Nirvana’s Legendary Reading Concert Now a DVD set


Perhaps released to combat an already-issued bootleg DVD, hmm?


By Blurt Staff


According to the press release, “Nirvana’s August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at the UK’s Reading Festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock’n’roll.”  If that’s the case, bootleggers be damned, because a licensed copy of that entire performance — color-corrected video from the original film and improved audio matering–will soon be available. Nirvana Live At Reading will be issued in a limited edition CD+DVD Deluxe Edition as well as DVD-only, CD-only configurations on November 3, 2009, followed by a 2 LP version on November 17, 2009.


While much of the show was a performance of the Nevermind tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of “All Apologies,” “Dumb,” and in its first ever public performance, “tourette’s.” You’ll also note on the track listin gbelow covers by the Wipers and Fang(!) as well as older numbers from Bleach.


Only 2 of the 25 performances on the DVD have ever been released before.


Nirvana Live At Reading DVD:

1.     Breed

2.     Drain You

3.     Aneurysm

4.     School

5.     Sliver

6.     In Bloom

7.     Come As You Are

8.     Lithium

9.     About A Girl

10.   tourette’s

11.   Polly

12.   Lounge Act

13.   Smells Like Teen Spirit

14.   On A Plain

15.   Negative Creep

16.   Been A Son

17.   All Apologies

18.   Blew

19. Dumb

20. Stay Away

21. Spank Thru

22. Love Buzz*

23. The Money Will Roll Right In

24. D-7

25. Territorial Pissings


*not included on CD


Incidentally, earlier this year a bootleg DVD of the same show was released titled Life Take No Prisoners. You can compare the tracklisting, below, to the official release:

01. The Rose/Intro
02. Breed
03. Drain You
04. Aneurysm
05. School
06. Sliver
07. In Bloom
08. Come As You Are
09. Lithium
10. About A Girl
11. Tourette’s
12. Polly
13. Lounge Act
14. More Than A Feeling/Smells Like Teen Spirit
15. On A Plain
16. Negative Creep
17. Been A Son
18. All Apologies
19. Blew
20. Dumb
21. Stay Away
22. Spank Thru
23. Love Buzz
24. The Money Will Roll Right In
25. D-7
26. Territorial Pissings
27. The Star Spangled Banner

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