NirvanaIn Utero

Label:DGC – DGCD-24607, Sub Pop – DGCD-24607
CD, Album, DADC
Style:Grunge, Alternative Rock


1Serve The Servants3:34
2Scentless Apprentice3:47
3Heart-Shaped Box
Engineer [2nd]Adam Kasper
Mixed By [Additional]Scott Litt
4Rape Me2:49
5Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle4:07
CelloKera Schaley
7Very Ape1:55
8Milk It3:52
9Pennyroyal Tea3:36
10Radio Friendly Unit Shifter4:49
12All Apologies
CelloKera Schaley
Engineer [2nd]Adam Kasper
Mixed By [Additional]Scott Litt

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This is the DADC pressing version.

Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine.

℗© 1993 Geffen Records, Inc. DGC, 9130 Sunset
Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069-6197. Manufactured and distributed in the United States by Uni Distribution Corp. Made in U.S.A.
Produced by special arrangement with Sub Pop Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 20642 46072 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 720642460726
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Mirrored): DIDX-018824 3 ⟡ ⟡⟡ ⟡⟡⟡⟡⟡
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Mirrored): DIDX-018824 4 ⟡ ⟡⟡ ⟡⟡⟡⟡⟡
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Mirrored): DIDX-018824 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, Mirrored): DIDX-018824 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, Mirrored): DIDX-018824 6 ⟡ ⟡⟡ ⟡⟡⟡⟡⟡

Other Versions (5 of 421)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
In Utero (CD, Album, MPO Pressing)Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Sub Pop, Sub PopGED 24536, GED24536Europe1993
In Utero (LP, Album, Stereo)Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Sub PopGEF 24536, GEF24536Europe1993
In Utero (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Clear)DGC, Sub PopDGC-24607US1993
In Utero (Cassette, Album)Geffen Records, Sub PopGEC 24536Europe1993
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In Utero (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release, Stereo, Dolby)Star638Poland1993



  • dbasile's avatar
    This Is The Definitive CD Of In Utero, The MFSL & The 20th Anniversary Both Have Their Pros And Cons But This Is Perfect From Start To Finish.
    • copyboy311's avatar
      I disagree with the suggested bass and treble positions ;-)
      • Rushfan123's avatar
        Could someone explain this thing about there being two masters of this album? I understand that Bob Ludwig's master is the "normal" version found in basically every pressing, while Albini's original version is much more raw and can only be found in very specific pressings. Im very interested in owning a copy of each master, but just need a little bit of clarification on what I'm looking for. Thanks.
        • 4245361 in utero, Geffen UK this is the original Steve Albini mix that was mistakenly printed on UK vinyl, I have a vinyl copy , it really does sound different/better than the CDS, and other vinyl copies that I have heard, there is no question
          • Rick_Mayer's avatar
            The innocence that was constant throughout 'Nevermind' manifests itself into pure rage and aggression on their follow-up. Dave Grohl's drumming on 'In Utero' may just very well be the most mind blowing and hardest hitting album since Moon and Bonham were alive. Always imitated but never duplicated, this is a good and angry follow-up to the beast that was their breakthrough album with lots of Cobain fueled angst to make this a real keeper. Don't see a hit song here and somehow that might have been by design. THANK GOD!!!
            • djproject's avatar
              Edited 18 years ago
              If Nirvana was going to end on a good note - in terms of acclaim, popularity and craft - this is the best way to do it.

              If Nevermind was ended up being a reflection of their entry into indie/mega popular status, In Utero both solidified their popularity and confirm them as anti-pop stars. Employing the engineering skills and noise sensibilities of Steve Albini, Nirvana create a work that is more cathartic, aggressive and confrontational. Here the drums and the guitars sound like assault machine guns going a blaze. The lyrics have cobra's venom delivered by a Cobain that alternates between resigned melancholy and scathing assertion.

              The lyrics here reflected a Cobain who was on edge. He was dealing with his old fans who thought Nevermind put them in the sell-out category, his new fans who were more fair-weathered, the media in general, fame, success and his family. Strangely enough, there are some moments where he hits upon an exit to his downward spiral (the final lines of "All Apologizes" for an example) but this was someone felt so depressed and so clouded with negativity that he couldn't take it anymore.

              Personally I enjoyed this album more than Nevermind and consider this to be one of their finest. While it's fun to imagine what Nirvana could have done in the long run, there's also nothing wrong with this album being the last album and a final testament to an important and intriguing group that became popular on its own terms.


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