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Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Hits 30

Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) performs on stage with Nirvana at the MTV Video Music Awards, September 10, 1992.
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) performing onstage with Nirvana at the MTV Video Music Awards, September 10, 1992 (Image credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

On September 24, 1991, Nirvana dropped their game changing sophomore long-player, Nevermind. Music would never be the same again. Elevating the band from underground sensation to global phenomenon, the cultural impact of Nevermind made seismic waves that resonate today.

Beginning November 12, Geffen/UMe are celebrating this monumental album by releasing a digitally remastered version of the original Nevermind tapes. Also included within the various reissue formats will be 70 previously unreleased tracks (from a total of 94 audio and video tracks.)

Nirvana 'Nevermind 30th Anniversary' artwork

(Image credit: Geffen/UMe)

While a standard digital/CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch will be available, hardcore Nirvana fans and completists may be interested in the forthcoming Nevermind Super Deluxe Editions. These will be available in both vinyl and CD+Blu-ray formats, as follows:

Vinyl

Nevermind 30th Anniversary vinyl

Nevermind: 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 180gm 8LP Vinyl Box Set (Image credit: Geffen/UMe)
  • 8LPs
  • 180-gram black vinyl, all in premium tip-on jackets
  • New 7-inch (A-side: “Endless, Nameless”/B-side: “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm”)

CD+Blu-ray

Nevermind 30th Anniversary CD+Blu-ray

Nevermind: 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 5CD + Blu-Ray (Image credit: Geffen/UMe)
  • 5 CDs
  • Blu-ray: Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (remastered audio & video in HD)

Kurt Cobain performing at the Paradiso club in Amsterdam,, Netherlands, on November 25, 1991

Kurt Cobain performing at the Paradiso club in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 25, 1991 (Image credit: Frans Schellekens/Redferns)

These Nevermind Super Deluxe Editions contain four newly remastered live shows, including: Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso club, November 25, 1991); Live in Del Mar, California (Pat O’Brien Pavilion, December 28, 1991); Live in Melbourne, Australia for triple j (The Palace in St. Kilda, February 1, 1992); and Live in Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992).

Pre-order your copy of Nirvana’s Nevermind (30th Anniversary) here.

Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros, and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist magazine, MusicRadar, and Guitar World, as well as contributions for specialist books and blogs. He is also a lifelong musician.