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Verse Chorus Verse
The Advanced Cassette copies of the album. This show the early version of the double album.
Live album by
ReleasedNo (Street Date: Oct. 31st; Scheduled Release date: Nov. 1st, 1994)
Recorded1989–1994
VenueVarious
GenreGrunge
LengthApprox. 112 minutes
LabelDGC
ProducerNirvana
Nirvana chronology
In Utero
(1993)
Verse Chorus Verse
(1994)
Unplugged In New York
(1994)

Verse Chorus Verse is an unreleased live album by the American grunge band Nirvana, once scheduled for release on November 1, 1994. It was to be a double album comprising a CD of live performances on one CD and Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance on the other. It was canceled as Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl found it overwhelming to compile material so soon after the death of Kurt Cobain earlier that year.[1]

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The subsequent track-listing differs greatly from the track-listing that was eventually released on 1996's From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.[1] The title of the album is a sarcastic acknowledgement of the band's standard rock-song format and also comes from a Nirvana song of the same name that appeared on 1993's 'No Alternative' benefit album.[2] Concept art for the album by the band's art director and designer, Robert Fisher, was posted online in late 2019.

Development[edit]

Nirvana's record label DGC announced Verse Chorus Verse in August 1994. It was to be a double album, with live material from throughout Nirvana's career on one CD and their MTV Unplugged performance on the other, and was due for release on November 1 that year.[3] However, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found assembling the material so soon after Cobain's death emotionally overwhelming. Cashbox magazine announced that the album was being compiled in the September 3, 1994 issue,[4] and then announced in the following issue dated September 10, 1994 that the plan had changed and that only the MTV Unplugged performance would be released.[5]

Jim Merlis, head of Geffen, said releases were planned due to high demand for new Nirvana recordings and the fact that the band's 'Unplugged' set was already being widely bootlegged.[6][7]

Nirvana Mtv Unplugged Dvd

Although DGC had given the impression that the work on the live part had not progressed very far, and was why it was cancelled early on, Jim Merlis, in a 1997 article for Goldmine by Gillian Gaar, insisted that it was all complete bar mixing: “It was a whole cohesive album. And it’s different from the one that came out later [Wishkah]. They went back and started at square one with this [in 1996] because they gained a little perspective on it.”[8] There was also a television advertisement made for the album.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

No.TitleOther writersLength
1.'Drain You' (Same version from From the Muddy Banks of The Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])3:34
2.'Aneurysm' (Same version from Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl4:31
3.'Breed' (Different from version on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])3:17
4.'Serve The Servants' (Not on Wishkah; Recorded on Jan 7th 1994 at Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA, US.[11])3:57
5.'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (Same version from Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl4:47
6.'Spank Thru' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Montgomery,. Recorded Live at the Astoria Theatre in London, England on Dec. 3rd, 1989.[10])~2:50
7.'Sliver' (Different from version on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])1:57
8.'Dive' (Not on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Montgomery,. Recorded at the Astoria Theatre in London, England on Dec. 3rd, 1989.[10])Cobain, Novoselic~3:36
9.'Lithium' (Different from version on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])4:43
10.'Rape Me' (Not on Wishkah. Recorded live on the Dogfish mobile truck at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington on Oct. 31, 1991.[10])3:04
11.'School' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Overbay, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego California on Dec. 29th, 1993.[10])~2:30
12.'Sappy (Verse Chorus Verse)[12]' (Not on Wishkah; Recorded Nov 29th 1989 at 'l'Usine', Geneva, Switzerland.)2:57
13.'Negative Creep' (Same version from Wishkah. Recorded by Andy Wallace at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, October 31, 1991.[13])2:43
14.'Heart-Shaped Box' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Overbay. Remixed by Scott Litt. Recorded for MTV’s “Live and Loud” at Pier 48, Seattle, WA, on Dec 13, 1993.[10])4:38
15.'Blew' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Overbay. Remixed by Scott Litt. Recorded for MTV’s “Live and Loud” at Pier 48, Seattle, WA, on Dec 13, 1993.[10])3:39
16.'Scentless Apprentice' (Same version from Wishkah. Recorded for MTV Live and Loud by Scott Litt at Pier 48, Seattle, Dec 13, 1993[13])Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl3:31
17.'Territorial Pissings' (Not on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])Cobain, Powers2:45
Total length:~58:59

Disc 2: 'MTV Unplugged In New York'[edit]

Track listing and times taken from advanced cassette. Recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993.

