Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue + Digital Download

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MTV Unplugged In New York is a live album by American grunge rock band Nirvana, originally released in November 1994 via DGC Records.

If In Utero is a suicide note, MTV Unplugged in New York is a message from beyond the grave, a summation of Kurt Cobain's talents and pain so fascinating, it's hard to listen to repeatedly. Is it the choice of material or the spare surroundings that make it so effective? Well, it's certainly a combination of both, how the version of The Vaselines' "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam" or the three covers of Meat Puppets II songs mean as much as "All Apologies" or "Something In The Way."

This, in many senses, isn't just an abnormal Nirvana record, capturing them in their sincerest desire to be R.E.M. circa Automatic For The People, it's the Nirvana record that nobody, especially Kurt, wanted revealed. It's a nakedly emotional record, unintentionally so, as the subtext means more than the main themes of how Nirvana wanted to prove its worth and diversity, showcasing the depth of their songwriting.

As it turns out, it accomplishes its goals rather too well; this is a band, and songwriter, on the verge of discovering a new sound and style. Then, there's the subtexts, as Kurt's hurt and suicidal impulses bubble to the surface even as he's trying to suppress them.

Few records are as unblinkingly bare and naked as this, especially albums recorded by their peers. No other band could have offered covers of Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" and the folk standard "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" on the same record, turning in chilling performances of both - performances that reveal as much as their original songs.

Check out the tracks: “About A Girl”; “The Man Who Sold The World” and “All Apologies”. 

This "Back to Black 60th Anniversary" series LP with remastered audio, printed inner sleeve and download code is pressed in Europe on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

(720642472712)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

About A Girl

3:37

A2

Come As You Are

4:14

A3

Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam

4:37

A4

The Man Who Sold The World

4:20

A5

Pennyroyal Tea

3:40

A6

Dumb

2:52

A7

Polly

3:16

B1

On A Plain

3:44

B2

Something In The Way

4:01

B3

Plateau

3:38

B4

Oh Me

3:26

B5

Lake Of Fire

2:55

B6

All Apologies

4:23

B7

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

5:07

SKU 720642472712
Record Label Geffen Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0720642472712
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2008
Original Release Date (Year) 01 November 1994
Barcode # 720642472712
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code, "Back to Black 60th Anniversary" Series, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Acoustic
Genre Grunge
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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