Rarities album from the Nirvana frontman to be released in November
The track had previously surfaced earlier in the year, but is now officially airing online ahead of a new seven-inch that also includes solo debut ‘Sappy’.
It will be included on upcoming Cobain solo album, ‘Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings’, which will be released on November 13 as a 31-track deluxe record or as a 13-track standard edition.
The 31-track deluxe release serves as a soundtrack to recent Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck.
It showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs. The 13-track standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in deluxe and standard digital editions.
‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ will be released by Universal Music on CD, cassette and digital formats with a 2LP vinyl edition of the album following on December 4.
Director Brett Morgen sifted through the extensive Cobain archives for home recordings and rare tracks while curating the album. Morgen previously told US publication Bedford + Bowery: “Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him.”
The release will include recordings featured in the film, and it has been reported that other unheard material will also be included. Morgen describes the music featured as ranging “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between”. It will also include “a sketch comedy routine”.
Commenting on the soundtrack as a whole, Morgen said: “You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.”
Defending his decision to release an album of material recorded by Cobain prior to his death in 1994, Morgen said: “Just like ‘The Bootleg Series’ furthers your understanding of Bob Dylan’s process, I find that ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ furthers not just our understanding of his process but represents yet another angle, another side of Kurt — an artistic outlet that he was not necessarily able to work with in the context of a three-piece band.
“It’s not scraps and discarded, insignificant material. It really is furthering our understanding of one of the most significant artists of our time.”