Frank Micelotta, Getty It was 19 years ago today that Nirvana singer Kurt…
- Posted on Jun 23rd 2011 9:30AM by Chris Cottingham
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The deluxe edition will be made up of four CDs and one DVD, reports the NME. It will include rarities, previously unreleased material, alternative versions, live recordings and BBC radio appearances by the band. Meanwhile, the DVD will contain a previously-unreleased live recording.
Originally titled 'Sheep,' 'Nevermind' has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Although the band had recently moved from Seattle independent Sub Pop to major label Geffen, commercial expectations were not high. However, on the back of the success of the first single, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' went on to become a surprise hit, reaching No. 1 in the US.
In the process, the record turned grunge from a local scene centered on the American Pacific North West to a global phenomenon. In 2005, the American Library of Congress included 'Nevermind' in its National Recording Registry, which collects important recordings.
As well as re-release, the 20th anniversary of 'Nevermind' will be marked by other yet-to-be-confirmed events.