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In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Nirvana probably hired Steve Albini to produce In Utero with the hopes of creating their own Surfer Rosa, or at least shoring up their indie cred after becoming a pop phenomenon with a glossy punk record. In Utero, of course, turned out to be their last record, and it's hard not to hear it as Kurt Cobain's suicide note, since Albini's stark, uncompromising sound provides the perfect setting for Cobain's bleak, even nihilistic, lyrics. Even if the album wasn't a literal suicide note, it was certainly a conscious attempt to shed their audience -- an attempt that worked, by the way, since the record had lost its momentum when Cobain died in the spring of 1994. Even...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Nirvana probably hired Steve Albini to produce In Utero with the hopes of creating their own Surfer Rosa, or at least shoring up their indie cred after becoming a pop phenomenon with a glossy punk record. In Utero, of course, turned out to be their last record, and it's hard not to hear it as Kurt Cobain's suicide note, since Albini's stark, uncompromising sound provides the perfect setting for Cobain's bleak, even nihilistic, lyrics. Even if the album wasn't a literal suicide note, it was certainly a conscious attempt to shed their audience -- an attempt that worked, by the way, since the record had lost its momentum when Cobain died in the spring of 1994. Even though the band tempered some of Albini's extreme tactics in a remix, the record remains a deliberately alienating experience, front-loaded with many of its strongest songs, then descending into a series of brief, dissonant squalls before concluding with "All Apologies," which only gets sadder with each passing year. Throughout it all, Cobain's songwriting is typically haunting, and its best moments rank among his finest work, but the over-amped dynamicism of the recording seems like a way to camouflage his dispiritedness -- as does the fact that he consigned such great songs as "Verse Chorus Verse" and "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" to compilations, when they would have fit, even illuminated the themes of In Utero. Even without those songs, In Utero remains a shattering listen, whether it's viewed as Cobain's farewell letter or self-styled audience alienation. Few other records are as willfully difficult as this. [A 20th Anniversary Edition added was released in a CD/DVD version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602537462445
  • Catalog Number: 001882400
  • Sales rank: 110,767

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Serve the Servants (3:37)
  2. 2 Scentless Apprentice (3:48)
  3. 3 Heart-Shaped Box (4:41)
  4. 4 Rape Me (2:49)
  5. 5 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle (4:10)
  6. 6 Dumb (2:31)
  7. 7 Very Ape (1:55)
  8. 8 Milk It (3:54)
  9. 9 Pennyroyal Tea (3:38)
  10. 10 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (4:51)
  11. 11 Tourette's (1:35)
  12. 12 All Apologies (3:56)
  13. 13 Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip (7:34)
  14. 14 Marigold (2:34)
  15. 15 Moist Vagina (3:33)
  16. 16 Sappy (3:26)
  17. 17 I Hate Myself and Want to Die (2:59)
  18. 18 Pennyroyal Tea (3:35)
  19. 19 Heart-Shaped Box (4:41)
  20. 20 All Apologies (3:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Serve the Servants (3:38)
  2. 2 Scentless Apprentice (3:49)
  3. 3 Heart-Shaped Box (4:38)
  4. 4 Rape Me (2:49)
  5. 5 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle (4:11)
  6. 6 Dumb (2:32)
  7. 7 Very Ape (1:57)
  8. 8 Milk It (3:56)
  9. 9 Pennyroyal Tea (3:32)
  10. 10 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (4:52)
  11. 11 Tourette's (1:36)
  12. 12 All Apologies (3:56)
  13. 13 Scentless Apprentice (3:53)
  14. 14 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle [Demo (4:32)
  15. 15 Dumb (2:38)
  16. 16 Very Ape (2:20)
  17. 17 Pennyroyal Tea (3:31)
  18. 18 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (2:39)
  19. 19 Tourette's (2:14)
  20. 20 Marigold (3:25)
  21. 21 All Apologies (4:24)
  22. 22 Forgotten Tune (2:04)
  23. 23 Jam (5:35)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (4:31)
  2. 2 Drain You (3:42)
  3. 3 Breed (3:13)
  4. 4 Serve the Servants (3:23)
  5. 5 Rape Me (2:39)
  6. 6 Silver (2:05)
  7. 7 Pennyroyal Tea (3:41)
  8. 8 Scentless Apprentice (3:53)
  9. 9 All Apologies (3:38)
  10. 10 Heart-Shaped Box (4:29)
  11. 11 Blew (3:36)
  12. 12 The Man Who Sold the World (4:34)
  13. 13 School (2:40)
  14. 14 Come as You Are (3:41)
  15. 15 Lithium (4:20)
  16. 16 About a Girl (2:48)
  17. 17 Endless, Nameless (13:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  2. 2 Drain You
  3. 3 Breed
  4. 4 Serve the Servants
  5. 5 Rape Me
  6. 6 Silver
  7. 7 Pennyroyal Tea
  8. 8 Scentless Apprentice
  9. 9 All Apologies
  10. 10 Heart-Shaped Box
  11. 11 Blew
  12. 12 The Man Who Sold the World
  13. 13 School
  14. 14 Come as You Are
  15. 15 Lithium
  16. 16 About a Girl
  17. 17 Endless Nameless
  18. 18 Very Ape
  19. 19 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  20. 20 Pennyroyal Tea
  21. 21 Rape Me
  22. 22 Heart-Shaped Box
  23. 23 Rape Me
  24. 24 Pennyroyal Tea
  25. 25 Drain You
  26. 26 Serve the Servants
  27. 27 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  28. 28 My Best Friend's Girl
  29. 29 Drain You
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nirvana Primary Artist
Kurt Cobain Guitar, Vocals
Dave Grohl Drums
Krist Novoselic Bass
Kera Schaley Cello
Technical Credits
Bobcat Goldthwait Liner Notes
David Bowie Composer
Ric Ocasek Composer
Jack Endino Engineer
Steve Albini Engineer, Liner Notes
Ian Beveridge Engineer
Kurt Cobain Composer, Art Direction
Dave Grohl Composer
Adam Kasper Engineer
Scott Litt Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Krist Novoselic Composer
Craig Montgomery Engineer
Robert Fisher Art Direction
Steve Rooke Mastering
Barrett Jones Engineer
Anton Corbijn Director
David Dieckmann Authoring
Carol Donovan Executive Producer
Craig Anderson Authoring
Beth McCarthy Director
Sherrie Kaye Producer
Sam Abousamra Engineer
Jean-Louis Cap Director
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