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Nirvana / In Utero: In Pictures

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

In Utero – 20th Anniversary Reissues (click to enlarge)

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.

Order the Super Deluxe Editionhttp://po.st/egJWHX

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Surprise touch for the front of the box (click to enlarge)

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

CDs housed in book, within a slipcase (click to enlarge)

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Slipcase (left) book (right) – click to enlarge

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Nov 1992 fax from Steve Albini, to the band outlining his approach reproduced in the book

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Four discs in the back of the book (click to enlarge)

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Box set is numbered (click to enlarge)

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Two-sided poster (click to enlarge)


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.

Order the triple heavyweight 3LP Edition: http://po.st/vSNslE

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

6-panel gatefold sleeve

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Decent quality anti-static sleeves (click to enlarge)


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).

Order the 2CD Deluxe Edition: http://po.st/vz2TTO

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2CD deluxe (click to enlarge)

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Six panel digipack (click to enlarge)

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

Track listings on the back (click to enlarge)


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.

Order the one-CD remaster: http://po.st/4QLqi1

Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

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Nirvana / In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue photo gallery

A ‘family’ of In Utero (click to enlarge)

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7 responses to Nirvana / In Utero: In Pictures

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  2. Mani says:

    Thank God for Britpop.

  3. yuyikurt says:

    Very good ! already pre-order in Amazon uk.

  4. JDM says:

    There’s no way its worth £80 (ditto the Amazon pre-order) although the Steve Albini letter in the book is priceless. However, whatever version you buy that contains the 2013 mix, its money well spent as the new mix is fantastic. Not only the original album but they’ve also done a bit of tweaking on tracks like Sappy and I Hate Myself And I Want To Die. I always preferred this album to Nevermind.

    • LedMan says:

      i’m waiting on the 2CD Deluxe to arrive and if I like the SQ, I will seriously consider picking up the High Fidelity Pure Audio blu-ray and possibly the Super Deluxe depending mostly on SQ.

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