In Utero

~ Release group by Nirvana

Wikipedia

In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, on DGC Records. Nirvana intended the record to diverge significantly from the polished production of its previous album, Nevermind (1991). To capture a more abrasive and natural sound, the group hired producer Steve Albini to record In Utero during a two-week period in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The music was recorded quickly with few studio embellishments, and the song lyrics and album packaging incorporated medical imagery that conveyed frontman Kurt Cobain's outlook on his publicized personal life and his band's newfound fame.

Soon after recording was completed, rumors circulated in the press that DGC might not release the album in its original state, as the record label felt that the result was not commercially viable. Although Nirvana publicly denied the statements, the group was not fully satisfied with the sound Albini had captured. Albini declined to alter the album further, and ultimately the band hired R.E.M producer Scott Litt to make minor changes to the album's sound and remix the singles "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies".

Upon release, In Utero entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one and received critical acclaim as a drastic departure from Nevermind. The record has been certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold 15 million copies worldwide.

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
In Utero CD 13 Geffen Records GED 24536 720642453629
In Utero CD 12 BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., Geffen Records D190124, DGCD-24607 720642460726
In Utero (clean version) CD 12 DGC Records DGCD-24705 720642470527
In Utero 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records GEF-24607
In Utero CD 12 Geffen Records, Sub Pop Records 424 536-2, GED 24536 720642453629
In Utero CD 12 Geffen Records, Sub Pop Records GEFD-24536 720642453629
In Utero 12" Vinyl 12 Geffen Records GEF 24536 720642453612
In Utero Vinyl 12 Geffen Records GEF 24536 720642453612
In Utero CD 13 Geffen Records MVCG-126 4988067012944
In Utero CD 12 Geffen Records 424536-2 720642453629
In Utero CD 12 Geffen Records MMTCD 2186 6001210284734
In Utero CD 12 DGC Records DGCD-24607 020831467124
In Utero CD 12 DGC Records, Columbia House *DGCD 24607 0208314671259
In Utero CD 12 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 690 015775169029
In Utero 12" Vinyl 12 Universal Records (originally part of Rising Tide Records, pop division spun off in 1996) 424 536-1 0720642453612
In Utero (limited edition) SHM-CD 12 Geffen Records UICY-91225 4988005537638
In Utero Vinyl 12 Original Recordings Group ORG 033 892001002332
In Utero (Japanese limited edition SHM-CD) CD 12 DGC Records UICY-75127 4988005677051
In Utero (20th Anniversary Edition) 3×12" Vinyl 6 + 6 + 8 DGC Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America) 0602537483464 602537483464
In Utero (20th anniversary edition) 2×CD 20 + 23 DGC Records 0602537539222 602537539222
In Utero (20th anniversary edition) 3×CD + DVD 20 + 23 + 17 + 29 DGC Records, Geffen Records 00602537462445 602537462445
In Utero 2×CD 20 + 23 DGC Records B0019039-02 602537502974
In Utero (20th anniversary Target exclusive) CD 20 DGC Records B0019191-02 602537530007
In Utero (20th anniversary super deluxe) 3×Digital Media 20 + 23 + 17 Geffen Records [none]
Promotion
In Utero 12" Vinyl 12 EMI ("EMI" logo; 1972–today), Geffen Records GEF 24536 P

Relationships

associated singles: All Apologies / Rape Me
cover of: Milkin' It by Various Artists
covers: 2013-09-13: Deervana: Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, USA by Deer Tick
live performances: 2013-09-13: Deervana: Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, USA by Deer Tick
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000097301 [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/master/13859 [info]
Wikidata: Q222001 [info]
Wikipedia: en: In Utero (album) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/N/Nirvana/Discography/In_Utero/ [info]
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/nirvana/in_utero/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/26412 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/5b8c [info]