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5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic album gets the perfect anniversary treatment!!!, 23 Sept. 2013
As a lifelong fan of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain, this is the ultimate tribute to their greatest achievement! It's a shame this album has always lived in the shadow of Nevermind. For me, this album is powerful, emotional and raw and show's Kurt at his ultimate best.
The 2013 mix of the album works wonderfully with the guitars sounding more edgy and Kurt's vocals made clearer giving a whole new take on a classic album. A remastered version of the album is also there but to me, this doesn't sound much different from the original, it's the 2013 mix that you need to hear! Also included are the b-sides (also given a new 2013 mix) and some original 1993 mixes from when the album was originally released. The demo's and instrumentals are also superb offering great sound quality and further insight to how great this band really were! There is also a demo of 'Marigold' which is the earliest know recording of Dave Grohl so you even get a little piece of history too!
The dvd is also superb. A full concert from December 13th 1993 in Seattle. The venue isn't big but in my opinion it's Nirvana at their best. I honestly don't think you will find any footage of Nirvana as raw as this. Kurt is at his best from start to finish and the introduction of 2nd guitarist, Pat Smear, shows the direction in which the band were going. The dvd also contains rehearsal footage for the gig and various other live performances totalling over 2 hours of footage! If that wasn't enough, you also get the full concert on disc 3 as well as a hardback book with rare pictures and all of Kurt's handwritten lyrics to the album.
All in all, it's a fantastic package and worth every penny. If you're a fan then you must have this in your collection! It further makes you realise the talent of Kurt Cobain and how much of a loss he is to the music industry.