Nirvana ‎– With The Lights Out

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Heartbreaker (Live, 1987 - First Nirvana Show) 3:00
Anorexorcist (Radio Performance, 1987) 2:45
White Lace And Strange (Radio Performance, 1987) 2:09
Help Me I'm Hungry (Radio Performance, 1987) 2:42
Mrs. Butterworth (Rehearsal Recording, 1988) 4:05
If You Must (Demo, 1988) 4:01
Pen Cap Chew (Demo, 1988) 3:02
Downer (Live, 1988) 1:43
Floyd The Barber (Live, 1988) 2:33
Raunchola / Moby Dick (Live, 1988) 6:25
Beans (Solo Acoustic, Undated) 1:33
Don't Want It All (Solo Acoustic, Undated) 2:26
Clean Up Before She Comes (Solo Acoustic, Undated) 3:13
Polly (Solo Acoustic, 1988) 2:30
About A Girl (Solo Acoustic, 1988) 2:45
Blandest (Demo, 1988) 3:56
Dive (Demo, 1988) 4:51
They Hung Him On A Cross (Demo, 1989) 1:57
Grey Goose (Demo, 1989) 4:36
Ain't It A Shame (Demo, 1989) 2:02
Token Eastern Song (Demo, 1989) 3:21
Even In His Youth (Demo, 1989) 3:13
Polly (Demo, 1989) 2:37
Opinion (Solo Acoustic, 1990) 1:34
Lithium (Solo Acoustic, 1990) 1:49
Been A Son (Solo Acoustic, 1990) 1:13
Sliver (Solo Acoustic, 1989) 2:10
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Solo Acoustic, 1989) 2:32
Pay To Play (Demo, 1990 ) 3:29
Here She Comes Now (Demo, 1990) 5:02
Drain You (Demo, 1990) 2:38
Aneurysm (Demo, 1990) 4:48
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Rehearsal Demo, 1991) 5:41
Breed (Rough Mix, 1991) 3:08
Verse Chorus Verse (Outtake, 1991 * ) 3:18
Old Age (Outtake, 1991) 4:21
Endless, Nameless (Radio Appearence, 1991) 8:48
Dumb (Radio Appearence, 1991) 2:35
D-7 (Radio Appearence, 1990) 3:47
Oh The Guilt (B-Side, 1992) 3:26
Curmudgeon (B-Side, 1992) 3:04
Return Of The Rat (Outtake, 1992) 3:09
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Butch Vig Mix, Recorded May, 1991) 4:59
Rape Me (Solo Acoustic, 1992) 3:23
Rape Me (Demo, 1992) 3:02
Scentless Apprentice (Rehearsal Demo, 1992) 9:33
Heart Shaped Box (Demo, 1993) 5:32
I Hate Myself And I Want To Die (B-Side, 1993) 4:03
Milk It (Demo, 1993) 4:35
Moist Vagina (Demo, 1993) 1:57
Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip (B-Side, 1993) 7:34
The Other Improv (Demo, 1993) 6:25
Serve The Servants (Solo Acoustic, 1993) 1:36
Very Ape (Solo Acoustic, 1993) 1:53
Pennyroyal Tea (Solo Acoustic 1993 * ) 3:30
Marigold (B-Side, 1993) 2:34
Sappy (Retitled 'Verse Chorus Verse' For Release - B-Side, 1993 ) 3:27
Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam (Rehearsal Demo, 1994) 3:58
Do Re Mi (Solo Acoustic, 1994) 4:25
You Know You're Right (Solo Acoustic, 1994) 2:31
All Apologies (Solo Acoustic, Undated) 3:33
Love Buzz
Scoff
About A Girl
Big Long Now
Immigrant Song
Spank Thru
Hairspray Queen
School
Mr. Moustache
Big Cheese
In Bloom (Sub Pop Video)
Sappy
School
Love Buzz
Pennyroyal Tea
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Territorial Pissings
Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam
Talk To Me
Seasons In The Sun

