Label: Blue Moon Records - BMCD14 • Format: CD Compilation, Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • Style: Grunge
The Nirvana bootleg recordings are a number of audio CD recordings of musical performances by the American rock band Nirvanawhich were previously not officially released by the band, or under any other legal authority. The recordings consist of both live performances and outtakes from studio sessions unavailable as a legal release. Jason Everman was briefly added as a second guitarist in Pat Smear joined the band as a touring guitarist in Although Nirvana existed for less than a decade, they released four studio albumsLittle Wing - Stevie Salas - Super Stevie Salas 1990-1994 : Start Again! with 's Bleachfollowed by their major label breakthrough album, Nevermind in El Bailarin - Various - Greetings From Argentina 1 Utero was released injust seven months prior to Cobain's death in April Also released in was Incesticide.
Plenty Gal - Various - Ruckus Nirvana's popularity grew following the success of Nevermindunreleased recordings of the band began to surface in the form of unofficial bootleg CDsoften originating from companies in Europe and Japan. The sound quality and album art would frequently range from appalling to appealing, sometimes sounding like and resembling something of a legitimate release. Some of the recordings came from " tape trading " circles while others may have been recorded or obtained specifically for the bootleg CD.
Material was sometimes gathered from already existing vinyl bootlegs or other bootleg CDs as they became available. Additionally, songs issued only as a b-side or compilation track became frequent candidates for use as filler material. Nirvana would not see any royalties from these releases, nor would they have anything to do with their production. The official release Incesticide was issued in lateincluding demos, outtakes and radio sessions, some of which were previously circulating in lower quality on bootleg CDs.
Despite MTV Unplugged in New York being released less than a year after the performance occurred, it would still become one of the band's most bootlegged shows. After the first several installments of the unofficial Outcesticide collection came through, the official live album From the Muddy Banks of Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote Wishkah was released incontaining various performances recorded between and It should also be noted that the official With the Lights Out box set was released inwhich included many rare, unreleased recordings, while the official Live at Reading debuted Nirvana's Blandest (11.6.88) - Nirvana - Outcesticide (In Memory Of Kurt Cobain) classic Reading Festival performance inafter years of endless bootlegging.
Due to the fact that there is an uncountable number of unofficial releases and their accompanying versions, below is a partial list of the most sought-after and talked about bootleg CD recordings, including the A Season in Hell Part One box set, the Into the Black box set, and the complete Outcesticide series.
Since bootleg CDs are notorious for including erroneously listed information pertaining to song titles, dates and venues, the information below has omitted any false listings and replaced them with the correct information.
The Outcesticide albums are the most well known Nirvana bootleg CD series in existence and carry a name recognition second only to Nirvana's official releases. These unofficial compilation albums consisted of live material, demo recordings, television appearances, radio performances and other various unreleased material. Although Blue Moon Records originally produced the series and manufactured multiple pressings throughout the s,  they have been endlessly cloned, with counterfeit versions accounting for the majority of the market.
All songs written by Kurt Cobain except where noted. The collection is housed in a matte finish, square box that also includes a 7"x7" booklet with 24 pages of photographs and information on the recordings featured in the set. Spanning the three disc, track collection are two shows fromseveral demossome rare live material, various b-sides and compilation tracks. A portion of the box set would later be officially released on With the Lights Out.
Into the Black is a six CD box set released by Tribute inwhich is often considered the preferred Nirvana bootleg box set due to it being compiled by a knowledgeable fan. Several recordings were obtained specifically for the set and it contains a large amount of material that had not yet surfaced up to the time of its Boogie Woogie - Led Zeppelin - The Trademark Of Quality Years. The extensive track collection includes demo recordings, two band-made compilationsthe Reading Festival performance and BBC radio sessions from Maida Vale Studios.
The set also contains two Seattle shows; the Halloween homecoming Profanatica - The Enemy Of Virtue for their Nervous Breakdown - Brian Briggs - Nervous Breakdown American Nevermind tour, and their last Blandest (11.6.88) - Nirvana - Outcesticide (In Memory Of Kurt Cobain) American show in The set is enclosed in 4 standard jewel caseseach of which have a separate title and cover image.
Each CD also came with a track listing on the inside of the cover. This 4 disc box set holds an track collection Nellie The Elephant - Freddie Davies - Mr. Parrot Face are of soundboard quality except for track 15  on disc one, which is a Blandest (11.6.88) - Nirvana - Outcesticide (In Memory Of Kurt Cobain) demo, and tracks7, on disc 4, which were recorded by audience members.
The bootleg was originally for sale on Discogshowever a copy has not been put up for sale sinceand probably never will be again due to their crackdown on sales of bootlegs. Tracks are Fecal Matter demos, recorded in Tracks 1 and 14 are 4-Track tape collages created in that contain random snippets of sounds and clips. Tracks are 4-Track demos Blandest (11.6.88) - Nirvana - Outcesticide (In Memory Of Kurt Cobain) in Track 13 is a 4-Track demo from Track 15 is from a band practice in and is a cover of a Cher song of the same name.
All these tracks were recorded from between and in various locations. They are all demos excepts tracks 2, 6, 7, 11, and 17 are rough mixes. Track 9 was performed September 3, at the BBC. Track 10 was performed November Blandest (11.6.88) - Nirvana - Outcesticide (In Memory Of Kurt Cobain) , Track 13 was performed on SNL on January 11, Track 14 and 15 was performed at MTV on January 10, Track 16 was also performed at MTV but on September 9, Track 17 was performed on SNL September 25, Tracks 18 and 19 were performed February 4, at the Canal.
Tracks 20 and 21 were performed at the Tunnel on February 23, Track 22 was performed on SNL on January 11, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Live Nirvana. Archived from the original on Bleach Nevermind In Utero. Blew Hormoaning. Sold Out!!
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