A massive 30th anniversary edition of In Utero is coming out next month, but fans don't have to wait to hear its 53 previously unreleased songs. On Friday (September 30), two never-before-heard live tracks were shared: a live version of "Pennyroyal Tea" from a set at Los Angeles’ Great Western Forum on December 30, 1993, and "Scentless Apprentice" from a show at Seattle’s Center Arena on January 7, 1994, which was played just three months before Kurt Cobain died.
The In Utero box set is slated to drop on October 27. Listen to the previously unreleased versions of "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Scentless Apprentice" below.
Surviving members and those close to the band have been reflecting on the album for its milestone anniversary.
Krist Novoselic spoke about the previously unreleased live tracks (full concerts of both the LA and Seattle concerts) finally seeing the light of day. “They need to be heard,” he said. “Now with the AI, you can take a stereo mix and then break it down into a multitrack. So you can get really good mixes. They sound raw. And you get Kurt up there who’s just carrying the show. Amazing.”
In the same interview, the bassist spoke about the prospect of doing a Nirvana hologram tour.
“You never know!” the bassist admitted with a laugh when asked during an interview. “I’ll say ‘no way’, then it’s like, ‘How much?? When do we start?!’”