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Rare Nirvana concert debuts ahead of 'Nevermind' anniversary release

September 15, 2011 |  1:28 pm

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s classic album "Nevermind," VH1 Classic will broadcast a rare, never-before televised concert from the grunge rockers, the network announced Thursday.

“Nirvana: Live at the Paramount” was filmed in Cobain's home base of Seattle on Halloween 1991 and features performances of the songs that helped define an angst-ridden generation, including "Smells Like Teen Spirit," “Lithium” and “Breed,” along with other tracks from the band's catalog, including “Aneurysm" and “Sliver.” Nirvana also covers the Vaselines' "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" in the 11-song set.

The concert will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Sept. 27, along with a "super-deluxe" reissue of "Nevermind," which will span four discs and include the seminal album, rare demos, rehearsals, B-sides,  the Paramount concert as a live disc, a 90-page collector's book and rare memorabilia. The super-deluxe edition will set fans back a cool $169.99 at Best Buy, and is also available on iTunes and Amazon through the band's official site.

“Nirvana: Live at the Paramount” airs on VH1 Classic on Sept. 23 at 11 p.m. 

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Photo: Kurt Cobain performs with his group Nirvana at a taping of the television program "MTV Unplugged" in New York City in 1993. Credit: Frank Micelotta /Getty Images

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