Nirvana - Bleach (1989-2009) Sub Pop Records Deluxe Edition (SP 834) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

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Nirvana - Bleach (1989-2009) Sub Pop Records Deluxe Edition (SP 834) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Nirvana - Bleach
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz| m3u, no cue or log (vinyl) | Full LP Artwork
1.9 GB | FLAC | 5% RAR recovery | RS + FF | Grunge | 2009
Sub Pop Records Deluxe Edition ~ Double LP 180g White Marble Vinyl (SP 834)

is the debut album by the American grunge band . It was released on June 15, 1989 through the independent record label Sub Pop. Bleach originally sold a mere 30,000 copies, but following the enormous success of the band's second album, (1991), fans discovered Nirvana's obscure debut. It has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, making it one of only two albums released on Sub Pop to have received platinum certification. Recording The main sessions for took place at Reciprocal Recording Studios in Seattle, Washington, with local producer Jack Endino manning the board. Nirvana began recording with a five hour session on December 24, 1988. The band recorded again on December 29–31, and on January 14 and 24. Ultimately Endino billed the group for 30 hours of recording time. Three of the album's songs–"Floyd the Barber", "Paper Cuts", and the CD-only track "Downer"–were recorded during a previous session at Reciprocal Studios in 1988, featuring Dale Crover on drums. Despite attempts to re-record them with new drummer Chad Channing, the band ultimately decided to remix the versions recorded with Crover for the final version of Bleach. "Big Long Now" was omitted from the album because vocalist/guitarist Kurt Cobain felt "there was already enough slow heavy stuff on Bleach, and he 'didn't want that song to go out'", according to Endino. "Blandest" was also omitted from the album. The album was edited and sequenced, but Sub Pop head Bruce Pavitt ordered that the album be completely resequenced. The record was further delayed for several months until Sub Pop was able to secure sufficient funds to issue it. The recording sessions were completed in five hours with a cost of $606.17. Jason Everman, a guitarist who was impressed by the band's demo with Dale Crover, supplied the money. He briefly joined Nirvana as a second guitarist. Everman is credited (removed on deluxe reissue) as a guitarist on the album sleeve, and is the other guitarist on the cover of the album, even though he did not perform on the record. Bassist Krist Novoselic explained, "We just wanted to make him feel at home in the band." Music According to Cobain, the music on Bleach conformed with the grunge genre Sub Pop heavily endorsed. "There was this pressure from Sub Pop and the grunge scene to play 'rock music'," Cobain said. "Strip it down and make it sound like Aerosmith." Cobain felt he had to fit the expectations of the grunge sound in order to build a fanbase, and so he purposefully suppressed his arty and pop songwriting traits when crafting the record. Krist Novoselic noted in a 2001 interview with Rolling Stone that the band had played a tape in their van while on tour that had an album by The Smithereens on one side and an album by the black metal band Celtic Frost on the other, and noted that the combination probably played an influence as well. Cobain told Spin in 1993 that with Bleach "I didn't give a flying fuck what the lyrics were about," and claimed that eighty percent of the lyrics were written the night before recording. Cobain often was still working on them on the drive to the recording studio.[4] He explained, "It was like I'm pissed off. Don't know what about. Let's just scream negative lyrics, and as long as they're not sexist and don't get too embarrassing it'll be okay. I don't hold any of those lyrics dear to me." Nirvana biographer Michael Azerrad noted that nevertheless many of the songs on the album were reflective of Cobain and various incidents in his life. "Mr. Moustache" was inspired by Cobain's dislike of macho behavior, while "School" was a critique of the Seattle music scene, particularly Sub Pop. Release Sub Pop pressed the first 1,000 copies on white vinyl, the next 2,000 on black, and all subsequent pressings were on red and blue. The first 3,000 copies of the record came with a poster, featuring Jason Everman. The vinyl pressings omitted "Big Cheese" or "Downer". In the United Kingdom, the record was released on Tupelo Records in June 1989. The first 300 Tupelo copies were pressed on white vinyl; the next 2,000 copies were on dark green. The rest of the Tupelo copies were on black vinyl. The Tupelo copies did contain "Love Buzz", but "Big Cheese" was listed on the label and sleeve instead. They also did not contain "Downer". In Australia, Bleach was released on Waterfront Records and later re-issued on various colored covers and colored vinyl prior to 1992.[14] Sub Pop released a remastered version of the album on CD and cassette in April 1992. This 1992 remastering included the track "Big Cheese" on both CD and cassette releases, while the track "Downer" was included on the CD release. For the 20th anniversary of the album, Sub Pop released a deluxe reissue of Bleach featuring a March 2009 remastering from the original tapes by George Marino and a live recording of a 1990 show at Portland, Oregon's Pine Street Theatre. It was released on November 3, 2009. The CD version was packaged in a cardboard foldout case that included a bonus booklet filled with photos of the band from 1987-1990. Packaging The album's working title was Too Many Humans. It was renamed Bleach after Cobain found an AIDS prevention poster while Nirvana was driving through San Francisco. The poster advised heroin addicts to bleach their needles before use, featuring the slogan "Bleach Your Works."