All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

No.TitleOther writersLength
1.'About A Girl'3:37
2.'Come As You Are'4:13
3.'Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam'Eugene Kelly, Frances McKee4:37
4.'The Man Who Sold the World'David Bowie4:20
5.'Pennyroyal Tea'3:40
6.'Dumb'2:52
7.'Polly'3:16
8.'On A Plain'3:44
9.'Something In The Way'4:01
10.'Plateau'Curt Kirkwood3:38
11.'Oh, Me'Curt Kirkwood3:26
12.'Lake of Fire'Curt Kirkwood2:55
13.'All Apologies'4:23
14.'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'Traditional; arranged by Lead Belly5:07
Total length:53:50

Personnel[edit]

Disc 1:Nirvana

  • Kurt Cobain – vocals, guitar
  • Krist Novoselic – bass
  • Chad Channing - drums on 'Sappy (Verse Chorus Verse)', 'Spank Thru', and 'Dive'.
  • Dave Grohl – drums on all tracks, except tracks 6,8, and track 12.

Additional musicians

  • Pat Smear – rhythm guitar on 'Serve The Servants', 'Heart-Shaped Box', 'School' and 'Scentless Apprentice'.
  • Lori Goldston – cello on 'Blew'.

Disc 2:Nirvana

  • Kurt Cobain – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, except on tracks 10, 11, and 12.
  • Krist Novoselic – acoustic bass, accordion on track 3, acoustic rhythm guitar on tracks 10, 11, and 12.
  • Dave Grohl – drums, backing vocals, acoustic bass on track 3.
  • Pat Smear – acoustic guitar, except on tracks 5, 10, 11, and 12.

Additional musicians

  • Lori Goldston – cello, except on tracks 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, and 12.
  • Cris Kirkwood – acoustic bass and backing vocals on tracks 10, 11, and 12.
  • Curt Kirkwood – acoustic lead guitar on tracks 10, 11, and 12.

Gallery[edit]

Nirvana
  • Verse Chorus Verse promo tape - Side 1

  • Verse Chorus Verse promo tape - Side 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ abGaar, Gillian G (March 31, 2020). 'A look at Nirvana's collectible recordings'. Goldmine. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  2. ^'Live Nirvana release prepared for this fall'. Journal Times.
  3. ^Live Nirvana release prepared for this fall journaltimes.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^'News'(PDF). Cashbox. September 3, 1994. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  5. ^'News'(PDF). Cashbox. September 10, 1994. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  6. ^Gillian Gaar, Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana.
  7. ^NIRVANA TO ISSUE DOUBLE ALBUM IN NOVEMBER OF BAND'S LIVE RECORDINGS deseretnews.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  8. ^Nirvana – DGC Advance Tape of Unreleased Live Album “Verse Chorus Verse” recordmecca.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  9. ^test vimeo.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  10. ^ abcdefghijklm'FlyingFishStudio⚡️RobertFisher on Instagram: 'So many people have been asking me if I ever started working on the art for Verse Chorus Verse. Well I just uncovered a old photocopy print…''. Instagram.
  11. ^STS Jan 7 1994 (from VCV Tape) soundcloud.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  12. ^Sappy Nov 29 1989 (from VCV Tape) soundcloud.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  13. ^ abNirvana – Verse Chorus Verse discogs.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.

