Nirvana ‎– Nevermind

ORG Music ‎– ORG 032
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Test Pressing


A1 Smells Like Teen Spirit
A2 In Bloom
A3 Come As You Are
A4 Breed
A5 Lithium
A6 Polly
B1 Territorial Pissings
B2 Drain You
B3 Lounge Act
B4 Stay Away
B5 On A Plain
B6 Something In The Way

Companies, etc.


  • Mastered ByBG*


The test pressing was made after the Nirvana catalog was transferred from Original Recordings Group to ORG Music, which seems to have been formed in late 2010. This is the second pressing on any of the ORG labels, or the first ORG Music pressing.

The same generic labels were used on both sides. The test pressings came in white inner sleeves with a sticker in the upper right corner. The second number on the sticker is the internal pressing plant job number, which is also found in the matrix codes. "Stückzahl" is German for quantity.

The lacquers were cut in 2009 at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Whether "BG" in the matrix codes identifies Grundman personally as the cutting engineer or the company in general, is unknown. The cutting engineer also wrote the catalog numbers. Both these parts are handwritten. The pairs of fathers and mothers were processed by Record Technology Incorporated (RTI) in the USA, which added, handwritten, "18200.1/2(3)" to the lacquers before plating them. The number is their internal job number, and also specifies the plating process, the three-step process. RTI also processed stampers and pressed the first pressing records, with matrix codes containing the three parts just mentioned.

ORG Music was formed some time in late 2010, and they replaced RTI with Furnace MFG for their vinyl orders. Furnace subcontracted the production to Pallas Group in Germany. This partnership is referred to as Pallas USA. The original pair of mothers, or a new pair made from the original pair of fathers, was then sent to Pallas. Pallas stamped their internal job number, "21919", and "P. USA" onto the mother plates. The rest of the matrix codes are obviously identical to the first pressing by RTI.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: (Side A): BG ORG 032-A -21919- P. USA 18200.1(3)···
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side B): BG ORG 032-B -21919- P. USA 18200.2(3)···

Other Versions (5 of 463) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DGCD-24425 Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, MP, DAD) DGC, Sub Pop DGCD-24425 US 1991 Sell This Version
GEF 24425 TP Nirvana Nevermind(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Promo, Unofficial, Pur) Geffen Records (2) GEF 24425 TP UK Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0636 Nirvana Nevermind(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0636 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
21 0118-2 311 Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gol) Globus International 21 0118-2 311 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
UDCD 666 Nirvana Nevermind(CD, Album, Unofficial, Min) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (2) UDCD 666 Russia 1991 Sell This Version