Aneurysm - Nirvana - Live At The Paramount (Blu-ray)
Label: DGC - 0602527779003 • Format: Blu-ray Stereo, Multichannel • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
Live at the Paramount is a live video by American rock band Nirvanareleased in September It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc as part of the 20th anniversary of the band's second album and mainstream breakthrough, Nevermind. It features the band's live performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington on October 31, Recorded five weeks after the release of Nevermindthe footage is taken from the only Nirvana show to be shot on 16 mm film.
Nirvana's Paramount performance was the third of three shows in the Pacific Northwest with fellow Seattle band Mudhoneyand the final show of the North American leg of their Nevermind tour before the band departed for Europe. The three concerts, which also featured shows in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Canadahad been booked two months earlier and were originally to feature Mudhoney as the headliners. However, the surprising success of the band's second album, Nevermindwhich had been released the previous month, led to Nirvana being moved to the headlining spot.
The Seattle show, which also featured American rock band Bikini Kill on the bill, also had to be moved from the smaller Moore Theatre to the Paramount due to the demand for tickets. Nirvana's Paramount performance featured a typical set list of the time, with material from Nevermind and the band's debut album Bleachas well as set list regulars " Aneurysm ," " Been a Son " and the single, " Sliver.
English music journalist Everett Truea friend of Cobain's, described the Paramount show as "the end of an era" that showed that "incontrovertibly, Nirvana was now big news. There were six guys all clad in black running around with compact 35mm movie cameras and I was like, 'This is the beginning of the end.
It reeked of money. The idea of releasing the Paramount show in its entirety dates back to the band's lifetime. Footage from the performance appeared in the music video for "Lithium," directed Aneurysm - Nirvana - Live At The Paramount (Blu-ray) Kevin Kerslake. Sold Out!! In Octoberthe Paramount version of " Negative Creep ," from Wallace's mix, was released on the live compilation album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkahcompiled primarily by Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic.
The full soundboard of the Wallace mix had been available in trading circles for years before the release of Live at the Paramountbut remains unreleased. Jayson Greene of Pitchfork wrote that "the joy of Live at the Paramount is hearing the Aneurysm - Nirvana - Live At The Paramount (Blu-ray) of this moment: a great band newly famous, still reeling and flooded with nervy adrenaline. Reviewing the vinyl release inKerrang! And for a band so steeped in legend, that is a rare thing to have.
The Blu-ray version has been widely criticized for having audio sync problems. The DVD that comes with the limited edition Nevermind "Super Deluxe" boxset features the music videos for the four singles from the Nevermind album.
However these are not included with the standalone DVD or Blu-ray release. The concert was released as a double LP vinyl set on April 12, which came with a 12x24" poster and a replica of the VIP pass that was used on the night as a download card. Side A . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hal Leonard Corporation. Nirvana: The Biography. Da Capo Press.
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