The First Night

American Fly (AF017)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Arizona State Fairgrou - Pheonix, AZ United States 10-18-93
Total CD Time 69:02 / 19 Tracks
Matrix: AF 017
Additional Artwork
20 Digital Nirvana members are listed as owning this disc.
33 Digital Nirvana members are listed as wanting this disc.

1) Drain You 3:40
2) Breed 3:04
3) Serve The Servants 3:27
4) About A Girl 2:52
5) Heart-Shaped Box 4:41
6) Sliver 2:03
7) Dumb 2:37
8) In Bloom 4:26
9) Come As You Are 3:41
10) Lithium 4:25
11) Pennyroyal Tea 3:41
12) School 2:52
13) Polly 2:58
14) Milk It 3:55
15) Rape Me 2:44
16) Territorial Pissings 2:26
17) Smells Like Teen Spirit 4:57
18) All Apologies 3:38
19) Blew
Endless, Nameless
The First Night

Nirvana Bootography Rating: A  92%

Nirvana Bootography Review:
Much of this disc's "A" rating comes from it's being the only commercially available bootleg of this show. "The First Night" is a clear audience recording of the first show of the "In Utero" tour. Unfortunately, this disc is heavily edited, and there is no between song talk... at least the songs don't fade in and out. All surfaced recordings of this show are missing the first track "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter."

It's difficult to enjoy listening to a live show when the continuity is broken by heavy editing... the between song banter is a large part of what makes bootleg CDs entertaining. The band had to start the show early (7:00) so it could finish by 9:00. The required 9:00 ending time is probably the reason "Endless Nameless" is so short. Kurt also plays a little of the "Heartbreaker" solo after "Blew."

If you are trying to collect all the shows that are comercially available, you have a reason to get this CD. Otherwise, pick up something that's a little more fun to listen to. "The First Night" is recommended only for veteran collectors who are looking for something they don't already have.

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