Sliver:best Of The Box CD (2005)

Artist: Nirvana

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Sliver: The Best of the Box is a compilation of Nirvana rarities and demos. The twenty-two-track CD includes material from With the Lights Out box set collection. Sliver marks the first time Frances Bean Cobain, the thirteen-year-old daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and rocker Courtney Love, has taken an active role in her father's legacy.


Label Geffen Records
SKU 201994925
UPC 602498867181
UPC 14 00602498867181
Format CD
Release Date 11/1/2005
Author Nirvana
Associated Artist/Work Nirvana (UK)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Engineer Calvin Johnson; Adam Kasper
Producer Jack Endino; Butch Vig; Barrett Jones; Craig Montgomery; Ian Beveridge
CatalogID 9886718
Lable Name Geffen
Released 10/31/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 74m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498867181
Album Notes and Credits
Contains 22 tracks.
Nirvana (US): Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar); Jason Everman, Pat Smear (guitar); Dale Crover (bass guitar, drums); Krist Novoselic (bass guitar); Dave Grohl, Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Mark Pickerel, Dave Foster (drums).
Additional personnel: Kirk Canning (cello).
The 2004 release of WITH THE LIGHTS OUT, a three-disc collection of outtakes and rarities, gave Nirvana fans plenty of material to sift through, and provided a tantalizing glimpse into Kurt Cobain's writing process and the evolution of his songs. As intriguing as the set could be, three discs' worth of demos, live recordings, and miscellany can prove daunting for all but the most devoted listeners. SLIVER: THE BEST OF THE BOX does the rest of us a good turn by narrowing down those three discs into 22 tracks.
Since the emphasis is on home recordings, band demos, and "boom box versions" (which sound, literally, like they were recorded on a hand-held tape player), the sound quality is especially lo-fi throughout. But the rough intimacy of these takes is part of the charm, especially on Cobain's solo acoustic spots, like the versions of "Lithium" and "All Apologies," and the wistful, ghostly "Clean Up Before She Comes." SLIVER also contains three previously unreleased tracks, including a rehearsal recording of "Come As You Are" and "Spank Thru," an early Cobain song (1985) performed by Fecal Matter, a proto-incarnation of Nirvana.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.107) - "[These] versions often seem as anonymous as they are revealing..." -- Grade: B
Disc 1
1 Spank Thru
2 Heartbreaker
3 Mrs. Butterworth
4 Floyd The Barber
5 Clean Up Before She Comes
6 About A Girl
7 Blandest
8 Ain't It A Shame
9 Sappy
10 Opinion
11 Lithium
12 Sliver
13 Smells Like Teen Spirit
14 Come As You Are
15 Old Age
16 Oh, the Guilt
17 Rape Me
18 Rape Me
19 Heart Shaped Box
20 Do Re Mi
21 You Know You're Right
22 All Apologies
Product Attributes
Artist Nirvana
Label Universal Music Group

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