30 Sep MTV Unplugged In New York, Nirvana’s iconic live album gets vinyl reissue
Nirvana’s legendary 1993 acoustic album MTV Unplugged In New York turns 25 this year. To celebrate the occasion, the album is being reissued on vinyl. Photo credit: Jesse Frohman
Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged In New York was first released on Nov. 1, 1994, as part of MTV’s Unplugged series. Nirvana explicitly avoided almost all of their popular songs at the MTV acoustic show. They instead chose to pack their set with deep cuts and covers which include songs from David Bowie, The Vaselines, and Lead Belly. Furthermore the band invited close friends Curt and Cris Kirkwood to perform three Meat Puppets tracks.
The new MTV Unplugged In New York vinyl reissue features five rehearsal recordings not available on the original. The five rehearsal tracks including “The Man Who Sold the World” and “Come As You Are,” were previously only available on the original DVD.
Finally, the double-LP anniversary edition of MTV Unplugged In New York comes out on November 1, 2019. Packaged in an exclusive gatefold jacket with silver foil detail on the front and back cover. Head here to order the 180gm black vinyl and here to order the limited edition coloured vinyl variation. Also check out the artwork and track list below.
1. About A Girl
2. Come As You Are
3. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam
4. The Man Who Sold The World
1. Pennyroyal Tea
4. On A Plain
5. Something In The Way
2. Oh Me
3. Lake of Fire
4. All Apologies
5. Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
1. Come As You Are (Rehearsal)
2. Polly (Rehearsal)
3. Plateau (Rehearsal)
4. Pennyroyal Tea (Rehearsal)
5. The Man Who Sold The World (Rehearsal)