Nirvana/ Live and Loud 2LP vinyl

First time on vinyl • Black and coloured vinyl editions

Live and Loud, a recording of an MTV concert performance by nineties three-piece Nirvana will be issued as a double vinyl set next month. It will be pressed on black vinyl and limited coloured vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve.

Originally filmed in December 1993, at Seattle’s Pier 48 (less than a month after the MTV Unplugged in New York show taping), Live and Loud originally aired on MTV on New Year’s Eve in 1993.

Considered one of Nirvana’s best live shows, Live and Loud features tracks from their breakthrough Nevermind album as well as the then-recently released follow-up In Utero.

Collectors will recall that this was originally issued – on CD and DVD – as part of In Utero’s 20th anniversary in 2013. It also features the trio’s take on David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ (with touring guitarist Pat Smear), which they’d taken to performing in their set.

Live and Loud is released 30 August 2019 by Geffen/ UMC. Each gatefold vinyl comes with a replica backstage pass and audio download card.

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Live and Loud [VINYL]


LP1 – Side 1

  1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
  2. Drain You
  3. Breed
  4. Serve The Servants
  5. Rape Me

LP1 – Side 2

  1. Sliver
  2. Pennyroyal Tea
  3. Scentless Apprentice
  4. All Apologies
  5. Heart-Shaped Box

LP2 – Side 1

  1. Blew
  2. The Man Who Sold The World
  3. School
  4. Come As You Are
  5. Lithium

LP2 – Side 2

  1. About a Girl
  2. Endless, Nameless

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I was hoping for a limited addition scratch and sniff cover… Smells like a record company beating a dead horse.

Jason W

The cover is the same as the DVD cover of Live and Loud released in 2013 for the 20th anniversary of in utero. It was horrible tben and horrible now.

Robert J

Yup. Another overpriced vinyl release geared towards the suckers who pay a fortune to buy [in some cases] “limited” vinyl releases.

Alan Fenwick

@Alan B

The actual numbers for the Coloured Vinyl version are more around the 3,500 – 4,000 copies in total.

500 were on sale through recordstore and The Sound Of Vinyl in the UK – All sold out last week.
3,000 were available through the official Nirvana USA store (Still plenty left around 1,500)
Musicvault Canada – Not 100% sure, but it’s believed to be around 500

Alan B

A bit naughty from Recordstore/Sound of Vinyl sending out an email claiming it was a limited edition of 500 which gives the impression that only 500 are being made. Was always buying it anyway and had already done so prior to receiving that email.
Pity they didn’t make the orange vinyl version of Live at the Paramount available in the UK as well. It was only ever available via the Nirvana US Store.


Yeah, terrible cover, looks like one of those cheap bootlegs that are all over Amazon these days.

Alan B

Coloured vinyl version was only 500 copies and exclusive to Recordstore in the UK and sold out days ago. Managed to bag one.
Paul you gave an interesting description of Nirvana as “nineties three-piece”. Can we look forward to your Beatles description as a “sixties four-piece”… LOL

Dr Volume

At least he didnt call them the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ hitmakers


You don’t think that he was trying to distinguish between the nineties band and the original Nirvana from the sixties (who sued Kurt Kobain over the use of their name and won)..?

Alan B

Ha ha good point. Although I don’t think anyone who is a fan of the original Nirvana would accuse them of playing “live and loud” nor did they incorporate the “In Utero” album artwork into any of their sleeves. LOL..


Or do a concert for MTV…


‘ang on, if the British Nirvana won the case how come the American one didn’t have to change their name?


They sued but Cobain Nirvana settled out of court with them. Which is why they continued using the name

Paul Murphy

According to Sarah Lymkiln’s superb book on Nirvana [the US one with the Kurt ending], they settled for $50,000 to have the name.

Ben Williams

Someone at UMC spent about 10 minutes before the meeting designing that artwork. Great album but artwork’s a bit… meh.


Bad sleeve design, sure, m but that is the logo of the original tv show.

David Carter

Wow what a terrible sleeve design

Dr Volume

Lousy looking thing isn’t it? Someone knocked that up in 15 mins on Microsoft Publisher. I checked the discog and that was the original artwork from 2013 so I suppose UMC are keeping it true to the original, but I don’t think anyone would have minded if they’d made it nicer to look at.