The album that shook the world and minted the most legendary rock band of the modern era, Nirvana’s 1991 classic Nevermind, is getting the 30th anniversary treatment. Originally released on Sept. 24, 1991, the collection that kicks off with the instant classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and includes such beloved grunge staples as “Come As You Are,” “Lithium,” “In Bloom,” “Polly” and “Drain You” will be re-imagined in a variety of formats that collectively feature more than 70 previously unreleased audio and video tracks.
The sets will roll out on Nov. 12 in a variety of formats, with a total of 94 audio and video tracks collected across configurations that will include a Super Deluxe Edition in vinyl — 8 LPs on 180-gram black vinyl, including a new 7-inch A side featuring “Endless, Nameless” and B-side “Even in His Youth/Aneurysm” — and a CD/Blu-ray version with five CDs and the newly remastered Blu-ray of Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands, filmed on Nov. 25, 1991 at the club Paradiso.
According to a release announcing the sets, they will include four complete live shows that chronicle the band’s rocket ride to global stardom, including Amsterdam, as well as Live in Del Mar, California — filmed on Dec. 28, 1991 at the Pat O’Brien Pavilion at the Del Mar Fairground — Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j — recorded on Feb. 1, 1992 at the Palace in St Kilda — and Live in Tokyo, Japan — recorded at the Nakano Sunplaza on Feb. 19, 1992; all four will be included in the Super Deluxe edition.
The commemoration of the album that has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide to date will also come in standard digital, CD and single disc vinyl edition, with all formats newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.
The $259.98 Super Deluxe, which will ship on May 27, 2002, will also include a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Click here to see the different formats and track listings.