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Lithium Import, Single, Maxi
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NIRVANA Lithium (1992 US 3-track CD single including Been A Son [Live] & Curmudgeon picture sleeve including the complete lyrics to every song on Nevermind album! DGCDM21815)
Top Customer Reviews
Lithium, off of Nevermind, is probably one of the most well known Nirvana songs, and is amazing. The live version of Been a Son from the Seattle homecoming is also awesome. Been a Son is off of Incesticide, a released colection of covers and b-tracks, and is also one of my favorite Nirvana songs. Curmudgeon is, one again, amazing. It was never released on a full album, and can only be found either on this single or bootlegged off of other sites. It is slightly rawer and forshadows the feel of some of the tracks off of In Utero.
Overall, I give the single 5 stars. If you are a big Nirvana fan and don't have it, you're missing out. If you are just getting into Nirvana, or are interested in hearing more of their stuff, it's a great buy.
The single also has an added bonus. In addition to the three great songs, the sleeve contains a complete set of the lyrics to Nevermind. These are the lyrics as written by Kurt Cobain, not as interpreted by others who have posted lyrics on websites.
The Lithium single is awesome, and I highly recommend it.
Unlike what some people have said, I think the two b-sides are awesome. The live "Been a Son" is represented in fine form here, and is taken from a great show (the 10/31/91 Seattle homecoming show, which happens to be one of my favorites [I own it on CD]). "Curmudegon" is a demo recorded in the spring of '92, and its raw quality sounds quite unlike anything on Nevermind ("Lithium" included). In fact, "Curmudegon" heavily foreshadows the sound of In Utero.
In short, I would recommend this to people who already own Nevermind and In Utero, and are looking to gain further insight into the band. I would actually recommend getting this as part of the "Singles Box" (if you can find it cheaply), as it contains all of the singles and b-sides from Nevermind and In Utero. This single by itself, however, is still pretty damn good.
personally, i think if your a huge kurdt fan you may enjoy this but others may not be so happy.
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of Nirvana's greatest singles. First of all it includes the studio version of "Lithium", easaily one of their best songs, but the real reason to buy this... Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004
Should you buy this single? Well it all falls on how big of a Nirvana fan you are. If you are just a "kind-of" fan then don't bother with this one. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2003 by Green Level Clearance
We all know that at times Kurt's singing is hard to decipher. And thanks to this single we now have the definitive lyrics to the entire album of Nevermind. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2002
This single is not worth buying. ... the song curmudgeon which is previously unreleased (for a reason) is sung off key and is one of the worst songs i've heard from this band. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2002 by andrzej staron
i bought this CD in 1995 its awsome i mean crumudgen is the most hardcore song ive ever heard bye nirvana a must have for any Nirvana fan hell id even say if your not a fan of... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2001 by William Kelley
well there are only 2 reasons to buy this single the lyrics to nevermind(which once i got i found out i was singing all the songs wrong) and the unrealised curmudgeon . Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2001 by jason pike