Nirvana DVD Due

Reading set memorialised

Iconic American grunge act Nirvana are set to release their performance at Reading festival in 1992 as a DVD.

Nirvana emerged from the Seattle music scene with a sound that blended the passion and fury of underground rock with a keen melodic touch. Debut album ‘Bleach’ was a far greater success than the band could have imagined, getting Nirvana signed to Geffen.

Their first album for the major label was ‘Nevermind’ which went on to re-shape the American rock landscape. Famously knocking Michael Jackson off the top spot, the album caused a huge groundswell of support for alternative rock and turned Kurt Cobain into an instant idol.

However the frontman struggled to deal with the complications caused by his new found fame, and sank into a heroin addiction. Rumours surrounded the singer’s health in the run up to Reading, which the band had agreed to curate a stage for.

Famously emerging onstage in a wheelchair pushed by journalist Everett True, Cobain then joined his bandmates for an astonishing set which ended in the singer throwing himself into the drums.

Titled ‘Life Takes No Prisoners’ the DVD contains all 227 songs from the set including covers of ‘More Than A Feeling’, Fang’s ‘The Money Will Roll Right In’ and even ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.

The show remains a touchstone for rock music in Britain, with each song seemingly scorched into the memory of those present. Capturing the band at their peak, ‘Life Takes No Prisoners’ could well become the definitive Nirvana live document.

Read our run down of the Nirvana Essential 15 HERE!

Nirvana will release ‘Life Takes No Prisoners’ on May 4th. Tracklisting is as follows:

‘The Rose’/ ‘Intro’
‘Drain You’
‘In Bloom’
‘Come As You Are’
‘About A Girl’
‘Lounge Act’
‘More Than A Feeling’/’Smells Like Teen Spirit’
‘On A Plain’
‘Negative Creep’
‘Been A Son’
‘All Apologies’
‘Stay Away’
‘Spank Thru’
‘Love Buzz’
‘The Money Will Roll Right In’
‘Territorial Pissings’
‘The Star Spangled Banner’

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