, alternative guitar solo's, alternative lead guitars, the mix itself is raw and edgy but thicker with more body, it has its feet planted in the DC Alternative Music Scene, one problem I always had with In Utero was that it didn't seem know if it was either alternative or mainstream while trying to be both, this mix sorts that out 100%, it's personality has been defined as Alternative Punk and its a glorious thing to listen too.

Now, I didn't give a full 5 stars for one reason, the extra tracks from disc 1 and 2 should be swapped, then it would be perfect.

The Steve Albini 2013 mix is In Utero as it always should have been.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kurt Cobain's Disconsolate Masterpiece 26 Sep 2013
20 years already? Christ, I feel old.
Like many of my generation, Nirvana were more than just a rock n' roll band. Nevermind, and the band that made it, were the gateway into a whole world of underground music and art that people like me still are still burrowing into two decades later. At the time, In Utero was met with a degree of bafflement, and to some extent derision from the press and the legions of fans the band had accumulated in the preceding two years. The band, and particularly Kurt, had made it clear that they were deeply uncomfortable with the level of fame thrust upon them and this was their attempt to wrest back control from the big machine. Ironically, Kurt's pop instincts were never sharper than on this record; look beyond the raw production, the feral performances and the layers of feedback and you'll find a record with better songs and vastly more emotional weight than it's more famous predecessor. If Kurt had lived, they probably would never have made another record - I mean, where can you go from here?
This record is the best representation of Nirvana's "classic" line up. Dave Grohl, who on Nevermind was actually playing the parts written by former drummer Chad Channing, here shows us what he's made of - driving the songs forward with his Led-Zep-goes-hardcore beats that seem to spur the band on to another level of hugeness. Plenty had happened in Cobain's life in the preceding two years, and he had no shortage of things to write about - marriage, his family, drugs, childbirth, selling out, sociopathic perfumers... It's a testament to how good Nirvana were as a band that despite the dark subject matter and hair-raising performances that what resulted was a record that stands up against any other album from any other decade.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sombre but superb swansong. 1 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
Following on from the massive success of 'Nevermind', Nirvana arguably set out to create something that would be less easily digested - a sort of 'protest' against their new-found popularity. What you get here is a less polished, less radio-friendly effort (clearly the intention with ironic song titles like 'Radio-Friendly Unit Shifter'), but the album is nevertheless stunning. 'Heart-Shaped Box' and 'All Apologies' are desperately sad songs with hauntingly beautiful melodies, whilst tracks like 'Tourettes' and 'Scentless Apprentice' offer nothing but unbridled fury - thundering drums, frantic riffs and blood-curdling vocals.

Although many speculate about the circumstances surrounding Cobain's death, it is difficult to believe when listening to this album that Cobain was not a man nearing his end; a man whose inner demons were getting the better of him. The greatest tradegy was that such incredible songs had to be the product of one man's pain and anguish.

An album to be listened to with a heavy heart, but certainly not one to be missed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They got it almost right this time 30 Dec 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Excellent 3LP 180 gram set, direct metal remastered at Abbey Road Studios and pressed by Pallas. Sound quality is superb throughout. My only criticism regards the packaging - the cover/sleeve could have been a couple of millimeters larger because the records are quite tight getting them in and out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time fav's 3 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
im gonna keep this short,"IN UTERO"is easily one of the most POWERFUL albums ive ever had the plesure of listning to
and is my favourite nirvana album,yes better than "NEVERMIND",play this loud if you dont get it play it louder.kurt at his absolute best and rawest.5stars 90's classic
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Teenage Angst has paid off well....." 25 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the very first line of opener 'Serve the Servants' the whole essence of this, Nirvana's third(and sadly last) full studio album, is clear. An obvious rejection of the mainstream popularity afforded by 'Nevermind's' 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' this signalled Kurt Cobain's aim to distance himself from the now widespread fanbase and the media intrusion into his private life which followed the bands meteoric rise to fame. Through the riotous 'Scentless Apprentice' and 'Milk It', Beatles-esque 'Dumb', the beautiful pop sensibilities of 'Heart-Shaped Box' and truly wonderful rock of 'Rape Me' and 'Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle' this album shows pure class from start to finish. Contrary to popular "mainstream" opinion this is easily Nirvana's best album, both in terms of production and in songwriting. An essential purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nirvana.
Not much to say. Buy it, press play, kick back and listen.
Published 8 days ago by Mr Bumbandstink
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album of all time.
Although Nevermind is obviously great,it had more of a slick feel to the production which i never dug.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by justin lewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Classic
Bought in Utero CD to replace my old cassette version, Been loving this album for near on 20 years - what else can I say
Published 2 months ago by MalcolmM
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Classic Nirvana, needed for my music library. Second hand CD great Sound quality with no scratches, no problems with packaging.
Published 3 months ago by Louise Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars softer
the intelligent nirvana album
well kurt had read some good books
still hard rock but with softer edges
this should be conceived as a ballet
performed by naked... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Victor Preston
2.0 out of 5 stars LIKE AN ORDINARY CD
NO exact difference with an ordinary cd. At least it should have been in surround format. May be thıs could be the reason to try it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Selahattin Cem Adula
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential
Just buy it. I'd owned Nevermind for a number of years, but never this album , and in its expanded guise it highlights that, in all probability, this is the definitive Nirvana.
Published 5 months ago by Andrew Osborn
5.0 out of 5 stars recommend
I would like to recommend this i enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone out there who likes music from this group
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Previously owned this CD but it got lost in a move, ordered from Amazon and arrived in less than a week. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Molly Joyner
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
Bought for our son and he thinks it's great, being a fan. Fully met his requirements in total , first class.
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