Nirvana - In Utero - 180g LP

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Nirvana - In Utero - 180g LP
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ORG Music - ORG033 - Mastered By Bernie Grundman
AAA 100% Analogue - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at Pallas 
 
Named 2009 Recording of the Year by TONE Audio  
 
But I am sure that these new ORG 180g releases  are the best sounding vinyl issues of the final mixes of In Utero and by a wide margin. Even the Mobile Fidelity gold CD sounds like a pale imitation. The dynamics are unrestrained (or as unrestrained as a mildly compressed mix can sound) and the inner detail resolution is stunning. The acoustic around Curt Cobain’s voice resolves to a degree not before heard. Sound 9/10 Music 10/10 Michael Fremer  Analogue Planet
 
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.
 
Tracks
 
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
 
Nirvana probably hired Steve Albini to produce In Utero with the hopes of creating their own Surfer Rosa, or at least shoring up their indie cred after becoming a pop phenomenon with a glossy punk record. In Utero, of course, turned out to be their last record, and it's hard not to hear it as Kurt Cobain's suicide note, since Albini's stark, uncompromising sound provides the perfect setting for Cobain's bleak, even nihilistic, lyrics. Even if the album wasn't a literal suicide note, it was certainly a conscious attempt to shed their audience -- an attempt that worked, by the way, since the record had lost its momentum when Cobain died in the spring of 1994. Even though the band tempered some of Albini's extreme tactics in a remix, the record remains a deliberately alienating experience, front-loaded with many of its strongest songs, then descending into a series of brief, dissonant squalls before concluding with "All Apologies," which only gets sadder with each passing year. Throughout it all, Cobain's songwriting is typically haunting, and its best moments rank among his finest work, but the over-amped dynamicism of the recording seems like a way to camouflage his dispiritedness -- as does the fact that he consigned such great songs as "Verse Chorus Verse" and "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" to compilations, when they would have fit, even illuminated the themes of In Utero. Even without those songs, In Utero remains a shattering listen, whether it's viewed as Cobain's farewell letter or self-styled audience alienation. Few other records are as willfully difficult as this.
 

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