NirvanaIn Utero

Label:Geffen Records – 0720642453612, DGC – 0720642453612, Sub Pop – 0720642453612
Series:Back To Black
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180 Gram
Style:Grunge, Alternative Rock


A1Serve The Servants3:34
A2Scentless Apprentice3:47
A3Heart-Shaped Box
Engineer [2nd Engineer With Scott Litt]Adam Kasper
Mixed By [Additional Mixing]Scott Litt
A4Rape Me2:49
A5Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle4:07
CelloKera Schaley
B1Very Ape1:55
B2Milk It3:52
B3Pennyroyal Tea3:36
B4Radio Friendly Unit Shifter4:49
B6All Apologies
CelloKera Schaley
Engineer [2nd Engineer With Scott Litt]Adam Kasper
Mixed By [Additional Mixing]Scott Litt

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Part of the "Back To Black" vinyl reissue series by Universal Records but this is not part of the 60th vinyl anniversary.
Some copies have a black sticker on skin says: "Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album. 180 gram heavyweight vinyl."
Inserts jacket with lyrics, pictures & credits.
Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album.

Tracks A3 and B6 are the early Steve Albini mixes, instead of the Scott Litt mixes featured on the original album.

Track A3 misspelled as "Heat-Shaped Box" on the inner sleeve lyrics.
Track B5 misspelled as "Toutrette's" on the inner sleeve lyrics.

℗ 1993 Geffen Records, Inc., an MCA Company.
© 1993 Geffen Records, Inc., an MCA Company.
Made in Germany.

Mastered [...] at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

© 1993 Virgin Songs/The End of Music BMI

Produced by special arrangement with Sub Pop Records
Original sound recordings owned by Geffen Records, Inc
Universal Music (UK) Ltd. are the exclusive licensees for the UK

Runouts are stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As printed): 7 20642 45361 2
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC A): 720642453612
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Label Code: LC 07266
  • Other (Back-to-Black Hype Sticker Code): B2B_JT_STK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): A33 9124 536 S1 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): A33 9124 536 S2 320

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



  • dk2852's avatar
    Edited 6 months ago
    Very impressive pressing. This is one of those records that sounds very different on vinyl versus the CD. If you're very used to the CD, this will have you in awe. Especially in the quiet parts where you can hear Cobain's voice like he's recording in the next room.
    • romandeprez's avatar
      • highvvoltage's avatar
        The issue with EQ settings is that they don't exist in most high end systems... EQ throws a bunch of garbage in the signal path & it becomes more about what speakers to run for a record, the turn table itself, and the phono pickup tracking the album... so for a label to press the product poorly, & then ask the consumer to compensate for their little f up pressing is frankly despicable...
        • lucgr94's avatar
          this pressing sounds great. The Mixing is amazing, loud and clear. Love the A side, one of the best grunge records, totally recomended.
          • joeyms16's avatar
            sounds great when you use the recommended eq settings. it sounds too bassy without the eq, like many are complaining of in these comments, but this is a feature not an issue.
            • Entrigo's avatar
              Not sure, but my copy sounds far too heavy on the bass - really boomy and with no definition, to the point I have to listen to it with flat bass. And I normally like a punchy bass. Have I got a dud copy?
              • FaQ84's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                I finally got my copy, completely flat and it sounds outstandingly clear. No surface noise, no pops, cracks nor skips. The entire mixing is fantastic. The artwork and inner sleeve deserved a better treatment, but hell, this is grunge!!!!

                Edit: As I always do, I took a couple of minutes to clean this vinyl up, it was pretty dirty.
                • Spookypumpkin's avatar
                  High quality packaging though the artwork isn’t the best quality print, especially on the back. though my copy has consistent white noise throughout every song exept “All Apologies” the mastering itself is really great, it sounds super punchy and detailed and warm and a lot more aggressive and grungy than the digital version. I normally don’t say vinyl truly sounds different in a good way to it’s streaming release but I much prefer the way this pressing is mixed, everything feels more present than what we have on streaming. Almost feels like I’m seeing then live. Not the best vinyl pressing but the mastering is some of the best in my record collection, truly magnificent.
                  • TomMegginson's avatar
                    Edited one year ago
                    The whole album sounds different from my original CD, and not just the Litt single remixes. The whole thing is... (dare I say?) GRUNGIER. Vocals are deep in the mix, drums are at the fore, guitar is up and down, and bass is almost at Raw Power levels of "feel it more than hear it." Cobain's guitar and voice both distort when they go into the red, and yet quiet parts seem quieter.

                    Since the mix of the original release is all-Albini except for "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies," I guessing the rest of the difference is due to it not being the official master by Bob Ludwig, but the same beast as the 2003 UK and 2008 B2B releases. The matrix would seem to indicate that, but my ears do as well.

                    The digital download is the standard CD version. Seems identical when I A/B it with a rip of my old CD.
                    • JKoods17's avatar
                      Eh on the pressing. Low quality. Could be much better.


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