Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£93.00
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £28.49

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Nevermind Box set


Price: £93.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by The Music Warehouse and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
15 new from £77.79 2 used from £91.12

Amazon's Nirvana Store

Music

Image of album by Nirvana

Photos

Image of Nirvana

Biography

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

Visit Amazon's Nirvana Store
for 43 albums, 22 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Nevermind + In Utero + Bleach
Price For All Three: £111.49

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (26 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: UMC
  • ASIN: B005AAVFDQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,713 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. In Bloom
3. Come As You Are
4. Breed
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. In Bloom (Smart Studio Sessions)
2. Immodium (Breed) (Smart Studio Sessions)
3. Lithium (Smart Studio Sessions)
4. Polly (Smart Studio Sessions)
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (The Devonshire Mixes)
2. In Bloom (The Devonshire Mixes)
3. Come As You Are (The Devonshire Mixes)
4. Breed (The Devonshire Mixes)
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam (Live at the Paramount Theatre)
2. Aneurysm (Live at the Paramount Theatre)
3. Drain You (Live at the Paramount Theatre)
4. School (Live at the Paramount Theatre)
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. DVD: Live at the Paramount Theatre Concert

Product Description

Product Description

The 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana's landmark album Nevermind sees a full spectrum re-release worthy of such a pivotal classic.

The original album has been remastered along with the accompanying studio and live B-sides. The bonus material includes dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings, plus a 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre in its entirety.

This super deluxe box set includes the original album remastered, two discs of rare mixes and demoes, a DVD and CD of the "Live at the Paramount Theatre" concert.

BBC Review

With 30 million copies sold worldwide since its original release on 24 September 1991, Nevermind is as much a part of the classic rock canon as anything by the Stones or The Beatles, Dylan or The Clash. But then, you know that. It's been in the uppermost reaches of any best-albums-ever list for as long as this writer can remember; its legacy, its influence, is undeniable. And what its unexpected success - a then-optimistic label estimate of selling 250,000 copies was blown out of the water - meant for primary songwriter Kurt Cobain has been well-documented. The frontman had a troubled relationship with fame: on the one hand he'd been desperate for it, but on the other he missed his anonymity desperately. And we all know what happened in April 1994, leading to the end of Nirvana after just three studio LPs and less than six years as a record-releasing force.

Given the album's standing in the rock firmament, it's only right that its 20th anniversary is marked with a lavish repackaging, and sure enough a four-CD-and-one-DVD set has been assembled. Also available is a smaller, double-disc release, featuring the original album (plus a spread of B sides from its singles, and live versions of non-Nevermind tracks Sliver, Been a Son and School) alongside a collection of cuts from the band's Smart Sessions - when Chad Channing was still their drummer - and a number of ear-piercing rehearsal takes taped directly onto a boombox. This 'Demos and Sessions' disc is also part of the larger package.

The Smart Sessions are of particular interest - it was these recordings, made in Wisconsin with Nevermind producer Butch Vig at the desk, which attracted the attention of DGC, a label with the financial power to buy the band out of its Sub Pop contract. Encouraged by Sonic Youth, the label did so and the rest (as they say) is history. Channing's drumming on the takes isn't up to the standard Dave Grohl would later exhibit - but it's not so bad that the band would have suffered for his continued employment. One wonders how far Cobain and bandmate Krist Novoselic had to distance themselves from the drummer before he got the message. Non-LP tracks are here, too, with previously unreleased recordings of Sappy and Breed when it was still titled Immodium (sic) included. The boombox versions will be familiar to anyone who owns the With the Lights Out boxset of 2004 - awful on the ears, they're guides for the band foremost, and a nuisance for anyone else with a respect of fidelity. Whatever's lower than lo-fi, it never stoops further than this.

A full live set fills one of the remaining discs, recorded live at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle for Halloween 1992. This also makes up the DVD (certain clips were taken from the performance for the band's 1994 video, Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!), along with the iconic Smells Like Teen Spirit music video and those for the rest of Nevermind's singles. And the final CD is home to perhaps the most fascinating tracks: 'Devonshire Mixes' of Nevermind, running in the order of the final album, albeit without Polly and Endless Nameless. Butch Vig put these together as the album was coming together, so they're as much his vision as the band's - which, to fans, will be welcomed after Andy Wallace's heavy-handed mixing of Nevermind wiped clean some of its rawness. Cobain famously called the end product, despite his choosing of Wallace for the job, "closer to a M�tley Cr�e record than a punk record".

Wallace would be vindicated by sales figures, of course. And Cobain and company would, for a while, be the biggest band in the world, as Nevermind conquered the Billboard Chart and then the hearts and minds of teenagers (and those who were still young enough at heart) worldwide. That it all came crumbling apart is, of course, a crying shame; but in these songs there are hopes and dreams, fire and desire. Cobain might have been portayed as a woe-is-me type; but many of his songs here are as bright as any successful pop record of the past 40 years. His pop-loving child inside ensured that the hard-edged punk-rocker he'd grown into never lost sight of a catchy melody or a winning hook, and it's because of this, and Wallace's gloss, that Nirvana made it. But, should you be keen to pick your way through the evolutionary process of one of rock's greatest ever long-players, hearing every fuzzy demo and work-in-progress chorus, now you've the chance like never before.