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0003727-00 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box) DGC B0003727-00 US 2004 Sell This Version
MR 1024-2, B003727-00, 0602498646656, 060249864738 Nirvana With The Lights Out (Disc 1)(CD, Comp) Moon Records (2), DGC, Moon Records (2), DGC, Moon Records (2), DGC MR 1024-2, B003727-00, 0602498646656, 060249864738 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
MR 1025-2, B003727-00, 0602498646663, 060249864738 Nirvana With The Lights Out (Disc 2)(CD, Comp) Moon Records (2), DGC, Moon Records (2), DGC, Moon Records (2), DGC MR 1025-2, B003727-00, 0602498646663, 060249864738 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
MR 1026-2, B003727-00, 0602498646670, 060249864738 Nirvana With The Lights Out (Disc 3)(CD, Comp) Moon Records (2), DGC, Moon Records (2), DGC, Moon Records (2), DGC MR 1026-2, B003727-00, 0602498646670, 060249864738 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
B0003727-00 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box) DGC B0003727-00 US 2004 Sell This Version
UICY-9500 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box) DGC UICY-9500 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
B0003727-00, 0602498648384 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, PAL + Box) DGC, DGC B0003727-00, 0602498648384 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
B0003727-00, 0602498648384 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, PAL + Box) DGC, DGC B0003727-00, 0602498648384 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
0602498648384 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, PAL + Box) DGC 0602498648384 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
B0003727-00, 0602498648384 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, PAL + Box, Unofficial) DGC (2), DGC (2) B0003727-00, 0602498648384 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Nirvana With The Lights Out(4xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Geffen Records (2) none Russia 2004 Sell This Version
DSD-0416 Nirvana With The Lights Out(2xHDCD, Comp, Promo, Unofficial) Direct Strem Digital DSD-0416 China 2005 Sell This Version
DSD-0416 Nirvana With The Lights Out(2xHDCD, Comp, Unofficial) Direct Strem Digital DSD-0416 China 2005 Sell This Version
0602498648384 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp, Unofficial + DVD-V, Unofficial, PAL + ) DGC (2) 0602498648384 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
none Nirvana With The Lights Out (Volume One)(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial + DVD-V, Unofficial) Not On Label (Nirvana) none Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
none Nirvana With The Lights Out (Volume Two)(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial + DVD-V, Unofficial) Not On Label (Nirvana) none Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
0602498648384 Nirvana With The Lights Out(3xCD, Comp, Unofficial + Box) Geffen Records (2) 0602498648384 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
FZ-3479 Nirvana With The Lights Out(DVD-V, Comp, Unofficial, PAL) Parlophone FZ-3479 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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lindy919

lindy919

October 7, 2018
referencing With The Lights Out, 3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box, B0003727-00
Don't waste your time or money! This is the type of garbage put out for suckers with a weird compulsion to collect everything Nirvana.
GonzoZoltard

GonzoZoltard

February 12, 2018
referencing With The Lights Out, 3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box, B0003727-00
I wish they would release this as a vinyl box set. Make it happen Geffen!!
JBurns999

JBurns999

February 7, 2017
referencing With The Lights Out, 3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box, B0003727-00
Anyone willing to give me a replacement back cover?
(one more word)
NWpunx

NWpunx

January 12, 2017
referencing With The Lights Out, 3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC + Box, B0003727-00
'They Hung Him On A Cross' and 'Ain't It A Shame' are good songs. KC was too funny.
_Ivo_

_Ivo_

December 28, 2012
referencing With The Lights Out, 3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, PAL + Box, B0003727-00, 0602498648384

Somehow I got a copy with the US code on the box spine and the Europe code on the back sticker. As all cd's and DVD say "made in the EU" I'll put mine as European. Beware...
Nijobe

Nijobe

February 5, 2008
edited over 5 years ago
referencing With The Lights Out, 3xCD, Comp + DVD-V, PAL + Box, B0003727-00, 0602498648384

There are eight previously unreleased / rare original Nirvana songs here that are worth listening to, mostly on CD2: five that are really good ('Verse Chorus Verse', 'Old Age', 'D-7', 'Oh The Guilt', 'Sappy') and three that are average ('Opinion', Return Of The Rat', 'Do Re Mi'). The solo acoustic cover of 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night' is also worth checking out, the minor chords at the end of the second line of each verse giving it a more melancholic feel than the 'Unplugged In New York' version.

However, the remaining 52 audio tracks, mostly on CDs 1 and 3, are either weak demos that never made it, poor quality covers, previously released B-sides, or demo / live versions of stuff you can find in similar or far better musical form on other official releases.

The DVD contains live recordings of often poor sound quality that do not add anything to Nirvana's musical legacy. Much better live Nirvana could already be found on 'Live Tonight, Sold Out', 'From the Muddy Banks of the Wiskaw', the B-sides of several singles, and on the subsequently released 'Live At Reading'.

The booklet rescues the boxset to a certain extent, providing an illustrated background to the 3 CDs, personal recollections of the band from Thurston Moore, and a very loosely-related but well-written guitar music history lesson by Neil Strauss that ends with Nirvana as kings of the 'fourth wave of punk'.

In summary, I would say this boxset is for Nirvana obsessives only, who will listen to it a few times before archiving it away happy in the knowledge that they have heard everything the band ever did (until the next boxset comes along). However, try to get this for under ten quid, as there is way too much filler here to justify paying more.