Nirvana‘s third and final studio album In Utero is reissued today in a variety of formats.
Here we bring you an extensive photo gallery covering every format available, from four-disc super deluxe edition box set, to the single CD remaster. If you haven’t already pre-ordered this reissue, we hope these pictures will give you a feel for what’s on offer at the different price points.
Super Deluxe Edition 4-disc Box Set
The Super Deluxe Edition box set is the most expensive version of the In Utero reissue you can buy, retailing at around £80. The four discs included are the original album remastered (by Steve Albini) plus B-sides and bonus tracks; a 2013 mix of the original album, plus demos; the audio from the MTV 1993 Live & Loud broadcast and a DVD featuring the Live & Loud show, including songs not originally broadcast and 12 extra performances from rehearsals and other shows.
The box comes with a very cute magnetised vinyl version of the figure on the front cover, and the hardback book within the slipcase has a wealth of period photography, even if it is a little light on essays and commentary. The discs are housed in the inside back cover and this set also comes with a two-sided poster.
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Triple Vinyl 45RPM LP
This heavyweight (180g) triple vinyl set has been cut at 45 RPM for optimum sound quality by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios (the man responsible for The Beatles vinyl remasters last year). The six-panel gatefold sleeve is nicely done and thankfully some excellent anti-static sleeves have been used to store the records. This set has the original album across two records and eight bonus tracks (B-sides and original Steve Albini mixes) on the third LP.
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Deluxe Edition – 2CD
When it comes to the In Utero reissues, the two-CD deluxe edition probably represents the best all-out value. The first disc is basically the audio content on the vinyl records – 12 original album tracks and eight bonus offerings. The second disc is the 2013 mix of the original album and ten demos. This edition effectively replicates the content on the first two discs in the Super Deluxe Edition box set. The six panel digi-pack doesn’t have that annoying wraparound sticky tape on most Universal deluxe editions, but neither does it come with the transparent slipcases of old (most recently used on Abba’s The Visitors from 2012).
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Single CD remaster
The no-frills one-CD remaster comes in a standard jewel case and the rear tray design is similar to the original release from the 1990s. The booklet from the 2CD deluxe is not replicated and this edition has a ten-panel fold-out lyric sheet with photography and album / reissue credits.
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