Nirvana

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Considering the long and tortuous legal wrangling behind this retrospective collection from grunge kings Nirvana, its very existence is something of a miracle. But even more extraordinary is the unblemished way in which the assembled tunes have aged, a testament to the late Kurt Cobain's soulful songwriting and the band's earnest, unaffected performances, traits that set them apart from the legions of grunge-styled bands following in their wake. That's probably most clear in the writhing, pounding grooves of the much-discussed "You Know You're Right" -- an "important" song because it's the last complete tune to be recorded by Nirvana, but a song that reaches undeniable...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Considering the long and tortuous legal wrangling behind this retrospective collection from grunge kings Nirvana, its very existence is something of a miracle. But even more extraordinary is the unblemished way in which the assembled tunes have aged, a testament to the late Kurt Cobain's soulful songwriting and the band's earnest, unaffected performances, traits that set them apart from the legions of grunge-styled bands following in their wake. That's probably most clear in the writhing, pounding grooves of the much-discussed "You Know You're Right" -- an "important" song because it's the last complete tune to be recorded by Nirvana, but a song that reaches undeniable greatness because of the undiluted passion Cobain poured into it. Beyond that stellar cut -- the disc's sole unreleased item -- Nirvana collects all the touchstones one would expect ("Smells like Teen Spirit," "Lithium," "Come as You Are") as well as nods to both the band's indie material and its later, more delicate side. The Sub Pop years are represented by the desperate-sounding "Sliver" and "About a Girl," while the fragility of Cobain's later compositions is showcased on "Heart Shaped Box" and "Pennyroyal Tea" (presented here in a version remixed by Scott Litt). Rounding out the set are live renditions of "All Apologies" and David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World." Beyond the essential "You Know You're Right," longtime fans won't find many surprises here, but as a representation of what Nirvana was all about, Nirvana is impossible to fault.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The long-awaited single-disc anthology of Nirvana's work, simply titled Nirvana, has all the hits and many of the radio favorites, plus the very good previously unreleased final recording, "You Know You're Right."
Rolling Stone - Ben Ratliff
A surprising continuity rolls through all the familiar songs on the set.
Spin Magazine - Chuck Klosterman
It's a retrospective that resurrects all the questions Cobain left unanswered when he left us. (10)
Entertainment Weekly - David Browne
By the end, you'll be happy to have relived the band's glories -- and bummed all over again. (A)

A surprising continuity rolls through all the familiar songs on the set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 606949350727
  • Catalog Number: 493507
  • Sales rank: 4,497

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Know You're Right (3:38)
  2. 2 About a Girl (2:49)
  3. 3 Been a Son (2:23)
  4. 4 Sliver (2:14)
  5. 5 Smells Like Teen Spirit (5:01)
  6. 6 Come as You Are (3:39)
  7. 7 Lithium (4:17)
  8. 8 In Bloom (4:15)
  9. 9 Heart Shaped Box (4:41)
  10. 10 Pennyroyal Tea (3:38)
  11. 11 Rape Me (2:51)
  12. 12 Dumb (2:34)
  13. 13 All Apologies (3:47)
  14. 14 The Man Who Sold the World (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nirvana Primary Artist
Pat Smear Guitar
Chad Channing Drums
Kurt Cobain Guitar, Vocals
Dave Grohl Drums, Vocals
Krist Novoselic Bass
Dan Peters Drums
Lori Goldston Cello
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
Nirvana Producer
Jack Endino Engineer
Steve Fisk Engineer
Steve Albini Engineer
Kurt Cobain Composer
Dave Grohl Composer
Adam Kasper Engineer
Scott Litt Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Krist Novoselic Composer
Butch Vig Producer, Engineer
David Fricke Liner Notes
Robert Fisher Art Direction
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Decent Album

    It is a pretty good cd. Any nirvana fan will love it. But there is a couple songs that I thought was strange.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I never really listened to grundge or rock in general but i bought this cd and fell in love with the band. this is the best greatest hits album i ever heard. R.I.P. KURT COBAIN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty Solid

    Nirvana: With this CD, I just reached. The songs on this are absolutely torturous to the soul as Cobain wanted them to be. I guess that's a tribute unto itself. "You Know You're Right" is one of the most wrenching songs, even if I didn't who wrote it or sung it. A great compiliation and finally Courtney Love let's us have a memory of Kurt in some way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nirvana is the best!!!!

