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NIRVANA – “Nevermind” 20th anniversary

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Nirvana’s „Nevermind“ album is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A good reason to offer two hours of best grunge rock. Exclusively compiled for SWISS.

The seminal album «Nevermind», released by the ‘grunge’ rock band NIRVANA and its cult lead singer Kurt Cobain in September 1991, is regarded as a timeless milestone that changed the face of music forever. Universal Music is marking the 20th anniversary of «Nevermind» with special reissues featuring previously unreleased bonus material. Released in the USA on 24 September 1991, NIRVANA’s second studio album revolutionised the international music scene.

NIRVANA – the last real pop revolution began in Aberdeen, Washington State. Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist, and Krist Novoselić, bass, formed the band at the end of the 1980s, and played their first gig under the name NIRVANA in March 1988. The band’s debut album was released in 1989 on the Seattle-based independent label Sub Pop, the home of grunge bands such as Mudhoney or Soundgarden. NIRVANA’s second album “Nevermind”, released on 24 September 1991, is a milestone in rock history.

This ‘grunge’ rock album changed the music scene forever.”Nevermind” even knocked Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” from the top of the Billboard charts. The iconic hit single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was played everywhere at the time. “Nevermind” has sold over 30 million copies in the two decades since its release. In1994, the band’s live album “MTV Unplugged in New York” was one of the top five selling albums in nine countries. However, Kurt Cobain found the weight of all this fame and fortune unbearable and struggled with severe bouts of depression. He tragically took his own life on 5 April 1994 at the untimely age of 27. The band’s lyrics, which articulated despair, anger, cynicism, alienation, reflect the level of his frustration. NIRVANA disbanded in 1994 after Cobain’s suicide and just three studio albums.

NIRVANA won nine music awards, including one Brit Award, one Grammy Award and five MTV Awards. They were nominated for a total of 21 awards. The band has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

Win
One of three Deluxe CD Editions or one of seven CDs of “Nevermind” by Nirvana. Send your name and address to: inflight.entertainment@swiss.com. Closing date: 31.01.2012. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be informed in writing.


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