Originally recorded over three sessions with producerJack Endino at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording Studios in December of 1988 and January of 1989, Bleach was released in June of ‘89 and remains unequivocally/unsurprisingly Sub Pop’s very favorite Nirvana full-length. The album, highlighted by the cuts "About A Girl," "Negative Creep" and a cover of Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz," was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of the band's 1991 game-changing sophomore effort, Nevermind. This single-LP version of Bleach contains the full 13-track remastered album.
1. Blew 2. Floyd The Barber 3. About A Girl 4. School 5. Love Buzz 6. Paper Cuts 7. Negative Creep 8. Scoff 9. Swap Meet 10. Mr. Moustache 11. Sifting 12. Big Cheese 13. Downer
Excellent Vinyl LP Pressing of the 1991 Album That Changed the Musical Landscape: Nirvana's Acclaimed NevermindIncludes "Smells Like Teen Spririt," "Come As You Are," "Lithium"
Few records changed the world. Nirvana's Nevermind is one of them. Released in September 1991, the well-produced yet emotionally raw album catapulted grunge into the mainstream and forever altered the popular musical landscape, turning Nirvana into household names and singer Kurt Cobain into the reluctant spokesperson of his generation. By year’s end, Seattle-based music, fashion, and attitude consumed popular consciousness. Nevermind had restored the gritty passion, rebellious mentality, and cathartic power long missing from mainstream rock. Call it the mighty sword that in one swoop fell the excess, plasticity, and emptiness of 80s music.
The record’s impact is also be measured by the success of its singles. Named by Rolling Stone as the #9 Best Song of All Time, the anthemic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” became an institution on radio stations and MTV. Subsequent singles “Come As You Are,” “Lithium,” and “In Bloom” also testified to the genius of the soft-loud arrangements and whip-smart commentary on Nevermind, which at its core was a blockbuster pop album in punk clothing.
More than ten million copies later, the record has only picked up more accolades, having been included at or near the top of nearly every major publication’s Greatest Albums list. Nevermind is listed as:
#1 in Spin’s 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s #1 Album of the Year in Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop Poll #6 in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of the 1990s #17 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time #1 in Entertainment Weekly’s Best Albums of the 90s
In addition to the groundbreaking music, sound quality has always been among the album’s finest aspects. Cleanly produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace, Nevermind features explosive dynamics, bursting tones, and a wide-open midrange. While Cobain later disparaged the sound as being too polished, the truth was that the room-filling sound allowed the record to grab the attention of anyone within earshot. Much imitated but never equaled, the sound became the template that nearly every band requested be put on their albums. Experience this masterwork as the creators intended on this excellent analog pressing.
"The overnight-success story of the 1990s, Nirvana's second album and its totemic first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," shot up from the nascent grunge scene in Seattle to kick Michael Jackson off the top of the Billboard album chart and blow hair metal off the map. No album in recent history had such an overpowering impact on a generation – a nation of teens suddenly turned punk – and such a catastrophic effect on its main creator."
2002 Compilation Album Available on Vinyl for the First Time in North America!
Originally only available on CD in North America,Nirvana'seponymous 2002 compilation aka the Black Album is being issued domestically on vinyl for the very first time! The 14-track set features a selection of the band's more popular songs from their three studio albums ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "In Bloom," "Heart Shaped Box," "Pennyroal Tea"), back-catalog favorites ("Been A Son," "Sliver"), two cuts from theirMTV Unpluggedsessions ("All Apologies," "The Man Who Sold The World") and the previously unreleased track "You Know You’re Right" which was recorded duringNirvana'sfinal studio session and hit #1 on Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and remained there for four consecutive weeks. Available here onstandard 33rpm vinylas well as alimited edition200g 45rpm 2LP edition. Also includes a download card for 320kbps MP4 audio.
Presented on DOUBLE-LP are unique radio broadcast live recordings of a 1990 Nirvana concert featuring Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums. Also including bonus tracks from radio sessions, the LP's are pressed onto Redish/Pink colored vinyl.