Track Listing
All songs written and composed by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

1. "Blew" 2:55
2. "Floyd the Barber" 2:18
3. "About a Girl" 2:48
4. "School" 2:42
5. "Love Buzz" (Robbie van Leeuwen of Shocking Blue) 3:35
6. "Paper Cuts" 4:06
7. "Negative Creep" 2:56
8. "Scoff" 4:10
9. "Swap Meet" 3:03
10. "Mr. Moustache" 3:24
11. "Sifting" 5:22
12. "Big Cheese" (Cobain/Novoselic) 3:42
13. "Downer" 1:43

20th Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks
Live at Pine Street Theatre:

14. "Intro" 0:53
15. "School" 2:36
16. "Floyd the Barber" 2:17
17. "Dive" (Cobain/Novoselic) 3:42
18. "Love Buzz" (van Leeuwen (Shocking Blue)) 2:58
19. "Spank Thru" 2:59
20. "Molly's Lips" (Kelly/McKee (The Vaselines)) 2:16
21. "Sappy" 3:19
22. "Scoff" 3:53
23. "About a Girl" 2:28
24. "Been a Son" 2:01
25. "Blew" 4:32


Released June 15, 1989
Recorded December 1988 – January 1989 at Reciprocal Recording in Seattle, Washington - "Love Buzz" and "Big Cheese" June-September, 1988
Genre Grunge
Length 42:37
Label Sub Pop
Producer Jack Endino

Professional reviews

* About.com 4/5 stars
* Allmusic 3.5/5 stars
* BBC Music (favorable)
* Blender 3/5 stars
* Drowned In Sound (7/10)
* Kerrang! 3/5 stars
* NME (8/10)
* Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)
* Rolling Stone 4/5 stars

Personnel & Album Credits
* Kurt Cobain – vocals, guitar (credited as "Kurdt Kobain")
* Krist Novoselic – bass guitar (credited as "Chris Novoselic")
* Chad Channing – drums
* Dale Crover – drums on "Floyd the Barber", "Paper Cuts", and "Downer"
* Jason Everman - guitar (credited, does not perform)
* Jack Endino – producer
* Tracy Marander – photography
* Charles Peterson – photography
* Lisa Orth – design
* Jane Higgins – execution


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~ Dead Wax Information ~
Side A: STERLING 18320.1(3) SP-834-A
Side B: STERLING 18320.2(3) SP-834-B
Side C: STERLING 18320.3(3) SP-834-C
Side D: STERLING 18320.4(3) SP-834-D

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Steam Cleaning
Steamer: McCulloch MC1235‚ w/ distilled water
Solution: Distilled water, isopropyl alcohol 91%
TTWeights TTCarbonFibre mat
Technics SL-1200 rubber mat
TTWeights TTOuter Ring‚ 290 g. Copper, + TTMiddleWeight 1050 g.‚
Technics SL-1200M3D
Strobe light disabled
KAB PS-1200 ext. power
Speed: 33-1/3 RPM
Grado Statement Sonata1
Tracking force: 1.5 g.
Yamamoto HS-3‚ headshell w/ Cardas‚ headshell wires
KAB TD-1200 Tonearm‚ Fluid damper‚ Cardas wire ‚
VTA: 0 mm

KAB PC-1200 RCA Phono Plate‚ Grado Prestige‚ Interconnect cables‚ Grado PH-1 preamp‚ BlueJeans BJC‚ MSA-1 cable‚
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ClickRepair 3.0.1 (b39b)‚ Various low settings‚ ensuring no music was removed.‚
Audacity 1.3.5‚ trimming‚ fading‚ normalizing‚ splitting‚ libFLAC 1.2.1‚ compression: 8‚ bit depth: 24‚
Kid3 1.0‚ add Vorbis comments‚ FLAC 24-bit, 96 kHz


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