External links[edit]

Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Verse_Chorus_Verse_(Nirvana_album)&oldid=990913371'
Verse Chorus Verse
The Advanced Cassette copies of the album. This show the early version of the double album.
Live album by
ReleasedNo (Street Date: Oct. 31st; Scheduled Release date: Nov. 1st, 1994)
Recorded1989–1994
VenueVarious
GenreGrunge
LengthApprox. 112 minutes
LabelDGC
ProducerNirvana
Nirvana chronology
In Utero
(1993)
Verse Chorus Verse
(1994)
Unplugged In New York
(1994)

Verse Chorus Verse is an unreleased live album by the American grunge band Nirvana, once scheduled for release on November 1, 1994. It was to be a double album comprising a CD of live performances on one CD and Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance on the other. It was canceled as Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl found it overwhelming to compile material so soon after the death of Kurt Cobain earlier that year.[1]

The subsequent track-listing differs greatly from the track-listing that was eventually released on 1996's From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.[1] The title of the album is a sarcastic acknowledgement of the band's standard rock-song format and also comes from a Nirvana song of the same name that appeared on 1993's 'No Alternative' benefit album.[2] Concept art for the album by the band's art director and designer, Robert Fisher, was posted online in late 2019.

Development[edit]

Nirvana's record label DGC announced Verse Chorus Verse in August 1994. It was to be a double album, with live material from throughout Nirvana's career on one CD and their MTV Unplugged performance on the other, and was due for release on November 1 that year.[3] However, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found assembling the material so soon after Cobain's death emotionally overwhelming. Cashbox magazine announced that the album was being compiled in the September 3, 1994 issue,[4] and then announced in the following issue dated September 10, 1994 that the plan had changed and that only the MTV Unplugged performance would be released.[5]

Jim Merlis, head of Geffen, said releases were planned due to high demand for new Nirvana recordings and the fact that the band's 'Unplugged' set was already being widely bootlegged.[6][7]

Although DGC had given the impression that the work on the live part had not progressed very far, and was why it was cancelled early on, Jim Merlis, in a 1997 article for Goldmine by Gillian Gaar, insisted that it was all complete bar mixing: “It was a whole cohesive album. And it’s different from the one that came out later [Wishkah]. They went back and started at square one with this [in 1996] because they gained a little perspective on it.”[8] There was also a television advertisement made for the album.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

Nirvana Mtv Unplugged Cd Album

No.TitleOther writersLength
1.'Drain You' (Same version from From the Muddy Banks of The Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])3:34
2.'Aneurysm' (Same version from Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl4:31
3.'Breed' (Different from version on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])3:17
4.'Serve The Servants' (Not on Wishkah; Recorded on Jan 7th 1994 at Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA, US.[11])3:57
5.'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (Same version from Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl4:47
6.'Spank Thru' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Montgomery,. Recorded Live at the Astoria Theatre in London, England on Dec. 3rd, 1989.[10])~2:50
7.'Sliver' (Different from version on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])1:57
8.'Dive' (Not on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Montgomery,. Recorded at the Astoria Theatre in London, England on Dec. 3rd, 1989.[10])Cobain, Novoselic~3:36
9.'Lithium' (Different from version on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])4:43
10.'Rape Me' (Not on Wishkah. Recorded live on the Dogfish mobile truck at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington on Oct. 31, 1991.[10])3:04
11.'School' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Overbay, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego California on Dec. 29th, 1993.[10])~2:30
12.'Sappy (Verse Chorus Verse)[12]' (Not on Wishkah; Recorded Nov 29th 1989 at 'l'Usine', Geneva, Switzerland.)2:57
13.'Negative Creep' (Same version from Wishkah. Recorded by Andy Wallace at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, October 31, 1991.[13])2:43
14.'Heart-Shaped Box' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Overbay. Remixed by Scott Litt. Recorded for MTV’s “Live and Loud” at Pier 48, Seattle, WA, on Dec 13, 1993.[10])4:38
15.'Blew' (Different from version on Wishkah. Live Mix by Craig Overbay. Remixed by Scott Litt. Recorded for MTV’s “Live and Loud” at Pier 48, Seattle, WA, on Dec 13, 1993.[10])3:39
16.'Scentless Apprentice' (Same version from Wishkah. Recorded for MTV Live and Loud by Scott Litt at Pier 48, Seattle, Dec 13, 1993[13])Cobain, Novoselic, Grohl3:31
17.'Territorial Pissings' (Not on Wishkah. Mobile Recording by Westwood One at O’Brien Pavillion, recorded on Dec 28th 1991 at Del Mar, California.[10])Cobain, Powers2:45
Total length:~58:59

Disc 2: 'MTV Unplugged In New York'[edit]

Track listing and times taken from advanced cassette. Recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993.

