Named one of the 10 best live albums of all time by the prestigious Rolling Stone, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York will be reissued on vinyl in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its 1994 release on 1 November.
Expanded to include five rehearsal performances previously only available on DVD, the anniversary release also features an exclusive gatefold jacket including anniversary silver foil detail on the front and back cover.
MTV Unplugged In New York features the Seattle grunge icons widely-acclaimed acoustic performance recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, for the television series MTV Unplugged. The show was directed by Beth McCarthy and aired on the cable television network MTV on 16 December 1993. In a break with traditional practice on the television series, Nirvana mixed up key tracks from their own catalogue with lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by the Vaselines, David Bowie, Lead Belly, and Meat Puppets, whose Cris and Curt Kirkwood joined Nirvana onstage.
The MTV Unplugged set became the first Nirvana album released following the death of frontman Kurt Cobain. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and is Nirvana’s most successful posthumous release, having been certified quintuple platinum in the United States by 1997.It also won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996. The full performance was released on DVD in 2007.
MTV Unplugged In New York is released on 1 November. Scroll down to read the full tracklist and buy it here.
MTV Unplugged In New York:
‘About A Girl’
‘Come As You Are’
‘Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’
‘The Man Who Sold The World’
‘On A Plain’
‘Something In The Way’
‘Lake of Fire’
‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night?’
‘Come As You Are’ (Rehearsal)
‘Pennyroyal Tea’ (Rehearsal)
‘The Man Who Sold The World’ (Rehearsal)