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With The Lights Out - Box Set

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Within a matter of months after Kurt Cobain's suicide in April of 1994, fans started asking for the official release of all the demos, stray songs, alternate takes, and rarities in Nirvana's vaults. Due to various legal disputes between the surviving bandmembers and the Cobain estate, this long-awaited set of unreleased material did not appear until late 2004, when the three-disc, one-DVD box With the Lights Out finally appeared. Not counting the 20-song DVD, the box contains 61 tracks, with nearly two-thirds of this material seeing its first official release on this set (the remaining songs are B-sides, one-off singles, and compilation contributions that didn't make it to the compilation Incesticide, or appeared after its 1992 release). Much of this unreleased material has circulated frequently on bootlegs over the past ten years -- most notably on the 1995 box set Into the Black and the multi-volume Outcesticide series -- but the fidelity here is much, much better, and there are several items here that have never been bootlegged, including early alternate versions of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Heart Shaped Box." Just as importantly, no major item that appeared on the bootlegs does not appear here (with the arguable exception of the Kiss cover "Do You Love Me"), which makes this the definitive collection of Nirvana studio rarities and outtakes. As the sessionography in the liner notes indicates, this hardly contains all of the unreleased material, but it certainly contains all of the noteworthy unreleased material. All of which covers what With the Lights Out is, but it doesn't cover whether the set is worthwhile, either as music or as a history lesson. For Nirvana fanatics, it certainly is. While the packaging is slightly irritating -- it opens lengthwise, making it a little difficult to navigate -- it is lovingly, carefully prepared, expertly sequenced and selected (each disc roughly corresponds to each of their three official albums, all following in chronological order), terrifically remastered, and given a book with plenty of rare photos, posters, and memorabilia replicated in the liner notes, along with a touching essay from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and a DVD filled with rare video, including a selection of songs filmed at a 1988 rehearsal at Krist Novoselic's mom's house, the public debut of "Teen Spirit," and a version of "Seasons in the Sun" recorded in a studio in Brazil. However, for listeners who are less dedicated, this set may not be quite as compelling as it initially seems. Listening to archival material like this, whether it's on an official release or a bootleg, is a bit of a chore, since it not only doesn't have the flow of a proper album, but the selections are chosen for historical reasons and therefore are interesting as curiosities as much as they are as full-fledged pieces of music. And that's the case here -- while there is much good music here, there isn't much that adds to Nirvana's legacy, nor is there much that's revelatory. To be sure, the demos are interesting, particularly when Cobain is testing different words to such well-known songs as "Teen Spirit" and "Rape Me," or performing such crushing, metallic rockers as "Serve the Servants" and "Very Ape" as acoustic numbers, but these are ultimately subtle differences that don't alter our understanding of the songs. Similarly, to hear the early, pre-Bleach band run through Led Zeppelin covers and formless but promising heavy rockers during the first portion of the set is worthwhile, if only to hear a great band in its embryonic stage, but it doesn't result in a disc that's likely to be played more than once or twice; it's for the historical record, but it's not necessarily musically significant, since it captures a band finding its voice, not immediately delivering undeniable music. A handful of songs on With the Lights Out do qualify as both historically interesting and significant music, and these are mainly the songs that were completed and saw official release, or were heavily bootlegged because they were close to release. They include: the Nevermind outtakes "Verse Chorus Verse" and "Old Age"; the 1992 non-LP single "Oh the Guilt" and the "Lithium" B-side "Curmudgeon"; the compilation tracks "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" (originally released on The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience) and "Sappy" (originally released on No Alternative, where it was titled "Verse Chorus Verse"); the solo acoustic demos of the unreleased songs "Do Re Mi" and "You Know You're Right" (the electric version, initially released on the hits compilation Nirvana, is not present here). That's eight songs. That's not to say that the rest of the box set is filler, since it isn't -- as far as unreleased demos and alternate takes from a major band go, it's interesting stuff. It's just that Nirvana's outtakes -- unlike Bob Dylan's, the Velvet Underground's, or the Beatles' -- are footnotes to their story, not part of their main narrative. As long as this is understood, nobody who gets this box set should be disappointed, since it is as good as it could possibly be.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Heartbreaker (Live)
00:02:57

Robert Plant, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Page, ComposerLyricist - John Bonham, ComposerLyricist - John Paul Jones, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Aaron Burckhard, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

2
Anorexorcist (Live)
00:02:42

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Aaron Burckhard, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

3
White Lace And Strange (Live)
00:02:07

Chris Bond, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Aaron Burckhard, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

4
Help Me, I'm Hungry (Live)
00:02:40

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Aaron Burckhard, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

5
Mrs. Butterworth (1988 Rehearsal)
00:04:03

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

6
If You Must (Demo)
00:03:59

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

7
Pen Cap Chew (Demo)
00:03:00

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

8
Downer (Live)
00:01:43

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

9
Floyd The Barber (Live)
00:02:31

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 1989 Geffen Records Inc.

