Nirvana Never Minds 20th Birthday
Tomorrow is a special day for Nirvana fans being the release date of the bands album 'Nevermind'. The label Reimagine Music decided to release a tribute album to help celebrate this special occasion by releasing a tribute album featuring contributions by various artists. Strangely enough the album will not be released tomorrow but on October 25th. The first single, "On A Plain" by The Album Leaf, however will be released tomorrow.
Title: Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana's Nevermind
Release date: 10/25/11
Label: Reimagine Music
Buy at: Amazon
The dark songs that make up Nevermind so eloquently personified teenage angst that it took FM radio and, subsequently, MTV by storm effectively ushering 'alternative rock' to a mainstream audience. Nirvana's place in rock history would be secured by creating the most influential album of their generation. Kurt Cobain's poetic, self deprecating, deeply introspective lyrics, and the stunning musical energy of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic continues to attract countless listeners the world over, pulled into its orbit, and furthering Nevermind's status as one of the most celebrated albums of all time.
Come As You Are is produced by the acclaimed Jim Sampas whose other tributes to seminal albums such as Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska w/ Johnny Cash, Aimee Mann, Ben Harper and others and The Beatles' Rubber Soul w/ Sufjan Stevens, Ted Leo, Low, and others, as well as the Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard album One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur, are regarded as touchstones of the genre. Each reimagining is a unique experience because Sampas comes at the music from a fresh perspective, combining the right artists with the perfect track, all with an eye toward producing insightful performances that capture the original intent of the tracks.
Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana's Nevermind Tracklisting
1. The Dutch Masters (featuring Brent and Courtney of The Dandy Warhols) "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2. mewithoutYou "In Bloom"
3. Civil Twilight "Come As You Are"
4. Story Of The Year "Breed"
5. Hawthorne Heights "Lithium"
6. Finger Eleven "Polly"
7. Will Dailey "Territorial P*****gs"
8. Maps & Atlases "Drain You"
9. Murder By Death "Lounge Act"
10. Pitty "Stay Away"
11. The Album Leaf "On A Plain"
12. Margot and the Nuclear So and So's "Something In the Way"
13. Anthony Raneri (of Bayside) "About A Girl"
"Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana's Nevermind" by Nirvana - release date: 10/25/11..