--Mike Diver

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

130 of 134 people found the following review helpful By D. Knight on 27 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD
"Deluxe", "Remastered"! That sounds good! Yes?

Well, no.

The simple fact is that the mastering on the original version of Nevermind was excellent. Howie Weinberg was tasked with making the original sound as good as he possibly could. And the result was a clear, lively, dynamic and very punchy record indeed!

Then this came along. Unfortunately, the music industry no longer cares in any way about quality - really, they don't! So for this supposedly "Deluxe" version, they simply asked the mastering engineer to forget all about sound quality and just make the album sound artificially loud. And he's done that! All of the dynamics are gone, clear passages are replaced with digital distortion, the drums sound flatter and the whole album has a flat, lifeless and fatiguing sound to it.

And there we have it. A "Deluxe" version of this album which sounds 10 times worse than the original.

Sure the bonus tracks are a nice addition, but they aren't anything which hasn't been floating around on bootlegs for the last 15+ years. So, my advice is to keep hold of your superior "original" copy - A good memorial for those times when the music industry used to care about the quality of the stuff they release. Don't touch this shoddy re-release with a barge pole!

----

As a quick update to this for all those who are curious about the sheer number of positive reviews here (or why I seem to have reviewed it twice), Amazon have pulled all the reviews from the original album, the "remastered" album and the "deluxe" album (remastered plus bonus material) all together into one group. Hence these reviews here also now cover the original release as well. Personally, I'd give the original 5 stars as well. It's this shoddy "remaster" that only deserves 2. If you haven't heard this album yet, track down a copy of the original. You won't regret it!
15 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By D. Knight on 6 Jan 2012
Format: Audio CD
Let me get one thing straight: Nevermind is a fantastic and incredibly influential album. However with this version, there's one major problem.

The simple fact is that the mastering on the original version of Nevermind was excellent. Howie Weinberg was tasked with making the original sound as good as he possibly could. And the result was a clear, lively, dynamic and very punchy record indeed!

Then this came along. Unfortunately, the music industry no longer cares in any way about quality - really, they don't! So for this supposedly "Remastered" version, they simply asked the mastering engineer to forget all about sound quality and just make the album sound artificially loud. And he's done that! All of the dynamics are gone, clear passages are replaced with digital distortion, the drums sound flatter and the whole sound has a flat, lifeless and fatiguing sound to it.

And there we have it. A "Remastered" version of this album which sounds 10 times worse than the original.

So, my advice is to keep hold of your superior "original" copy - A good memorial for those times when the music industry used to care about the quality of the stuff they release. Don't touch this shoddy re-release with a barge pole, the quality of it is rubbish!
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Feb 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you don't already have this album in your CD collection, I suggest that you purchase it now, because it's an absolute must-have.
It may be over a decade since the band was abruptly halted by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain's suicide, and yet this is still one of those albums that keeps selling and keeps selling.
Thousands of teens every year get their first taste of Nirvana. More addictive than any narcotic, and there's no horrible come-down. You can just keep listening and keep listening, and the high just gets better and better.
Smells Like Teen Spirit is the band's most famous song, without a doubt. The raw guitar into, the moment where the drums cascade into action and the fuzz peddle is pushed hard to the floor...it's the soundtrack to so many great experiences.
Come As You Are is arguably one of the best songs they ever recorded. With Krist's watery bass into, and the infectious yet simple vocal arragement is truly magic.
But skip straight to number four if you want something to headbang, jump around, scream your lungs out to! Breed is the epitome of all things loud and amazing.
Then Drain You, Lounge Act and On A Plain are the best of the rest, although it broke my heart to have to choose my favourites. This whole album is astoundingly good, and you should buy it immediately, and play it as loud as your stereo will allow you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Anderton on 26 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album back in 2001, when rock music was still relatively new to me. When you are first beginning to build up a record collection, each and every album purchase is a significant event. The purchase of this album was a unique experience, in that its reputation as an absolute classic did create a high level of expectation.

Well I can certainly say that it did not disappoint. An album that receives so much praise is always likely to attract the usual 'overrated' remarks from people who believe that swimming against the tide gives their opinions more worth, but this should not discourage you. When I first listened to this album I knew I'd discovered something special - the most well-known track is merely a spectacular opener, but this album's strengths go far beyond a hit single.

Attempting to offer a technical explanation of how and why the songs work is a waste of time - music is a form of art, not a science. Music critics often overlook this point. All that matters is how an album makes you feel, and this is still providing me with many hours of listening pleasure all these years later. I own around 150 albums, and this album always makes my top 5 list.

Buy this album, and if you're too young to have been there in 1991, try to imagine being there when the world of music changed forever.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback