September 21, 1993

On this day in 1993, Nirvana’s In Utero was released.

Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota on February 12–26, 1993 with Steve Albini and Scott Litt producing.

After the first draft of In Utero was finished, singer Kurt Cobain brought the record to Litt to remix the album’s sound and remix the singles “Heart-Shaped Box” and “All Apologies”. Apparently, DGC was hesitant to release the record after its original completion, and Albini declined to alter the album any further.

The record did just fine. Upon release, In Utero entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one and received praise for the drastic change from their previous pop-rockish Nevermind. The record has been certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold 15 million copies worldwide.

 

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