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Sku: 211580382
UPC: 098787083422
UPC 14: 00098787083422
Release Date: 11/3/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Blew ~ Nirvana (US)
2. Floyd the Barber ~ Nirvana (US)
3. About a Girl ~ Nirvana (US)
4. School ~ Nirvana (US)
5. Love Buzz ~ Nirvana (US)
6. Paper Cuts ~ Nirvana (US)
7. Negative Creep ~ Nirvana (US)
8. Scoff ~ Nirvana (US)
9. Swap Meet ~ Nirvana (US)
10. Mr. Moustache ~ Nirvana (US)
11. Sifting ~ Nirvana (US)
12. Big Cheese ~ Nirvana (US)
13. Downer ~ Nirvana (US)
14. Intro - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
15. School - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
16. Floyd the Barber - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
17. Dive - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
18. Love Buzz - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
19. Spank Thru - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
20. Molly's Lips - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
21. Sappy - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
22. Scoff - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
23. About a Girl - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
24. Been a Son - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
25. Blew - (live) ~ Nirvana (US)
Marking the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana's debut album, Sub Pop will re-issue the Platinum Certified Bleach on November 3, 2009. This expanded CD will include special packaging & a never-before-released live performance. Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle's Reciprocal Recording Studios in December 1988 and January 1989, Bleach was released in June of 1989 and remains unequivocally/unsurprisingly Sub Pop's very favorite Nirvana full-length. The album initially sold 40,000 copies, but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991 sophomore effort, Nevermind. Subsequently Bleach went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This 20th Anniversary Edition has been re-mastered from the original tapes at Sterling Sound in a session overseen by producer Jack Endino. This edition will include an unreleased live recording of a complete February 9th, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The show features performances of "Love Buzz," "About a Girl" and a cover of The Vaselines song "Molly's Lips" and has been re-mixed from the original tapes by Endino. A 48-page CD booklet which includes candid photos of the band not previously released to the public will also be included in this deluxe edition.

Track Listing
1. Blew
2. Floyd The Barber
3. About A Girl
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese
13. Downer
14. Intro (Live)
15. School (Live)
16. Floyd The Barber (Live)
17. Dive (Live)
18. Love Buzz (Live)
19. Spank Thru (Live)
20. Molly's Lips (Live)
21. Sappy (Live)
22. Scoff (Live)
23. About A Girl (Live)
24. Been A Son (Live)
25. Blew (Live)

"...a precursor to a cultural shift that made Sub Pop a national brand.  Sean Caldwell,
"...the live set is a snapshot of a menacingly feral band about to become a beast.  Will Herme, Rolling Stone Magazine

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Nirvana: Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar); Jason Everman (guitar); Chris Novoselic (bass); Chad Channing (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Dale Crover (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington.
Muze PNote Personnel: Dale Crover, Chad Channing (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Jack Endino.
Muze PNote Recording information: Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR (02/09/1990); Reciprocal, Seattle, WA (02/09/1990).
Muze PNote Photographers: Tracy Marander; Charles Peterson .
Muze PNote This is one case where the legend really precedes the record itself. Cut for about 600 dollars in Jack Endino's studio over just a matter of days, this captures Nirvana at a formative stage, still indebted to the murk that became known as grunge, yet not quite finding their voice as songwriters. Which isn't to say that they were devoid of original material, since even at this stage Kurt Cobain illustrated signs of his considerable songcraft, particularly on the minor-key ballad "About a Girl" and the dense churn of "Blew." A few songs come close to that level, but that's more a triumph of sound than structure, as "Negative Creep" and "School" get by on attitude and churn, while the cover of "Love Buzz" winds up being one of the highlights because this gives a true menace to their sound, thanks to its menacing melody. The rest of it sinks into the sludge, as the group itself winds up succumbing to grinding sub-metallic riffing that has little power, due to lack of riffs and lack of a good drummer. Bleach is more than a historical curiosity since it does have its share of great songs, but it isn't a lost classic -- it's a debut from a band that shows potential but haven't yet achieved it. [Sub Pop's 20th anniversary edition of Bleach offers a remastered version of the proper album -- good, but there's only so much sonic improvement that can be done for an album that was recorded for a few hundred dollars. The real news here is the addition of a complete Portland, OR, concert from February 9, 1990, an 11-song set that runs through the highlights of Bleach and adds "Dive" and "Been a Son," the Vaselines cover "Molly's Lips," and an early stab at "Sappy." That Nirvana sound forceful isn't a surprise, but they also sound surprisingly tight -- a little bit looser than they would sound within a year, but they're clearly marshaling their forces, gaining strength and skill. This concert may not be as epochal as the group's 1992 headlining appearance at Reading -- a CD/DVD set of which was released the same day as the Bleach anniversary edition -- but this is a terrific document of Nirvana's early days, proving they were a tremendous band before Dave Grohl came aboard.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Jack Endino

