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Hear 8 Previously Unreleased Nirvana Demos Right Now

Check out that instrumental, extended "Heart-Shaped Box" recording—and so much more

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"Heart-Shaped Box”: Instrumental Version, Recorded in February 12-26, 1993, Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, MN

The internet gods have blessed us on this very Monday of Mondays. A handful of previously unreleased Nirvana demos and mixes—14, to be exact—have surfaced online, and we have a couple diehard Kurt Cobain fans/Reddit users to thank.

The grunge stans have unearthed and identified the tracks as Nirvana originals. There's a few alternative takes of "Old Age" from the band's Sound City recording sessions, different mixes of "Polly," “I Hate Myself And I Want To Die” and more.

Our fave of the bunch is an alternative version of “Heart-Shaped Box” (see above). Apparently it was recorded in February 1993 at Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, MN. It's completely instrumental and features a really interesting, extended guitar solo. Listen to that glorious jam, then click through for the rest of the tunes. 

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“Sappy”: 'Nevermind' Outtake Recorded in May-June, 1991, Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA

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“Old Age”: Alternate Take, Mix 1, Recorded in May-June, 1991, Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA

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“Old Age”: Alternate Take, Mix 2, Recorded in May-June, 1991, Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA

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“Seasons In The Sun”: Alternate Mix, Recorded in January 19-21, 1993, Ariola BMG Studios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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“Milk It”: Demo, Alternate Mix, Recorded in January 19-21, 1993, Ariola BMG Studios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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“Verse Chorus Verse”: Alternate Take, Recorded in May-June, 1991, Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA

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“Scentless Apprentice”: Demo, Alternate Mix, Recorded in January 19-21, 1993, BMG Ariola Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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