10
Raunchola/Moby Dick (Live)
00:06:23

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Page, ComposerLyricist - John Bonham, ComposerLyricist - John Paul Jones, ComposerLyricist - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

11
Beans (Solo Acoustic)
00:01:31

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

12
Don't Want It All (Solo Acoustic)
00:02:23

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

13
Clean Up Before She Comes (Solo Acoustic)
00:03:10

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

14
Polly (Solo Acoustic Demo)
00:02:28

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

15
About A Girl (Home Demo)
00:02:42

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

16
Blandest (Demo)
00:03:55

Jack Endino, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

17
Dive (Demo)
00:04:48

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Everman, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

18
They Hung Him On A Cross (Demo)
00:01:55

Jack Endino, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Huddie 'Ledbelly' Ledbetter, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

19
Grey Goose (Instrumental Demo)
00:04:34

Jack Endino, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Huddie 'Ledbelly' Ledbetter, ComposerLyricist - John Lomar, ComposerLyricist - Alan Lomar, ComposerLyricist - Mark Pickerel, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

20
Ain't It A Shame (Demo)
00:02:01

Jack Endino, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Huddie 'Ledbelly' Ledbetter, ComposerLyricist - Mark Pickerel, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

21
Token Eastern Song (Demo)
00:03:19

Steve Fisk, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

22
Even In His Youth (Demo)
00:03:11

Steve Fisk, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

23
Polly (Demo)
00:02:36

Steve Fisk, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

DISQUE 2

1
Opinion (Live Solo Acoustic)
00:01:33

Calvin Johnson, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

2
Lithium (Live Solo Acoustic)
00:01:47

Calvin Johnson, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

3
Been A Son (Live Solo Acoustic)
00:01:11

Calvin Johnson, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

4
Sliver (Solo Acoustic Demo)
00:02:08

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, Composer - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Composer

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

5
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Solo Acoustic Demo)
00:02:29

Nirvana, MainArtist - Huddie 'Ledbelly' Ledbetter, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

6
Pay To Play (Demo)
00:03:27

Butch Vig, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 Sub Pop Records

7
Here She Comes Now (Demo)
00:05:00

Sterling Morrison, ComposerLyricist - Butch Vig, Producer - John Cale, ComposerLyricist - Lou Reed, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Maureen Ann Tucker, ComposerLyricist - Chad Channing, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1990 Sub Pop Records

8
Drain You (Demo)
00:02:36

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dale Crover, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Sub Pop Records

9
Aneurysm (Demo)
00:04:46

Kurt Cobain, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Craig Montgomery, Producer

℗ 1991 Geffen Records

10
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Rehearsal Demo)
00:05:38

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

11
Breed (Rough Mix)
00:03:06

Butch Vig, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

12
Verse Chorus Verse (Outtake)
00:03:16

Butch Vig, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

13
Old Age (Nevermind Outtake)
00:04:19

Butch Vig, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

14
Endless, Nameless (1991 Radio Appearance)
00:08:46

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Dale Griffin, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fred Kay, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2004 BBC Music, Released by arrangement with BBC Music

15
Dumb (1991 Radio Appearance)
00:02:32

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Dale Griffin, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fred Kay, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2004 BBC Music

16
D-7 (1990 Radio Appearance)
00:03:45

Nirvana, MainArtist - Dale Griffin, Producer - Mike Engles, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Fred Kay, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gregory K D Sage, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1990 BBC Music

17
Oh The Guilt (B-Side)
00:03:24

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Barrett Jones, Producer

℗ 1992 Geffen Records Inc.

18
Curmudgeon
00:03:02

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Barrett Jones, Producer

℗ 1992 Geffen Records

19
Return Of The Rat (Outtake)
00:03:07

ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Sage, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist - Barrett Jones, Producer

℗ 1992 Geffen Records Inc.

20
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Butch Vig Mix)
00:04:59

Butch Vig, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Geffen Records Inc.

DISQUE 3

1
Rape Me (Solo Acoustic)
00:03:21

Jack Endino, Producer - Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

2
Rape Me (Demo)
00:03:01

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

3
Scentless Apprentice (Rehearsal Demo)
00:09:32

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - Krist Novoselic, Composer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Grohl, Composer - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

4
Heart Shaped Box (Demo)
00:05:30

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

5
I Hate Myself And Want To Die (B-Side)
00:04:02

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Craig Montgomery, Producer - Ian Beveridge, Producer

℗ 1993 Geffen Records Inc.

