LIVE NIRVANA BOOTOGRAPHY: The Live Collection. In Bloom

Label: Live Line
Catalog Number:  (LL 2-25502)
Recorded performance:  11-25-91 - Paradiso - Amsterdam The Netherlands
Recorded performance:  11-10-89 - Forum Enger - Enger Germany

Disc 1 Runtime: 43:55 / 15 Tracks
Matrix: unknown
Disc 2 Runtime: 43:04 / 15 Tracks
Matrix: unknown
Additional Artwork

Disc 2
01) Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:29
02) Drain You 3:31
03) Aneurysm 4:23
04) School 2:22
05) Floyd The Barber 2:14
06) About A Girl 2:43
07) Polly 2:35
08) Lithium 3:56
09) Sliver 1:18
10) Breed 2:56
11) Been A Son 1:56
12) Negative Creep 2:30
13) On A Plain 2:46
14) Blew 3:04
15) Love Buzz 3:06
Disc 1
01) School 2:33
02) Scoff 3:53
03) Love Buzz 2:52
04) Floyd The Barber 2:28
05) Dive 3:44
06) Polly 2:31
07) Big Cheese 3:14
08) About A Girl 2:33
09) Spank Thru 3:16
10) Mr. Moustache 3:17
11) Breed 2:53
12) Been A Son 2:08
13) Negative Creep (Cut) 1:38
14) Stain 2:32
15) Blew 3:24
The Live Collection. In Bloom

Live Nirvana Bootography Rating: F  11%

Live Nirvana Bootography Review:
disc 1 is another incomplete Amsterdam 1991 performance, from the radio broadcast of the soundboard recording. This release is missing both the infamous 'Come As You Are' rendition as seen on the 'Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!' official video, and the set closer, 'Territorial Pissings'. Collectors should therefore avoid this title in favor of 'Sliver'.

This particular disc scores particularly poorly because all the featured songs are faded in and out, and have gaps between the tracks. Furthermore, the tracks are slightly out of order.

Disc 2 suffers from a LOT of editing ( between every song) and rough sound quality. It's a real shame because it sounds like this CD was taken from a generated tape source.. The recording, while rough, lacks the crowd noise usually found on audience recordings. It's believed that this disc first surfaced in 1993.

The show is similar to the other 1989 European shows with some variety to the setlist including an early "Breed" and a good "Mr. Moustache" which wasn't played very often. The continuity is destroyed by the editing, so it's difficult to tell how the band was feeling... the song performances are good though.

There are mastering errors on tracks 7, 11, and 13 where the sound drops out for a second early in the song. "Negative Creep" is cut in the beginning of the song. There are several variations of this disc that can be distinguished by the different color writing found on the inserts. The known color variations include yellow, green, and purple. All known variations contain errors on those three tracks.

This isn't a disc for a beginning collector or someone who cannot tolorate a rough audience recording.

"Been A Son" Labeled As "In Bloom"
"Blew" Labeled As "Blue"
"On A Plain" Labeled As "On A Plane"
"Spank Thru" Labeled As "Make It Big"
"Been A Son" Labeled As "She Said"

Other Disc(s) Containing These Dates:
11-25-91 - Paradiso - Amsterdam The Netherlands
   Amsterdam Paradise
   European Tour '91
   Hardcore Act
   Nirvana Live Vol. 1
   Paridiso Amsterdam Love Buzz November 1991
   Porch Songs
   Radical Action
   Seventh Heaven
   Smells Like Nirvana
   Smells Like Success
   Smells Like Teen Spirit
   The Live Spirit
   Wild Tales
   Paradiso Lost
   Come As You Are
   Live Vol. 1
   Live; In Bloom
   The Last American Concert
   The Last UK Show
   Shock Treatment
   On Stage In Europe
11-10-89 - Forum Enger - Enger Germany
   L.A. Forum 1989

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