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Nirvana's "Bleach" Returns as 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue

August 14, 2009 2:26 PM ET

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Bleach, Sub Pop Records will reissue the band's 1989 debut album with as an expanded CD/double vinyl collection on November 3rd. Additionally, the reissued Bleach will feature an unreleased bonus live album called Live at Pine Street Theatre, recorded at the Portland, Oregon venue on February 9th, 1990. Both Bleach and the Pine Street show have been digitally remastered from the original tapes by Jack Endino, who produced Nirvana's debut LP.

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Pre-orders will soon be available at the Sub Pop, the home of Nirvana before the band made the major label jump to DGC for the legendary Nevermind. Bleach remains one of Sub Pop's few platinum albums. Like the original run of Bleach on vinyl, the first-run of the reissued double-LPs will be printed on white vinyl. Also, the songs "Big Cheese" and "Downer" will feature on vinyl for the first time after being excised from the original LP release. Both the CD and the LP will be accompanied with a booklet looking back at the classic debut along with never-before-seen photographs of Kurdt obain and Chris Novoselic, as they called themselves in the album's liner notes, along with pre-Grohl drummer Chad Channing. Read our recent interview with Channing here.)

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As for Pine Street concert, half of Bleach is represented, along with Incesticide's "Dive," "Molly's Lips" and "Been A Son," a performance of "Spank Thru" from the Sub Pop 200 comp and a early live version of "Sappy," or "Verve Chorus Verse" as it was called when it appeared as a secret song on 1993's No Alternative benefit disc. Get the track list for the Bleach: Deluxe Edition below:

Bleach: Deluxe Edition
1. Blew
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese
13. Downer

Live at Pine Street Theatre
1. Intro
2. School
3. Floyd the Barber
4. Dive
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly's Lips
8. Sappy
9. Scoff
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
12. Blew

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