Made in Minnesota: Nirvana's 'In Utero' slated for box set

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Minnesota's rock 'n' roll history is as rich as any other place in the world. So much so that one fact is often overlooked: Nirvana's best record was made here.

Seems like a good time to reflect on that as news comes that the 1993 album "In Utero," recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, is set for a 20th anniversary supra-dupra deluxe box set, which will feature 89 tracks.

There's plenty of American music lore around here - from Judy Garland to the Andrews Sisters, Eddie Cochran to Bobby Vee, the Trashmen to Dylan, Huskers to the 'Mats to Soul Asylum, Prince and ... well, nothing compares to him.

And there have been great records made here, not just by Messrs. Nelson and Zimmerman, but also Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples and George Clinton.

Still, "In Utero" stands out, as it should, even in this heady company.

Twenty of the the songs that comprise the first disc of three were recorded in February 1993 in a two-week period, reports the Star Tribune, which also has the track listing.

The arrival of the world's biggest rock band under the fake name "Simon Ritchie Blue Grass Ensemble" incognito at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was such a big deal that those scallywags across the pond documented it years later in Mojo Magazine.

The legend, to this day, lives on, as this post attests.

At any rate, the box (why not heart-shaped?) set, according to Rolling Stone, will go thusly:

The first disc will feature a remastered version of the original In Utero, complete with the two tracks ("Heart Shaped Box," "All Apologies") remixed for the final version. It will also feature B-sides and non-album tracks, the titles of most of which we can't print here. There is another disc of the album remixed in 2013.

The final track listing can be found here.

The Pachyderm-made cuts, the Strib reports, include “Marigold,” which is touted as drummer and future Foo Fightersbandleader Dave Grohl’s first time singing on a studio recording.

Simon Ritchie? Oh, that's this guy.

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