Nirvana Live At Reading set due in November

Nirvana's Reading set is all cleaned up and ready for release
Nirvana's Reading set is all cleaned up and ready for release (Image credit: Joe Giron/Corbis)

Nirvana's legendary performance at the 1992 Reading Festival has been YouTubed till the cows come home. There was even an unofficial bootleg of the set, Life Takes No Prisoners, that was released last May.

Well, now the real McCoy is coming, Nirvana Live At Reading, a official CD/DVD that will be issued on 2 November.

The DVD is said to contain footage such as this (see below, though we hope it's better quality), in which Kurt Cobain, reacting to rumors of his ill health and drug addiction, jokingly came out in a wheelchair.

Fans have the option of buying the deluxe CD/DVD or CD-only and DVD-only versions. On 16 November, a double 12-inch vinyl version will be made available.

Here is the setlist for the Nirvana Live At Reading DVD:

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 (Fang cover)
24. D-7 (Wipers cover)
25. Territorial Pissings
*This cover of the Shocking Blue song is not available on the CD

Pre-order Nirvana's Live At Reading here: Amazon

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.