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Volume 68, Issue 46, Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Arts & Entertainment

Nirvana CD brings back 14 classics

By Jason Caesar Consolacion
The Daily Cougar

More than 10 years ago, a band changed music forever, ultimately leading the way to a new genre in record stores around the country: alternative music.

That band was Nirvana. Led by the mysterious Kurt Cobain, the punk trio produced hit after hit, re-creating itself with each album while making an impact on just about everybody 

fans, musicians and critics alike. But Cobainis suicide in 1994 ended the bandis flirtation with stardom, leaving only memories and a legacy of great music for Nirvana fans.

The first Nirvana album in six years goes on shelves today. Nirvana includes 14 re-mastered classics, including the previously unreleased track "You Know Youire Right." Favorites on the album include "About A Girl," "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Heart Shaped Box." 

Also released today are Christina Aguilerais Stripped, former Backstreet Boy Nick Carteris first solo effort Now Or Never (hopefully "never"), Tori Amosi Scarletis Walk and the soundtrack to rapper Eminemis new film 8 Mile.

The 8 Mile soundtrack includes Eminem, the group D-12, Nas, Xzibit, Jay-Z and Rakim.

In a less-visible distribution, Aware Records releases. Aware Greatest Hits. It includes songs from Train, Vertical Horizon, John Mayer, Edwin McCain, Shannon Worrell with Dave Matthews, Better Than Ezra, The Verve Pipe, Guster and Shawn Mullins.

Finally, Natalie Cole tries (again) to step out of her fatheris shadow by releasing an album full of standards on the Verve label, no less. Featuring 13 jazz classics, including a duet with Diana Krall, Coleis Ask A Woman Who Knows displays the singer in a style that better suits her voice.

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