14 Previously Unheard NIRVANA Demos Briefly Surfaced Online

August 4, 2015

14 previously unheard Nirvana recordings (demos and alternate mixes) briefly surfaced online over the weekend. The source of the recordings was unknown. At least four were recorded at the legendary Sound City during the 1991 “Nevermind” sessions, while others date from the 1993 sessions for “In Utero”.

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By Monday (August 3), however, all 14 tracks had been taken down due to copyright infringement notices from Nirvana’s record company, Universal Music.

Among the tracks were a “Sappy” outtake, a new “Verse Chorus Verse” mix, two versions of “Old Age”, a version of “Heart-Shaped Box” containing a longer guitar solo, plus demos of “I Hate Myself And I Want To Die” and “Scentless Apprentice”.

It’s possible that the tracks were leaked from a companion album to the documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck” that the film’s director, Brett Morgen, said was coming out at some point this year.

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Morgen said that he discovered nearly 200 hours of previously unreleased audio from Kurt in the musician’s personal archives while making the film.

 

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