I’m glad to say that I am one of a number of people who were aware of Nirvana before they were on MTV, and the album that you had to hear was Bleach (Sub Pop). It was pushed because critics back then loved it. They could have remained an obscure band from Aberdeen, Washington, but soon the world would discover an album by a band who paid around $600 for this to be put together.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Sub PoP Records have put together a special deluxe edition of this album. If you didn’t get the original limited edition white vinyl pressing in 1989, you settled with the regular black vinyl version and that was that. But take a look at how this deluxe edition will look, be it vinyl or compact disc. Loads of extra songs, photos previously unseen (including the cover shot that isn’t a reverse negative, so you can see how it actually looks), and liner notes found in a 52-page booklet for the CD version, or a 16-page booklet for the double LP. The album was remastered by its producer, Jack Endino, so you know it’s going to beat up your face.
The deluxe will be released on November 3rd, and both the vinyl and CD versions can be pre-ordered directly from Sub Pop (click the link).