An Introduction To Nirvana, includes the new track "You Know You're Right." Nirvana is a "best-of" compilation album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released in October 2002. Nirvana was released following the settlement of a long-standing legal dispute between Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Much of the dispute centered around the song "You Know You're Right" which was recorded during the band's final studio session, in January 1994. Novoselic and Grohl had wanted to release it on a long-delayed Nirvana rarities box set. However, Love blocked the song's release, and sued Novoselic and Grohl over control of Nirvana's legacy. Love's lawsuit maintained that "You Know You're Right" was a "potential 'hit' of extraordinary artistic and commercial value." She believed that "You Know You're Right" would be "wasted" on a box set, and instead belonged on a single-disc compilation similar to The Beatles' 1. In September 2002, it was announced by the Nirvana camp that the lawsuit had been settled, and that "You Know You're Right" would be released on "Nirvana, a one-CD history of the band."
Though fans will endlessly argue about the selection of tracks (what, no "Breed"?), there's no denying that the songs on Nirvana are all classics. Nirvana were the most influential band of their generation, galvanising the then-underground indie scene and bringing their music to the masses. Though their career was cut short by the suicide of singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain, they left in their wake a massive shift in popular music and popular culture, much like punk a generation earlier (or the Beatles before that).
The 14 tracks on Nirvana chart their career, from the first album on Sub Pop ("About a Girl") to the song ("Smells Like Teen Spirit") and album (Nevermind) that changed everything, and the subsequent rarities collection (Incesticide's "Sliver", "Been a Son"), the superb follow-up album (In Utero's "Rape Me", "Heart-Shaped Box", "Pennyroyal Tea") and their classic MTV Unplugged session ("The Man Who Sold the World"). For fans and completists, there's even a previously unreleased track, "You Know You're Right". Of course, it's a superb collection, but at 14 tracks it seems a bit short. Here's hoping there's a double-CD version just around the corner. Maybe even a box set