LIVE NIRVANA BOOTOGRAPHY: Into The Black - Disc 4 - Reading Festival

Label: Tribute
Catalog Number:  (TR 104)
Recorded performance:  08-30-92 - Reading Festival - Reading United Kingdom
Recorded performance:  01-11-92 - NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live) - New York, NY United States

Runtime: 64:59 / 18 Tracks
Matrix: 80681M1 ANB-13212
Additional Artwork

Disc 1
01) Breed 3:27
02) Drain You 3:55
03) Aneurysm 4:35
04) School 3:12
05) Sliver 2:14
06) In Bloom 4:34
07) Come As You Are 3:35
08) Lithium 4:39
09) Smells Like Teen Spirit 5:54
10) On A Plain 3:01
11) Negative Creep 2:54
12) Been A Son 3:01
13) All Apologies 3:23
14) Dumb 2:32
15) Stay Away 3:36
16) Territorial Pissings 2:51
17) Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:51
18) Territorial Pissings 2:45
Into The Black - Disc 4 - Reading Festival

Live Nirvana Bootography Rating: A  95%

Live Nirvana Bootography Review:
This is possibly the greatest Nirvana show. Since this disc was released, "The Last UK Show : Reading 92" has surfaced with an additional two tracks (still incomplete). There are quite a few Reading '92 releases... Disc 4 from the "Into the Black" box set contains the "2nd FM Broadcast." Points from the disc rating were deducted because of the missing tracks. All discs containing this show from either broadcast are incomplete.

Everything about the performance is great! The band is alive and jokes about how this is their last show. This was Nirvana's come-back show... the press had dogged the band with rumors of their demise and Kurt's problems. At the start of the show Kurt was rolled onto the stage in a wheelchair wearing a wig and a gown... he feebly stood before the microphone and uttered the first two lines of "The Rose" before collapsing onto the stage. He was obviously mocking the press. For laughs, the band covers Boston's "More Than a Feeling" for a while before kicking into "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

There is also an early version of "All Apologies" which contains alternate lyrics. Kurt tells the crowd that "there have been some pretty extreme things written about us (himself and Courtney)" and that Courtney felt like everyone hated her. He asks the crowd to say "Courtney we love you!" on the count of three... the crowd obliges and is treated to an early "All Apologies". The early version of "Dumb" is just icing on a already magnificent show! This show, in whatever format you find it, is one that every collector should own.

A complete professional video of the show has surfaced, making all these bootleg CDs virtually obsolete for the average listener. Serious collectors still have an interest in the FM broadcasts, as the sound mix is different to that on the professional video.

Other Disc(s) Containing These Dates:
08-30-92 - Reading Festival - Reading United Kingdom
   Complete Reading Festival 1992
   Europe 1992
   The Last UK Show
   Live At the Reading Festival 1991
   Nirvana Reading 1992
   Reading 8/30/92
   Pissing in Action
01-11-92 - NBC Studios (Saturday Night Live) - New York, NY United States
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