Nirvana – In Utero
Being more raw, wild and abrasive than the previous record didn’t stop Nirvana’s In Utero from debuting at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts and getting certified 5 times Platinum in the U.S. Reacting to the success of Nevermind, Cobain enlisted Steve Albini, a well-known indie and punk producer, to work on the next Nirvana album. He wanted an album that sounded more like all the independent bands he admired from the 1980’s. The result was a rough, intimate look at the band, bursting with energy and angst. The singles, “Heart Shaped Box” and “All Apologies“ were remixed by Scott Litt and reached #1 on the Modern Rock Radio charts. The album also marks the only time the band has fully cooperated on the songwriting process on the pounding and angry “Scentless Apprentice.” By not compromising and putting out the album they wanted to put out, In Utero was as important to the band as it was to fans and has, in recent years, had some critics claiming it is a better record than Nevermind.
Mastered for vinyl from the original analog master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios and pressed on audiophile quality 180g LPs by Pallas in Germany, this is the definitive edition that hardcore Nirvana fans cannot live without.