Kurt Cobain’s early demo for the song “Sappy” makes its official debut today. It’s one of the tracks from his personal collection of recordings included on Kurt Cobain—Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, the companion album to the documentary about the Nirvana guitarist.
The song is one of several four-track recordings Cobain made in 1988 while he was living in Olympia, Washington. Though it has been frequently bootlegged, this is the first time the recording—which has been cleaned up—has been officially released. “Sappy” was eventually recorded by Nirvana and released as “Verse Chorus Verse” on the 1993 No Alternative compilation to benefit AIDS relief. The song’s title was later changed back to “Sappy” to avoid confusion with another unreleased Nirvana song with the name “Verse Chorus Verse.”
In addition, “Sappy (Early Demo)” will be released on the flip-side of a seven-inch single featuring Cobain’s cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” which is also featured in Montage of Heck.
The Home Recordings comes out November 13, the same day that Montage of Heck is released on DVD and Blu-ray. The album will be offered in a single-CD version featuring 13 tracks, while a deluxe edition will offer 31 tracks on double-CD and double-LP vinyl.
A super-deluxe version of Montage of Heck will include a Blu-ray disc, 48 minutes of bonus interviews, the 31-song soundtrack on CD and cassette, a 160-page hardbound book, a puzzle, a movie poster, postcards and a bookmark.