Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (180g) (LP)

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Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (180g) (LP)

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 279/500
 
Recorded in November 1993, less than six months before singer Kurt Cobain killed himself, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged is a watershed document that presents a band at the peak of its powers. Unlike any other “unplugged” affair, the diverse album is not a simple stripped-down regurgitation of greatest hits or a cash-it-in set of nostalgic favorites. Rather, the live effort is among the most emotionally naked spectacles ever released—an album so starkly intense and profoundly personal, it’s impossible not to get chills down the spine.

Made primarily with acoustic instruments—Grohl even trades sticks for brushes, Krist Novoselic picks up an accordion, and cellist Lori Goldston prominently figures in the arrangements—Unplugged in New York reveals Nirvana’s folksier side and clear ambition to move beyond abrasive rock. The set list is as surprising as the stylistic makeover. Save for renditions of “All Apologies” and “Come As You Are,” the adventurous material includes brooding covers of the Meat Puppets' “Lake of Fire,” “Plateau,” and “Oh Me” as well as harrowing versions of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World,” and the Vaselines’ “Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam.”

And then there’s the heart-shattering climax. Intensely private and disturbingly primal, Nirvana’s rendition of the Leadbelly standard “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” takes its place among the most cathartic songs ever committed to record. It’s the musical equivalent of the insides of Cobain’s soul being ripped out and put out display for all to see.


Track Listing:

 
Side 1:
1. About A Girl
2. Come As You Are
3. Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam
4. The Man Who Sold The World
5. Pennyroyal Tea
6. Dumb
7. Polly

 
Side 2:
1. On A Plain
2. Something In The Way
3. Plateau
4. Oh Me
5. Lake Of Fire
6. All Apologies
7. Where Did You Sleep Last Night




 
 
 
Format: LP Vinyl
Label: Geffen
Catalog No: DGC24727
Barcode: 0720642472712
Genre: Rock
No of Discs: 1

 
 


UPC:  720642472712