In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge
band Nirvana, released September 13, 1993 on DGC Records. Nirvana
intended the record to be significantly divergent from the polished
production of its previous album Nevermind (1991). To capture a more
abrasive and natural sound, the group hired producer Steve Albini to
record In Utero during a two-week period in February 1993. The music
was recorded quickly with few studio embellishments, and the song
lyrics and album packaging incorporated medical imagery that conveyed
frontman Kurt Cobain's outlook on his newfound fame and personal life.
Soon after recording was completed, rumors circulated in the press that
DGC might not release the album in its original state, as the record
label considered the result "uncommercial". Although Nirvana publicly
denied the statements, the group was not fully satisfied with the sound
Albini had captured. Albini declined to alter the album further, and
ultimately the band hired Scott Litt to make minor changes to the
album's sound and remix the singles "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All
Apologies". Upon release, In Utero entered the Billboard 200 chart at
number one and received critical acclaim as a drastic departure from
Nevermind. The record has been certified five times platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold over four
million copies in the United States alone.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
A coalition led by Roman General Flavius Aetius and Visigothic king
Theodoric I clashed violently with the Hunnic alliance commanded by
Attila the Hun at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.
Monmouth Rebellion: The Duke of Monmouth declared himself King of
England at Bridgwater.
French Revolution: Meeting on a tennis court near the Palace of
Versailles, members of France's Third Estate took the Tennis Court
Oath, pledging not to separate until a new constitution was
Victoria succeeded to the British throne, staring a reign that lasted
for more than 63 years.
Snipers fired into a crowd of Peronists near the Ezeiza Airport in
Buenos Aires, killing at least 13 people and injuring 365 others.
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