|1. You Know You're Right (previously unreleased)|
|2. About A Girl|
|3. Been A Son|
|5. Smells Like Teen Spirit|
|6. Come As You Are|
|8. In Bloom|
|9. Heart-Shaped Box|
|10. Pennyroyal Tea|
|11. Rape Me|
|13. All Apologies|
|14. The Man Who Sold The World|
The tracklisting is superb: Starting us off with the last recorded studio song by the whole band, "You Know You're Right", it kicks off a very strong set of songs with something new for the longtime Nirvana fan. We then continue chronologically by order of release, starting with "About A Girl" from "Bleach" and ending with tracks from the divinely underrated "MTV Unplugged in New York".
However, there are three questionable track choices. First, What is "Been A Son" doing on this "hits" package? Though it's a decent song - and one of Kurt's most intriguing lyric - it's far from being one of the popular Nirvana entries. A far more suitable selection from the early years would have been "Love Buzz", considering it's historical significance - it was the band's first official single, as well as the song that put Nirvana on the map with Sub Pop.
Second, why the "Unplugged" version of "All Apologies" as opposed to the superior "In Utero" studio cut? Though the "Unplugged" take, like the rest of that album, was sweet and intimate, the "In Utero" version is all that with an unharnessed edge.
Lastly, where is "Verse Chorus Verse"? True, it was never on an album or released as a single, but this prized gem from the "In Utero" sessions was all over the radio at the close of 1993. Much more a hit than some choices on the compilation, it has been sadly omitted.
For the pre-existing Nirvana fan, there are some new treats besides the inclusion of "You Know You're Right". "Nirvana" also touts the re-mixed versions of "Heart Shaped Box" (from the single) and "Pennyroyal Tea" (which was previously unreleased).Read more ›
Most of the songs are re-mastered for optimum sound quality, which only really shows on the Sub Pop released songs. As I said, this collection of Nirvana songs is good, but not great. Just like "The Muddy Banks of The Wishkah," this album is way too short. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, with only 14 songs, this album is a little bit of a let down. There could have been at least another 25 minutes of music on this CD, including other great Nirvana songs, singles, and rarities.
The track listing is as follows:
1. You Know You're Right
2. About Agirl
3. Been A Son (Steve Fisk Version)
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. Come As You Are
8. In Bloom
9. Heart-Shaped box
10. Pennyroyal Tea (Scott Litt Mix)
11. Rape me
13. All Apologies (Unplugged)
15. The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie Cover, Unplugged)
Most Nirvana fans will already have most of these songs on the original Nirvana albums, this collection's strong selling point is the Newly Released "You Know You're Right," Original Version of "Been A Son," And the Single Version of "Pennyroyal Tea."
It is nice to have "You Know You're Right" on an official release, and it is good to have a retrospective of Nirvana songs to play without constantly changing CD's.....Read more ›
You Know You're Right 10/10 very good song.
About a Girl 8 1/2/10 Good Song. just to short.
Been a Song 7/10 It's okay. Read more