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Friday, August 26th 2011 01:00

Surviving band members to commemorate Nevermind

Billboard.biz reports that Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will host a Q&A session with the surviving members of rock band Nirvana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album Nevermind.

Stewart will host the event on SiriusXM for two hours on 24 Sept. It will feature fans, Nirvana band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and Butch Vig, the producer behind Nevermind.

This September Universal Music will release a variety of different editions of Nevermind, ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album. The 20th anniversary reissue contains dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings, including a 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre in its entirety.

The limited, numbered Super Deluxe Edition features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but the first full official release of the pre-"Nevermind" demos recorded at producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals.

The Super Deluxe Edition also contains the near mythical "Devonshire Mixes", which is the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace. Also included are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings and the aforementioned 1991 Paramount show available for the first time and exclusive to this format on CD and DVD (which also features all four music videos from "Nevermind"), as well as a 90-page bound book full of rarely and never- before-seen photos, documents and various other visual artifacts of the "Nevermind" era.

The "Nevermind" 20th anniversary reissue is also available as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring the remastered album and B-sides, the Smart Studio sessions, boombox rehearsals and BBC sessions, a 4-LP, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition featuring the same 40 tracks as the Deluxe Edition, a remastered CD of the original album, and digital versions of the standard and deluxe editions.

The Paramount concert, transferred from 16mm film and multi-track audio, is the only known Nirvana concert shot to film and will be available in a 1080p high-definition picture and uncompressed 5.1 surround sound and stereo on stand-alone Blu-ray, along with DVD and digital long form video formats.


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