September 24th marks the 20 year anniversary of the original release date of Nirvana’s Nevermind which hit store shelves and changed music on the same date in 1991. Reimagine Music is proud to help celebrate the twentieth anniversary of such an important album by releasing Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind. This special tribute album features contributions from some of today’s best alternative and indie rock artists and will be available on October 25th. Bands that have contributed their unique takes on Nirvana classics include Hawthorne Heights, Story Of The Year, Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), Finger Eleven, The Album Leaf, Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, mewithoutYou, Maps & Atlases, Murder By Death and Pitty.
Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind
1. The Dutch Masters (featuring Brent and Courtney of The Dandy Warhols) “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
2. mewithoutYou “In Bloom”
3. Civil Twilight “Come As You Are”
4. Story Of The Year “Breed”
5. Hawthorne Heights “Lithium”
6. Finger Eleven “Polly”
7. Will Dailey “Territorial P*****gs”
8. Maps & Atlases “Drain You”
9. Murder By Death “Lounge Act”
10. Pitty “Stay Away”
11. The Album Leaf “On A Plain”
12. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s “Something In the Way”
13. Anthony Raneri (of Bayside) “About A Girl”
“On A Plain” performed by The Album Leaf is the first single off of the compilation and will be available on iTunes Saturday, September 24th, the actual anniversary of original release date of Nevermind. Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind will be available for pre-order on iTunes on Tuesday, September 27th.
The dark songs that make up Nevermind so eloquently personified teenage angst that it took FM radio and, subsequently, MTV by storm effectively ushering ‘alternative rock’ to a mainstream audience. Nirvana’s place in rock history would be secured by creating the most influential album of their generation. Kurt Cobain’s poetic, self deprecating, deeply introspective lyrics, and the stunning musical energy of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic continues to attract countless listeners the world over, pulled into its orbit, and furthering Nevermind’s status as one of the most celebrated albums of all time.
Come As You Are is produced by the acclaimed Jim Sampas whose other tributes to seminal albums such as Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska w/ Johnny Cash, Aimee Mann, Ben Harper and others and The Beatles’ Rubber Soul w/ Sufjan Stevens, Ted Leo, Low, and others, as well as the Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard album One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur, are regarded as touchstones of the genre. Each reimagining is a unique experience because Sampas comes at the music from a fresh perspective, combining the right artists with the perfect track, all with an eye toward producing insightful performances that capture the original intent of the tracks.