Boxed Set Shines 'Light' On Rare Nirvana
"With the Lights Out" will include three audio CDs and a DVD and is due for a Nov. 23 release via Universal Music Enterprises.Although specific details are still under lock and key, the Nirvana boxed set first revealed here finally has a name. "With the Lights Out" will include three audio CDs and a DVD and is due for a Nov. 23 release via Universal Music Enterprises.
The audio portion of the box is expected to include some previously unreleased tracks, rehearsals, a selection of late frontman Kurt Cobain's home demos and sessions recorded for radio broadcasts. The only known component of the DVD is footage of the fledgling band playing a 1987 house party.
"With the Lights Out" was originally intended for release in Christmas 2001, to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of Nirvana's breakthrough album, "Nevermind." But surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were thwarted by lawsuits from Cobain's widow Courtney Love, who objected to their planned use of the previously unreleased track "You Know You're Right" in the set.
The dispute was eventually settled in September 2002, with the parties agreeing to earmark "You Know You're Right" for a self-titled Nirvana compilation released on Oct. 29, 2002. The album has gone on to sell more than 1.45 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while the song rocketed to No. 1 on both Billboard's Modern and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.