Review of Nirvana – In Utero (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Universal Music Canada)

NirvanaListening to this reissue of Nirvana’s last studio record, something dawned on me: I had forgotten just how great this record is. In addition to remastering the original album, this deluxe edition mines the Nirvana vaults, pulling out a selection of demos and B-Sides including Dave Grohl’s Marigold as well as the controversial track I Hate Myself And Want To Die. Particularly noteworthy in this set is the remix of the entire album by Steve Albini. While the differences are subtler in some songs than others, it gives this classic album a completely fresh feel.