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MTV Unplugged in New York
Live album by Nirvana
Released November 1, 1994
Recorded November 18, 1993, in New York City, New York
Genre Grunge, alternative rock
Label DGC
Producer Scott Litt, Alex Coletti, and Nirvana

MTV Unplugged in New York was the first out of two live albums by the American grunge band Nirvana. (The second one was From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.) It was recorded on November 18, 1993 as a part of the MTV Unplugged television series, which many artists and bands perform on. It was released on November 1, 1994, six months after the band had broken up because of the death of Kurt Cobain, who was the lead singer and guitarist.

It was unusual compared to other artists on the MTV Unplugged series, because Nirvana played mostly their less-famous songs and cover versions of other artists' songs. Most artists on the program played mainly their hits.

Four singles were released from the album. This was unusual because it was a live album. The singles were "About a Girl", "The Man Who Sold the World", "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", and "Lake of Fire". All of these except for "About a Girl" were covers.

List of songs

  1. "About a Girl"
  2. "Come as You Are"
  3. "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" (The Vaselines cover)
  4. "The Man Who Sold the World" (David Bowie cover)
  5. "Pennyroyal Tea"
  6. "Dumb"
  7. "Polly"
  8. "On a Plain"
  9. "Something in the Way"
  10. "Plateau" (Meat Puppets cover)
  11. "Oh Me" (Meat Puppets cover)
  12. "Lake of Fire" (Meat Puppets cover)
  13. "All Apologies"
  14. "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" (Lead Belly cover)