Nirvana – DGC Advance Tape of Unreleased Live Album “Verse Chorus Verse”

An original DGC Records double cassette tape of the previously rumored but never before documented double live album “VERSE CHORUS VERSE.”On August 23, 1994 Geffen Records announced that a double Nirvana album was forthcoming–to include the complete 1993 MTV Unplugged appearance, along with a second disc of unreleased live performances. On September 1, 1994, however, another press release issued by Geffen stated that the live part of the project had been abandoned and only the Unplugged performance would be released (which it was in November 1994.)  It was stated that the remaining band members felt it too close to Kurt’s death to work on the double album. According to the websites descriptions below, Jim Merlis of Geffen said in 1997 that the double album was complete other than the mixing: “It was a whole cohesive album. And it’s different from theå one that later came out (From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.) They went back and started at square one with this (in 1996) because they gained a little perspective on it.” According to both of the articles below, “a small number of the original, unmixed album sets were made for DGC staff”–“Merlis thinks about four copies.”
This copy is the only one to have ever to have surfaced. We acquired this set directly from a former senior executive of Geffen Records who worked with the band. We have extensively researched this set and according to other former Geffen executives we consulted, this was never duplicated and circulated on CD–only a few sets of cassettes were made. Each was numbered for security reasons, and this is set #16.The first tape is the Nirvana MTV Unplugged appearance, exactly as it appears on the “MTV Unplugged in New York” album. But the second cassette features a compilation of unreleased live tracks very different from the eventually released “From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah” album. The tracks are as follows:

 

Drain You (not the Wiskah version)

Aneurysm (not the Wiskah version)

Breed (not the Wiskah version)

Serve the Servants (Not on Wishkah)

Smells Like Teen Spirit (not the Wiskah version)

Spank Thru (not the Wiskah version)

Sliver (not the Wiskah version)

Dive (Not on Wishkah)

Lithium (not the Wiskah version)

Rape Me (Not on Wishkah)

School (not the Wiskah version)

Sappy (Not on Wishkah)

Negative Creep (The Wishkah version)

Heart Shaped Box (not the Wiskah version)

Blew (not the Wiskah version)

Scentless Apprentice (The Wishkah Version)

Territorial Pissing (Not on Wishkah).We have made a digital transferred and have made NO copies–so the winner of this auction will receive the only copy of this digital transfer. Unfortunately we will not be able to make copies available otherwise–so please don’t ask.Below are two websites that detail this unreleased album
From:  http://www.livenirvana.com/official/wishkahcd.html

“This is a guide to (so far anyway) the only official ‘Nirvana’ live album: ‘From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah’. It was initially conceived as part of a two disc release, featuring the complete 1993 MTV Unplugged appearance, to be called ‘Verse Chorus Verse’. On August 23 1994 Geffen announced that the double CD was being compiled and that the live component would be made up of performances stretching the bands career from 1989 to 1994. On September 1 1994, however, another press release was issued stating that the live part of the project had been dropped and that just the Unplugged performance would be released (which it subsequently was in November 1994). The reason for this was that the remaining band members felt it too close to Kurt’s death to work on the piece. However, although DGC had given the impression that the work on the live part had not progressed very far, Jim Merlis, in a 1997 article for Goldmine by Gillian Gaar, insists that it was all complete bar mixing: “It was a whole cohesive album. And it’s different from the one that came out later [Wishkah]. They went back and started at square one with this [in 1996] because they gained a little perspective on it” (a small number of the original, unmixed, album set were made for DGC staff).”

From:  http://www.nirvanaclub.com/index.php?section=info/articles&file=02.14.97.html

“The press release gave some the impression that work on the live set had not progressed very far. In fact, the album had been completed except for mixing, which Merlis confirms. “It was a whole cohesive album. And it’s different from the one that came out later [Wishkah]. They went back and started at square one with this because they gained a little perspective on it.” A very small number of copies of the original album set, in its unmixed state, were made for DGC staff; Merlis thinks about four copies.”

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