In Utero (Explicit Version) CD (1993)

Artist: Nirvana

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Product Overview


Label Uni/dgc Records
SKU 60349661
UPC 720642460726
UPC 14 00720642460726
Format CD
Release Date 9/21/1993
Author Nirvana
Compilation Appearance Sub-Pop-200
Associated Artist/Work Nirvana (UK)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Artist Influence Aerosmith
Artist Influence Beat Happening
Artist Influence Black Flag (Punk)
Artist Influence Black Sabbath
Artist Influence Cheap Trick
Artist Influence Daniel Johnston
Artist Influence David Bowie
Artist Influence Dead Moon
Artist Influence Dinosaur Jr.
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Artist Influence Neil Young
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Artist Influence R.E.M.
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Artist Influence Sex Pistols
Artist Influence Sonic Youth
Artist Influence The Raincoats
Artist Influence The Replacements
Artist Influence The Stooges
Artist Influence The Vaselines
Artist Influence The Velvet Underground
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Artist Influence Wipers
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Technical Info
Engineer Steve Albini
Producer Steve Albini
CatalogID 24607
Lable Name Geffen
Released 09/14/1993
Original Release 1993
Number of Discs 1
Length 41m : 23s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00720642460726
Album Notes and Credits
Nirvana: Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar); Kris Novoselic (bass); Dave Grohl (drums).
Additional personnel: Kera Schaley (cello).
IN UTERO was nominated for a 1994 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
"All Apologies" was nominated for 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and for Best Rock Song.
Personnel: Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar); Kera Schaley (cello); Dave Grohl (drums).
Audio Mixer: Scott Litt.
Illustrator: Alex Grey.
Photographers: Michael Lavine; Neil Wallace ; Charles Peterson ; Karen Mason; Kurt Cobain; Robert Fisher.
Artist Overview
Prior to Nirvana, alternative music was consigned to specialty sections of record stores. 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. 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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.53) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone (9/16/93, p.63) - 4 1/2 Stars - Outstanding - "...Cobain essentially works according to one playbook, but it's a winner no matter how he runs it....IN UTERO is a lot of things--brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once..."
Spin (5/01, p.109) - Ranked #13 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records".
Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #18 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Spin (10/93, p.99) - "...IN UTERO is as reckless as anything since Rocket From the Tombs went down in's not liberation but its absence that gets illuminated in Nirvana's songs....setting out to make the last punk album, [IN UTERO] sounds like the first one instead..."
Entertainment Weekly (12/31/93, p.115) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's list of `The Best & Worst Records Of 1993' - "...In unleashed wails that truly sound like someone giving birth, Cobain does more than wrestle his demons in public--he strangles them...."
Entertainment Weekly (9/24/93, p.90) - "...IN UTERO makes it clear that the trio now has a signature sound ready for the patent office....Cobain writes terrifically punchy songs and [the band] ravages them into beautiful, brutalizing clatter..." - Rating: B
Q (7/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".
Q (10/01, p.73) - Ranked #20 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q (12/99, p.76) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q (1/94, p.82) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a mature, progressive, marvelous new record..."
Q (10/93, p.114) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[IN UTERO's] songs confirm Cobain's genius with a tune....If this is how Cobain is going to develop, the future is lighthouse-bright..."
Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #26 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993.
Melody Maker (9/4/93, p.31) - "...the history of the last two fraught years weighs mighty heavily upon IN occupies a middle ground between the metal-edged, scum-punk spite of BLEACH and the 10-million selling, grunge-with-gloss killer that was NEVERMIND..."
Musician (10/93, p.88) - "...IN UTERO is a living, breathing, crapping beast of a record that eats expectations for breakfast..."
Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #13 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[U]ncompromising, uncomfortable, exhilarating art."
Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #40 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "...Cobain's voice is frightening, like Rotten 17 years on..."
New York Times (Publisher) (9/19/93) - "...IN UTERO nearly topples under the weight of contempt and vitriol....there is a clear authorial voice on [the album] detailing a life in transition....Mr. Cobain [has been] turned nearly nihilistic by good fortune..."
NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #4 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums".
NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.67) - Ranked #30 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993' - "...this attempt to re-invent the Seattle-ites as an unknown, low-fi punk group was doomed--Kurt Cobain's sense of melody was just too strong to be drowned in dissonance and noise...."
NME (Magazine) (9/4/93, p.31) - "...IN UTERO is a profoundly confused record...neither totally a self-destructive squall of hardcore nihilism...nor NEVERMIND II....As a document of a mind in flux, Kurt should be proud of it..."
Disc 1
1 Serve The Servants
2 Scentless Apprentice
3 Heart-Shaped Box
4 Rape Me
5 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
6 Dumb
7 Very Ape
8 Milk It
9 Pennyroyal Tea
10 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
11 Tourette's
12 All Apologies
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