Nirvana: The Recording Sessions
By: Rob Jovanovic (author)Paperback
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Most books about Nirvana concentrate on Kurt Cobain's short tragic life and suicide, whereas this puts Nirvana's music center stage. Over 40 recording sessions, including private recordings, made between 1982 and 1994 are painstakingly analyzed, from Kurt Cobain's first bedroom four-track demos through to the "new" tracks including the With The Lights Out box set, Live At Reading, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Nevermind and the expanded Bleach. The author draws on hours of interviews with those who worked on Nirvana's sessions, including engineers, producers, guest musicians and other collaborators. Whilst this book was published in hardback in 2004 by Helter Skelter (gaining a prestigious Certificate Of Merit from the American Association For Recorded Sound Collections in the category for Best Rock Research), it was never officially published in the band's own county. This new fully-updated paperback, from Soundcheck Books, is therefore the first chance that fans in North America will have to read it.
Praise for the original hardback: "a brilliant overview of the band's musical output" - NME; "Exhaustive And Impeccably Researched" - Metal Hammer; " - manna from heaven" Kerrang!
Rob Jovanovic is a well-respected full-time music writer having published books on Beck, R.E.M., Velvet Underground amongst others and worked with publishers as diverse as Orion, Aurum and Piatkus. He has also written a book on football cards and stickers for Orion, and as a Nottingham Forest fan residing in the city he lives life in a state of perpetual disappointment.
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