Back in April, in a Back Tracks post commemorating Nirvana on the occasion of Kurt Cobain’s passing, we declared it “inconceivable that the powers-that-be at Geffen/UMe wouldn’t be thinking of reissuing [breakthrough album Nevermind] for the two-decade mark (especially with the exact anniversary falling in November, just in time for the box set frenzy associated with the fourth quarter).” At the time, the band’s Hormoaning EP had received a domestic vinyl reissue for Record Store Day and 20th anniversary badges were springing up on Facebook and Twitter, so it seemed like a natural fit.
Boy, were we right! Universal Music Enterprises today announced a box set version of the classic 1991 album for release this fall. We hope you’re sitting down for this one – it’s a five-disc set, four CDs and a DVD. According to the news release, the set “will include previously unreleased recordings, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety on DVD.” A track list has not been nailed down yet, but one would imagine that the audio portion would feature some overlap with the 2004 box set With the Lights Out.
Read the full, brief announcement here and keep it tuned here for additional information as it’s made available. (Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Sergio for passing this one along!)