Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’ Turns 20, New Live Recording Coming
Nirvana’s first full-length album, “Bleach,” is getting a deluxe reissue treatment on the 20th anniversary of its release, the band’s original label home, Sub Pop, announced today. The special edition will include a previously unreleased live performance, along with a newly remastered version of the original album and a collection of previously unseen photos of the band. The deluxe package is set for release on Nov. 3.
“Bleach,” the band’s first album and its only full-length on Sub Pop, was recorded in December, 1988 and January, 1989 and was released in June of 1989. After initially selling more than 40,000 copies and starting the group’s ascension to worldwide renown, the album went on to sell more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The reissue will include a complete live recording of the band’s Feb. 9, 1990 show at the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Ore. The 11-song show includes a cover of the Vaseline’s “Molly’s Lips,” and has been remixed from the original tapes by “Bleach” producer Jack Endino (who also oversaw the remastering of the original album for the new edition).
The remastered “Bleach” will be released as a single CD and a double LP, pressed on 180 gram white vinyl. More details about the release and and pre-order information can be found on