LIVE NIRVANA Concert Chronology November 25, 1991 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL

  • NIRVANA
    • Kurt Cobain (vocals, guitar)
    • Krist Novoselic (bass)
    • Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals)
  • Alex MacLeod (tour manager)
  • Craig Montgomery (sound engineer)
  • Ian Beveridge (monitor engineer)
  • Nic Close (guitar technician)
  • Jan-Willem Sligting
Load In
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Soundcheck
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Doors
20:00
Act 1 Showtime
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Act 2 Showtime
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Act 3 Showtime
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  1. Come As You Are
  1. Drain You
  2. Aneurysm
  3. School
  4. Floyd The Barber
  5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  6. About A Girl
  7. Polly
  8. Lithium
  9. Sliver
  10. Breed
  11. Come As You Are
  12. Been A Son
  13. Negative Creep
  14. On A Plain
  15. Blew
  16. Love Buzz
  17. Territorial Pissings
AUD #1
Equipment:
Realistic > Sony WM-D6
Lowest Generation:
ANA(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
61 min / 8.5
Notes:
In May 2007 this version was circulated.
This analog audience recording includes band banter missing from the FM soundboard sources.
Does not include the soundcheck.
SBD #1a
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Master > RealAudio > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
57 min / 9.5
Notes:
Surfaced in November 2002 as a 96 kbps RealAudio file uploaded on VPRO's website.
More complete than SBD #1b, SBD #1c, and SBD #1d, but sourced from a compressed audio file.
Technically this is a pre-FM source and it's issing some banter after "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come As You Are" and "Blew".
Does not include the soundcheck.
SBD #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official CD [From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah]
Length / Sound Quality:
13 min / 10
Notes:
Higher quality, but less complete than SBD #1a, SBD #1c, and SBD #1d.
Includes only "School", "Been A Son", "Lithium", and "Blew".
Technically this is a pre-FM source.
Does not include the soundcheck.
SBD #1c incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > ANA(1) > DAT(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
50 min / 9.5
Notes:
This source was circulated in October 2011.
Less complete, but includes some banter not found on SBD #1d.
Missing "Come As You Are" and Krist's "Get Together" intro to "Territorial Pissings" and some banter after "Come As You Are" and "Blew".
Has DJ talk over the end of "Territorial Pissings" (while the band is still playing the actual song).
The placement of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was changed to first on the broadcast.
Original broadcast on the Dutch FM radio station 3FM in November 1991.
Does not include the soundcheck.
SBD #1d
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
FM > DAT(1) > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
56 min / 9.5
Notes:
In October 2011 this new transfer was circulated.
More complete, but missing some banter found on SBD #1c.
The songs are in the correct order but it is missing some banter after "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come As You Are" and "Blew".
Rebroadcast on the Dutch FM radio station 3FM.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #1a
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(3) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
66 min / 9.0
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #1b.
More complete, but lower sound quality than PRO #1c.
Has different camera angles from PRO #3a, PRO #3b, and PRO #4.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #1b incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [ Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
14 min / 10
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
Less complete, but higher quality than PRO #1a and PRO #1c.
Has different camera angles from PRO #3b.
Includes only "School", "About A Girl", "Been A Son", "On A Plain", and "Blew".
The original, non-extra songs from this show on the Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! official DVD are from a different edit and are listed as PRO #3a.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #1c incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
DTV > DVDR/TV > WAV
Length / Sound Quality:
56 min / 9.5
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
Less complete, but higher sound quality than PRO #1a.
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #1b.
Has different camera angles from PRO #3a, PRO #3b, and PRO #4.
Has some cuts between songs.
Broadcast on the show 3 On Stage on the Dutch TV channel NL3 in September 2011.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #2
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(3) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
71 min / 9.0
Notes:
Single-camera video shot from the back with soundboard audio.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #3a incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
Official DVD/LD [ Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!]
Length / Sound Quality:
15 min / 10
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
Less complete, but higher quality than PRO #3b.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1a, PRO #1c, and PRO #4.
Includes only "Drain You", "Sliver", and parts of "Aneurysm", "Come As You Are", "Love Buzz", and "Territorial Pissings".
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #3b
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
VHS(1) > DVDR/FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
60 min / 9.0
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
More complete, but lower quality than PRO #3a.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1a, PRO #1b, PRO #1c, and PRO #4.
Broadcast on the show Tuttoinunanotte on the Italian TV channel TMC2.
"Aneurysm" has been broadcast on MTV in its entirety as a music video.
Does not include the soundcheck.
PRO #4 incomplete
Equipment:
Soundboard > Unknown
Lowest Generation:
TV > VHS(1) > DVDR/Promo VHS > FLAC
Length / Sound Quality:
20 min / 9.0
Notes:
Multi-camera video with soundboard audio.
Has different camera angles from PRO #1a, PRO #1c, PRO #3a, and PRO #3b.
Includes only "Lithium", "Breed", "Polly", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Love Buzz", and "Territorial Pissings".
"Lithium", "Breed", "Polly", "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cuts out, and "Love Buzz" cuts in.
Broadcast on the show Onrust! on the Dutch TV channel VPRO in 1991.
"On A Plain," "Sliver," and "Love Buzz" were reportedly broadcast on a different episode of Onrust! in 1992, but this does not appear to be circulating.
Does not include the soundcheck.

It is not known if there are other sources.

  • The show was originally supposed to be at the Melkweg on 11/24/91, but had to be moved to a larger venue.
  • Two songs, including "Come As You Are," were played at soundcheck, according to a Dutch article.
  • During "Come As You Are" at the show, the guitar and bass were horribly out of tune with each other, so Kurt decided to scream most of the song's lyrics.
  • No Info
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