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Ghost Canyon

Title - 'Nevermind: Deluxe Edition' (Ume)
Artist - Nirvana

Nevermind, Never Forgotten.

The record label Geffen put out Nirvanaís Nevermind as a two-disc edition. This is the record that made Nirvana who they are. Nevermind showed the world what this band could do. The CD has the original 12 tracks plus 26 other sounds that were live, or just never used on the CD along with 14 unheard tracks. Being able to have Kurtís work back on the shelf with the new CDs was a very wonderful sight.

The CD has the classics like 'Smells Like Teen Spirt,' 'Polly,' 'On A Plane,' along with all the other loved ones followed by more. After you get done playing the original songs, the rest of the first disc is B-Sides and live recordings. One is able to hear Kurtís voice at all points. Demo, live, recorded in the studio. All of this is found on disc one.

When you hear an earlier version of, let's say 'Teen Spirt,' you can get a feel for how they really played. Itís not just recorded and edit and sold. It is raw. You are able to hear Kurt mess up here and there. David missing a beat here and there. It shows how young they were. It really shows how new they where, and thatís something that people tend to forget to see; as Kurt Cobain is an icon in many ways.

Disc two is filled with 18 tracks of demos and unreleased rehearsals. Out of the 18 tracks, 14 of them are previously unreleased. The disc really shows the roots of the favorite songs like 'Breed,' 'Polly,' and 'Drain You.' You know how people say itís the little things that matter, well that is what this CD is. There are so many little changes here and there and then some. It shows the songs in a new way. A way that hasnít been shown to the Nirvana fans. You are shown how raw the music is.

The second disc starts with studio sessions, then goes to rehearsal tracks, and ends with two sessions done by the band. One is able to hear how they first sounded when the band wrote the songs. One is able to have fun and be there with them 20 years ago. Now if you are a die hard fan, and need to hear EVERYHTING, then the four disc might be the way to go. The 3rd disc is all mixes and demos then followed up with disc four which is a live DVD.

Review by: Brandon Asaro

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