Engineer: Jack Endino


Grammy (1996)
Video Award Name Nirvana, Winner, Best Alternative Music Performance

Grammy (1995)
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Grammy (1994)
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Best Alternative Music Performance

MTV Award (1994)
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Video of the Year
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Viewer's Choice
Video Award Name Nirvana, Winner, Best Alternative Video

MTV Award (1993)
Video Award Name Nirvana, Winner, Best Alternative Video

Grammy (1993)
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Best Rock Song

Grammy (1992)
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Best Alternative Music Performance

MTV Award (1992)
   Video Award Name Nirvana, Nominee, Video of the Year
Video Award Name Nirvana, Winner, Best Alternative Video
Video Award Name Nirvana, Winner, Best New Artist

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Sub-Pop-200

Associated Artists and Works

Nirvana (UK)
Original Soundtrack
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/03/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1989
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 70834
Music Label Name Label : Sub Pop (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00098787083422

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.74)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Beginning with a feedback overture and ending with full-on instrument destruction, the live set is a snapshot of a menacingly feral band about to become a beast."

Spin (p.82)
- "BLEACH is truer to 'grunge' than what followed, with bratty nihilism and sludgy dynamics dominating."

Q (Magazine)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he stellar factor was Cobain: his voice, his songwriting, even his underrated guitar playing -- all lent Nirvana peculiar qualities that ensured this music transcended constraints of time and fashion."

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "'About A Girl' is still the most Beatles-like Cobain moment."

The Onion A.V. Club 8 of 10
It's probably safe to assume that most people heard Nirvana's debut, Bleach, after already experiencing the massive, culture-shifting Nevermind. Though the albums clearly emerged from the same minds, the differences are pretty jarring: Famously recorded for $600, Bleach sounds like what it was -- a scrappy, snarly, dirty record made by a band still coming into its sound. That's no slight: Had Nirvana split after Bleach, Sub Pop would probably still be making a big deal out of the record's 20th anniversary. Sure, it's valuable as a blueprint for music that would change everything (for a while, anyway), but also as a repository for the perfect synthesis of grunge's anger and Kurt Cobain's pop sensibility. Songs like "Scoff" and "About A Girl" are as important to Nirvana's story as "Stay Away" or "Tourette's." And for those not psyched about paying for it again: This deluxe reissue includes a fat book filled with old photos (and a photocopy of the band's original recording contract) as well as a complete recording of a spirited live 1990 show that naturally focuses on the Bleach era. - Josh Modell


Prior to Nirvana, alternative music was consigned to specialty sections of record stores, and major labels considered it to be, at the very most, a tax write-off. After the band's second album, 1991's Nevermind, nothing was ever quite the same, for better and for worse. Nirvana popularized punk, post-punk, and indie rock, unintentionally bringing it into the American mainstream like no other band to date. While their sound was equal parts Black Sabbath (as learned by fellow Washington underground rockers the Melvins) and Cheap Trick, Nirvana's aesthetics were strictly indie rock. They covered Vaselines songs, they revived new wave cuts by Devo, and leader Kurt Cobain relentlessly pushed his favorite bands -- whether it was the art punk of the Raincoats or the country-fried hardcore of the Meat Puppets -- as if his favorite records were always more important than his own music. While Nirvana's ideology was indie rock and their melodies were pop, the sonic rush of their records and live shows merged the post-industrial white noise with heavy metal grind. And that's what made the group an unprecedented multi-platinum sensation. Jane's Addiction and Soundgarden may have proven to the vast American heavy metal audience that alternative could rock, and the Pixies may have merged pop sensibilities with indie rock white noise, but Nirvana pulled at all together, creating a sound that was both fiery and melodic. Since Nirvana was rooted in the indie aesthetic but loved pop music, they fought their stardom while courting it, becoming some of the most notorious anti-rock stars in history. The result was a conscious attempt to shed their audience with the abrasive In Utero, which only partially fulfilled the band's goal. But by that point, the fate of the band and Kurt Cobain had been sealed. Suffering from drug addiction and manic depression, Cobain had become destructive and suicidal, though his management and label were able to hide the extent of his problems from the public until April 8, 1994, when he was found dead of a self-inflicted shotgun wound. Cobain may not have been able to weather Nirvana's success, but the band's legacy stands as one of the most influential in rock & roll history.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Nirvana
Product attributeLabel:   Subpop Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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