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Nirvana Nevermind Reissue Gets Super Deluxe Treatment with the Devonshire Mixes

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By: Corey Tate
July 26, 2011

Nirvana's redefining album Nevermind is now set for reissue on Sept 27 via Universal Records, with a limited edition run of 10,000 copies in North America, and 30,000 for the rest of the globe. Who said America was in decline?

The Nevermind reissue will arrive in both Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions, with a big difference between the two editions. The Super Deluxe version includes original remastered Nevermind release and B-sides, the "first full official release of the pre-Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios," and boombox recordings of Nevermind rehearsals that include the songs "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," and "On A Plain" among others. Excited yet? But wait, there's more ....

It's what we can call Nevermind: The Director's Cut, although that's not the official name. The Nevermind Super Deluxe version also includes the 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," as said in the press release.

The Nirvana Nevermind Deluxe reissue comes with 4 audio CDs or 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and one DVD that includes previously unreleased recordings, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes of songs, rare live recordings and a full concert DVD that features 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre in full.

The Nevermind reissue was originally announced back in June:

"The cultural shift Nirvana’s Nevermind initiated was felt instantly on release -- and the profundity and depth of that shift becomes even more apparent when seen through the prism of the two decades of art and music created in its wake," reads the original announcement on the Nirvana web site.

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