Nirvana - Live at the Paramount

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Posted on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:25pm
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Geffen Records


Album Overview

Live at the Paramount is a live video by the grunge band Nirvana released in 2011. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc as part of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind album. It showcases a live performance at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle from October 31, 1991. The footage is taken from the only Nirvana show ever to be shot on 16 mm film. The Blu-ray features uncompressed 48 kHz/24-bit sound.

As well as the standalone DVD and Blu-ray releases, a DVD along with a CD audio version of the show are available packaged together as part of the limited edition Super Deluxe box set reissue of the Nevermind album.


1Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam
3Drain You
5Floyd The Barber
6Smells Like Teen Spirit
7About A Girl
11Love Buzz
13Been A Son
14Negative Creep
15On A Plain
17Rape Me
18Territorial Pissings
19Endless, Nameless

Previously Released Songs

The show in its entirety was previously unreleased. However, some of the individual performances had been previously released; the audio of "Been a Son" was released as a B-Side to the Lithium single and "School" and "Drain You" were released as B-Sides to the Come as You Are single. Additionally, the performances of "About a Girl", "Polly", "Breed" and "Endless Nameless" were previously released on the live compilation video Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! in 1994. The audio of "Negative Creep" was previously released on the live compilation album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah in 1996. The performance of "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" was previously released on the DVD of the rarities box set With the Lights Out in 2004.

Blu-Ray Synchronization Issues

The Blu-ray version has been widely criticized for having audio sync problems. Amazon has posted a statement from Universal that denies the problem exists, but the review at the website gives the audio a score of 0/5 because of the sync issues.

​Bonus Features

Easter Eggs

All video releases, the stand-alone DVD, Blu-ray, and the DVD that comes with the Nevermind "Super Deluxe" boxset, feature the following hidden tracks (easter eggs) from the 8th March 1991 at the Commodore Ballroom in Canada.

  1. "Territorial Pissings"
  2. "Breed"

Nevermind Super Deluxe DVD

The DVD that comes with the limited edition Nevermind "Super Deluxe" boxset features the music videos for the four singles from the Nevermind album. However these are not included with the standalone DVD or Blu-ray release.

  1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  2. "Come as You Are"
  3. "Lithium"
  4. "In Bloom"



  • Kurt Cobain – lead vocals, guitar
  • Krist Novoselic – bass
  • Dave Grohl – drums, backing vocals


Bass: Krist Novoselic
Coordinator [Photo Coordination]: Jo Almeida
Coordinator [Photo Coordination]: Ryan Null
Creative Director: Vartan
Design: Robert Fisher
Drums, Vocals: Dave Grohl
Edited By: Lance Bangs
Edited By [Assistant Editor]: Kristina Davies
Engineer [5.1 Surround And Stereo Mix Engineer]: Nathaniel Kunkel
Executive-Producer: Nirvana
Executive-Producer [Original Concert Film]: Ron Kay
Film Director [Original Concert Film]: Mark Racco
Guitar, Vocals: Kurt Cobain
Management: Silva Artist Management
Mastered By [5.1 Surround And Stereo]: Bob Ludwig
Photography By [Photos]: Karen Mason
Producer: John Silva
Producer: Michael Meisel
Producer [For Ume]: Jeff Fura
Producer [Original Concert Audio], Engineer [Original Concert Audio]: Andy Wallace
Producer [Original Concert Film]: John Linson
Product Manager: Adam Starr
Production Manager: Monique McGuffin
Supervised By [Post Production Supervisor]: Jeremy Bird


Filmed live at the Paramount Theatre; Seattle, WA on October 31, 1991 ℗© 2011 Geffen Records.



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