    Nirvana is one of the coolest bands ever!!!! People who haven't heard any of their songs, you HAVE TO listen to them!!! Personally, I suggest you listen to one of the following: 1. Sliver 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit 3. Come As You Are 4. The Man Who Sold the World PLEASE LISTEN TO ANY OF THESE SONGS!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ...Will always love you...

    This is by far the best Nirvana collection. It has the greatest songs they have ever recorded and didn't record (You Know You're Right & a different version of Pennyroyal Tea). This CD will fill you up with excitement and tears all at the same time. It will have you missing Kurt, and Nirvana's great sucess. We all love you Kurt! Peace, Love & Empathy... Sam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We love you Kurt

    I was only 2 when Kurt commited sucide but i already was a huge fan, my favorite song was Sliver, and i still am. Every CD is awesome and so is this one but the best song on it has to be You Know Your Right. When I listen to it the passion he puts into it breaks your heart because you know this is the last "new" song you'll ever hear but makes you want more and mis him more. If you truly love Nirvana you would have this CD. WE MISS YOU KURT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missing Kurt....

    This is a good collection of Nirvana songs. I know everyone would have liked more song off of Bleach, and so would I, but the album is a good album in itself. Some of my favorites are: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Of Course!), Rape Me, and the new version of Pennyroyal Tea. The BEST song on the album,however is You Know You're Right, because it is the last great song we'll probably ever hear from Kurt Cobain. And I want to say thanks to Kurt, wherever he is right now, for some of the best songs ever written. REST IN PEACE KURT!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    I like to listen to many different types of music, i usually stayed away from "grudge" (i dont' like the catagorize music) but when i heard bits of this cd i bought heart-shaped box on itunes...nirvania is awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best greatest hits CD ever!!!!

    This CD is amazing!!! All the songs are incredible and they all send chills down your spine all over again, especially 'You Know You're Right'. I agree that more songs from 'Bleach' should've been included, for instance 'School'. But overall, this album is amazing and I HIGHLY, HIGHLY reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nirvana=nirvana

    This is the greatest band that there ever was! This album is a great collection of their best- only a few "greats" were excluded. HeartShaped Box is my favorite..followed closely by Rape Me. Buy this and all of their other albums!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NIRVANA ROCKS, DUDE!

    "You Know You're Right" (the first track on the album) is the coolest. It has to be Nirvana's most emotional and depressing song ever. "Heart Shaped Box" is an awsome song and will have screaming, headbanging, and jumping up and down in no time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Almost Perfect

    This album is almost the perfect greatest hits collection. "You Know You're Right" actually gives you chills the first time you hear it, and it is still one of my favorite songs. Songs they shoud've included: "Pennyroyal Tea" unplugged, "All Apologies" Electric Version, "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", and "Anyerism".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE NIRVANA

    this cd is awesome, it has a great mix of some of my favorite nirvana songs, of course, all nirvana songs are great. i do wish there were some more songs from bleach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GRUNGE ROCKS!!!

    I think that preety much covers it but i want ta say that I luv Nirvana!! And I think that Perl Jam Rocks too!! If i could then i'd play them at school all day!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!

    This was an excellent CD. Although I do wish there were more songs from "Bleach" on it, it still is a great album. I highly recommend this album for any Nirvana fan, especially if you're a fan of their more mainstream stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant

    Nirvana will never die. Another great CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NIRVANA ROX!!!!

    Nirvanas the only band that can take random words and make them into a great song like "sliver"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    would kurt be happy?

    this cd is not the best of nirvana it is the pop version of what nirvana was but there is much more to nirvana than the album "nevermind" this is not what kurt would want in the cd that would be remembered as nirvanas best. kurt thought that tyhe 'nevermind' cd was a joke and a POP album... but I love nirvana and I will always be a great fan of them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pretty good cd

    nirvana was and always will be a wonderful and truly inspirational band...i think this compilation is very very good;however it is missing a few songs that i strongly feel should be on this album(i.e."polly","breed",and "radio friendly unit shifter") but that being said,overall it rocks. kurt may be dead but his music lives on forever.we miss you kurt :***( RIP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    it was great but, they could of added polly.

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