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We all thought they were done. He knew how to both calm and work the crowd in a way without seeming smarmy or calculated about it. There was, of course, no encore, and I remember most of us walking out of the studio feeling thrilled yet drained. The entire performance made you feel as if Cobain would perhaps survive, that maybe this troubled but charismatic musician was stronger than the Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York had led us to believe and he would make it after all.
But we remember what happened about five months later. Everyone remembers the sweater, but I mostly remember the hush. Newswire Powered by. Yes and no—both because of the takes' raggedness.
They don't enhance the quality of the original album, and yet, they humanize Cobain and the band because of their imperfection compared to the somewhat more polished concert performances. The original album holds up. It's beautiful in its simultaneous messiness and melodic sheen.
Beyond the acoustic instrumentation, little about this album is gentle—the rawness of the performances is a testament to the depth of Nirvana's rock spirit amid the quieter atmosphere. Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York acoustic setting brings out the more melodic side of Cobain's guitar playing on songs like "About a Girl", but also the strain in his vocals on songs like "Come as You Are". His voice sounds soaked in cigarettes and alcohol, and, of course, the poignancy of him singing, "And I swear that I don't have a gun" remains sharp a quarter-century after his suicide and the album's release.
The album's Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York of hits and Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York of mostly obscure BANANA Live may have helped make this album a favorite among rock critics looking for something unpredictable. This album is so good that, to my ears, the strong covers of the Meat Puppets' "Plateau" and "Oh Me", featuring members of the Meat Puppets, in the original album's second half might be Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York low point of the record.
The version of that band's "Lake of Fire", however, proves especially haunting in light of Cobain's Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York. The record sounds unusually intimate, and the rehearsal takes add to that intimacy. Rawer than the in-concert versions, these takes do show some polish and precision, but they, of course, show the progress in getting to the Unplugged show rather than the finished product.
That's double-edged: while they don't add to the quality of the original album, they give a solid reminder of the live quality of this band and what made them special. Before the band plays "Plateau", Dave Grohl even goes into a funky drum break, further confirming his versatility as a drummer and musician. The strength of the instrumentation, arrangements, and band interplay sometimes go unremarked in this album, and the cello on tracks like the concert versions of "Dumb", "Polly", and "Something in the Way" especially enhances the melancholy and pathos in the songs.
Among the rehearsal takes, there's also a version of "Pennyroyal Tea" from before the band decided to use it as a solo acoustic vehicle for Cobain.
So hearing backing vocals and bass on it might sound strange to those accustomed to the concert version, but it still sounds like a fresh rendering. The rehearsal take of "The Man Who Sold Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York World" is strong, but except for a more gritty, knotted vocal from Cobain, it doesn't add to the in-concert version. Looking back on the album, both the depression and the sarcastic wit undercut the music and the interactions between tracks.
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