A recently unearthed Kurt Cobain demo, titled ‘Sappy’, is now streaming online.
The track will be included on upcoming solo album of sorts, ‘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.
‘Sappy’ also features on a 7-inch featuring a Cobain cover of The Beatles‘ ‘And I Love Her’. That will be released on December 4.
‘Sappy’ has been widely available in bootleg form and online for years, but this is the first high quality version to be released. Listen below.
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.”