Unplugged In New York

by Nirvana

(1994) Geffen #24727

Personnel Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, Dave Grohl, Lori Goldston, Chris and Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppetts, Scott Litt
Description A haunting elegy to Kurt Cobain, its Nirvana playing an unplugged set of somber songs.
Posted By Joe Hamilton (99)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 10/14/2001, Ga Thomas (1904) posted:
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Nirvana's best. The five players really blend well together on the original Nirvana compositions and there is a good bit of imagination on the covers. It is better if you have seen the TV show.
On 7/11/2001, Mike Bulko (989) posted:
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Such a great Cd. I listen to it more than all their previous Cd's Combined
On 6/12/2001, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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Unplugged In New York is a great album, it has many covers, yes, but usually bands do that when they don't have that many songs that will sound great for an accuistic session. This album also includes about two or three songs that never made it on it's original airing, the songs I dunno. It starts of with 'About A Girl', Nirvana's earliest song that sounds great. Also included are many songs from Nevermind: 'Come as You Are', 'Something In The Way', 'Polly', 'Drain You'. The covers include a song by David Bowie, and many of the others are all from the Meatpuppets, all from their second album. Nirvana, most (just about all) of the bands career already in the past and now heading toward an end, now shows the more mature, serious side that we would all have heard if Kurt and Nirvana was still alive today. A serious album, and a great sound to just about all of the songs. 'All Apologies', and the last track, 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night' are my favorite pics of the album, since they show the peak of the album. This album is for everyone, I think, since even my mom who's generation is the seventies, enjoys this album just as much as I do. It's such a shame, though, since this album shows how much great music Nirvana could have done, and yet Kurt wasted his music and his life so early. We still hadn't seen anything yet.
On 3/17/2001, Chris Van (24) posted:
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Nirvana's Unplugged sessions was the recording that first turned me on to Cobain and his playing. I don't think Cobain got enough credit in his lifetime. Alot of people wrote Nirvana off as grunge rock losers, but for them to change their heavily distored tunes to acoustic masterpieces is something to revel at.
On 2/4/2001, Ryan Martin (1002) posted:
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Recorded for MTV in winter of '93. This is a great, great album. A nice change of pace from Nevermind, it shows just how talented Kurt and Nirvana were.
On 1/2/2001, Howard Owens (3129) posted:
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It's always been my position that great songwriting transcends the arrangement or instrumentation. Great songs, when just stripped down to the essentials, should stand on their own. Whether covering songs by Bowie or doing one of his own songs, Cobain proves what great songwriting is all about. This is one of the best, if not the best, of the Unplugged series.
On 12/27/2000, Joe Hamilton (99) posted:
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Although originally planned for a Nirvana compilation cd, the Unplugged recordings became a somber elegy for Kurt Cobain. The haunting sounds of Lori Goldston on the cello add to Kurt Cobain's dreary vocals. Its a shame people were demanding for him to play his popular music. He prepared his set to enhance the unplugged mood. It is a premium, bonified classic that eulogizes Kurt and Nirvana.