6
Milk It (Demo)
00:04:32

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Craig Montgomery, Producer - Ian Beveridge, Producer

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

7
Moist Vagina (Demo)
00:01:55

Kurt Cobain, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nirvana, MainArtist - Craig Montgomery, Producer - Ian Beveridge, Producer

℗ 2004 Geffen Records Inc.

Descriptif de l'album

Within a matter of months after Kurt Cobain's suicide in April of 1994, fans started asking for the official release of all the demos, stray songs, alternate takes, and rarities in Nirvana's vaults. Due to various legal disputes between the surviving bandmembers and the Cobain estate, this long-awaited set of unreleased material did not appear until late 2004, when the three-disc, one-DVD box With the Lights Out finally appeared. Not counting the 20-song DVD, the box contains 61 tracks, with nearly two-thirds of this material seeing its first official release on this set (the remaining songs are B-sides, one-off singles, and compilation contributions that didn't make it to the compilation Incesticide, or appeared after its 1992 release). Much of this unreleased material has circulated frequently on bootlegs over the past ten years -- most notably on the 1995 box set Into the Black and the multi-volume Outcesticide series -- but the fidelity here is much, much better, and there are several items here that have never been bootlegged, including early alternate versions of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Heart Shaped Box." Just as importantly, no major item that appeared on the bootlegs does not appear here (with the arguable exception of the Kiss cover "Do You Love Me"), which makes this the definitive collection of Nirvana studio rarities and outtakes. As the sessionography in the liner notes indicates, this hardly contains all of the unreleased material, but it certainly contains all of the noteworthy unreleased material. All of which covers what With the Lights Out is, but it doesn't cover whether the set is worthwhile, either as music or as a history lesson. For Nirvana fanatics, it certainly is. While the packaging is slightly irritating -- it opens lengthwise, making it a little difficult to navigate -- it is lovingly, carefully prepared, expertly sequenced and selected (each disc roughly corresponds to each of their three official albums, all following in chronological order), terrifically remastered, and given a book with plenty of rare photos, posters, and memorabilia replicated in the liner notes, along with a touching essay from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and a DVD filled with rare video, including a selection of songs filmed at a 1988 rehearsal at Krist Novoselic's mom's house, the public debut of "Teen Spirit," and a version of "Seasons in the Sun" recorded in a studio in Brazil. However, for listeners who are less dedicated, this set may not be quite as compelling as it initially seems. Listening to archival material like this, whether it's on an official release or a bootleg, is a bit of a chore, since it not only doesn't have the flow of a proper album, but the selections are chosen for historical reasons and therefore are interesting as curiosities as much as they are as full-fledged pieces of music. And that's the case here -- while there is much good music here, there isn't much that adds to Nirvana's legacy, nor is there much that's revelatory. To be sure, the demos are interesting, particularly when Cobain is testing different words to such well-known songs as "Teen Spirit" and "Rape Me," or performing such crushing, metallic rockers as "Serve the Servants" and "Very Ape" as acoustic numbers, but these are ultimately subtle differences that don't alter our understanding of the songs. Similarly, to hear the early, pre-Bleach band run through Led Zeppelin covers and formless but promising heavy rockers during the first portion of the set is worthwhile, if only to hear a great band in its embryonic stage, but it doesn't result in a disc that's likely to be played more than once or twice; it's for the historical record, but it's not necessarily musically significant, since it captures a band finding its voice, not immediately delivering undeniable music. A handful of songs on With the Lights Out do qualify as both historically interesting and significant music, and these are mainly the songs that were completed and saw official release, or were heavily bootlegged because they were close to release. They include: the Nevermind outtakes "Verse Chorus Verse" and "Old Age"; the 1992 non-LP single "Oh the Guilt" and the "Lithium" B-side "Curmudgeon"; the compilation tracks "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" (originally released on The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience) and "Sappy" (originally released on No Alternative, where it was titled "Verse Chorus Verse"); the solo acoustic demos of the unreleased songs "Do Re Mi" and "You Know You're Right" (the electric version, initially released on the hits compilation Nirvana, is not present here). That's eight songs. That's not to say that the rest of the box set is filler, since it isn't -- as far as unreleased demos and alternate takes from a major band go, it's interesting stuff. It's just that Nirvana's outtakes -- unlike Bob Dylan's, the Velvet Underground's, or the Beatles' -- are footnotes to their story, not part of their main narrative. As long as this is understood, nobody who gets this box set should be disappointed, since it is as good as it could possibly be.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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