All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

No.TitleOther writersLength
1.'About A Girl'3:37
2.'Come As You Are'4:13
3.'Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam'Eugene Kelly, Frances McKee4:37
4.'The Man Who Sold the World'David Bowie4:20
5.'Pennyroyal Tea'3:40
6.'Dumb'2:52
7.'Polly'3:16
8.'On A Plain'3:44
9.'Something In The Way'4:01
10.'Plateau'Curt Kirkwood3:38
11.'Oh, Me'Curt Kirkwood3:26
12.'Lake of Fire'Curt Kirkwood2:55
13.'All Apologies'4:23
14.'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'Traditional; arranged by Lead Belly5:07
Total length:53:50

Personnel[edit]

Disc 1:Nirvana

  • Kurt Cobain – vocals, guitar
  • Krist Novoselic – bass
  • Chad Channing - drums on 'Sappy (Verse Chorus Verse)', 'Spank Thru', and 'Dive'.
  • Dave Grohl – drums on all tracks, except tracks 6,8, and track 12.

Additional musicians

  • Pat Smear – rhythm guitar on 'Serve The Servants', 'Heart-Shaped Box', 'School' and 'Scentless Apprentice'.
  • Lori Goldston – cello on 'Blew'.

Disc 2:Nirvana

  • Kurt Cobain – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, except on tracks 10, 11, and 12.
  • Krist Novoselic – acoustic bass, accordion on track 3, acoustic rhythm guitar on tracks 10, 11, and 12.
  • Dave Grohl – drums, backing vocals, acoustic bass on track 3.
  • Pat Smear – acoustic guitar, except on tracks 5, 10, 11, and 12.

Additional musicians

  • Lori Goldston – cello, except on tracks 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, and 12.
  • Cris Kirkwood – acoustic bass and backing vocals on tracks 10, 11, and 12.
  • Curt Kirkwood – acoustic lead guitar on tracks 10, 11, and 12.

Gallery[edit]

  • Verse Chorus Verse promo tape - Side 1

  • Verse Chorus Verse promo tape - Side 2

Nirvana Mtv Unplugged Concert

References[edit]

Nirvana Mtv Unplugged Full Concert

  1. ^ abGaar, Gillian G (March 31, 2020). 'A look at Nirvana's collectible recordings'. Goldmine. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  2. ^'Live Nirvana release prepared for this fall'. Journal Times.
  3. ^Live Nirvana release prepared for this fall journaltimes.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^'News'(PDF). Cashbox. September 3, 1994. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  5. ^'News'(PDF). Cashbox. September 10, 1994. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  6. ^Gillian Gaar, Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana.
  7. ^NIRVANA TO ISSUE DOUBLE ALBUM IN NOVEMBER OF BAND'S LIVE RECORDINGS deseretnews.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  8. ^Nirvana – DGC Advance Tape of Unreleased Live Album “Verse Chorus Verse” recordmecca.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  9. ^test vimeo.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  10. ^ abcdefghijklm'FlyingFishStudio⚡️RobertFisher on Instagram: 'So many people have been asking me if I ever started working on the art for Verse Chorus Verse. Well I just uncovered a old photocopy print…''. Instagram.
  11. ^STS Jan 7 1994 (from VCV Tape) soundcloud.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  12. ^Sappy Nov 29 1989 (from VCV Tape) soundcloud.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  13. ^ abNirvana – Verse Chorus Verse discogs.com. Retrieved February 3, 2018.

External links[edit]

Mtv Unplugged Nirvana Dvd

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