One of the most important bands of the last 20 years, whose influence will live on for decades more, Nirvana broke through to the mainstream with 1991's Nevermind, a raging yet deeply impassioned collection of hook-laden songs that struck a chord with millions of music fans disenchanted with prefab, MTV fodder and hair metal.
Varying and compelling views of Nevermind and its era are captured on the four CDs and one DVD. In addition to the remastered main album, there are demos at Butch Vig's Smart Studios (some before drummer Dave Grohl joined the band), boombox rehearsals, and a live concert from Seattle recorded just weeks before the album was released.
Significantly, there are the Devonshire mixes, producer Vig's original mix of Nevermind that was deemed unsatisfactory by the band (Andy Wallace was called in to mix the final product).
Whether or not a similar reissue of the band's next and final album, In Utero, will be released remains to be seen - is there enough unreleased material? - but this Super Deluxe edition of Nevermind is a powerful testament to a most vital band.