'Montage of Heck'-affiliated Kurt Cobain album coming in November
More details have emerged surrounding the Kurt Cobain compilation affiliated with this year’s documentary Montage of Heck. Set to include unreleased demos and other raw recordings, Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings comes out Nov. 13 and stems from director Brett Morgen’s work on Montage of Heck, which involved extensively researching the late singer’s archives.
“Nobody in Kurt’s life—not his management, wife, bandmates—had ever heard his Beatles thing,” Morgen told Rolling Stone of Cobain’s “And I Love Her” cover, set for inclusion on the new compilation and a separate seven-inch vinyl release on Nov. 20. “I found it on a random tape.” Morgen also said that the soundtrack will include “a mind-blowing 12-minute acoustic Cobain unheard track,” along with other rarities.
The Home Recordings will be released as a 13-track CD and digitally, with a 31-track double-vinyl deluxe edition hitting shelves Dec. 4. The initial release coincides with Montage of Heck‘s release on Blu-ray and DVD, the super-deluxe edition of which will contain 48 minutes of additional interviews, the 31-track double-LP on CD and cassette, a 160-page book, a puzzle, a movie poster, postcards, and a bookmark.
Groundbreaking as it is, The Home Recordings isn’t the first posthumous dive into Cobain’s archives. In 2004, Nirvana released With The Lights Out, a triple-CD collection that compiled Nirvana live cuts and rarities as well as some of Cobain’s home recordings and demos.