Sliver: The Best of the Box

Release date
1 Nov 2005
Running length
25 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Spank Thru (1985 Fecal Matter Demo) 3:44 17,181
2 Heartbreaker (Live) 2:58 24,727
3 Mrs. Butterworth (rehearsal demo) 4:04 14,282
4 Floyd The Barber (Live) 2:31 53,558
5 Clean Up Before She Comes (home demo) 3:12 16,665
6 About A Girl (Home Demo) 2:43 20,362
7 Blandest (studio demo) 3:56 19,261
8 Ain't It a Shame (studio demo) 2:03 10,386
8 Aint it A Shame (Studio Demo) 2:03 15,270
9 Sappy (1990 Studio Demo) 3:31 24,053
10 Opinion (solo acoustic radio appearance) 1:35 16,490
11 Lithium (solo acoustic radio appearance) 1:49 18,045
12 Sliver (home demo) 2:10 20,118
13 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Home Demo) 5:40 10,831
13 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Boom Box Version) 5:40 7,547
14 Come As You Are (Boom Box Version) 4:09 18,305
15 Old Age (Nevermind Outtake) 4:19 21,867
16 Oh The Guilt (B-Side) 3:24 1,517
17 Rape Me (Home Demo) 3:23 19,260
18 Rape Me (band demo) 3:03 19,821
19 Heart Shaped Box (band demo) 5:33 17,235
20 Do Re Mi (Home Demo) 4:23 18,848
21 You Know You're Right (Home Dem 2:30 10,802
21 You Know You're Right (Home Demo) 2:29 10,533
22 All Apologies (Home Demo) 3:33 19,186

About this album

Sliver: The Best of the Box was the fourth Nirvana album to be released following the death of lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain in April 1994. It contains 19 tracks pulled from the band’s 2004 box set, With the Lights Out, as well as three previously unreleased recordings: “Spank Thru,” from the 1985 Fecal Matter demo, a 1990 studio recording of “Sappy,” and a 1991 boombox demo of “Come as You Are.” The Fecal Matter version of “Spank Thru” is arguably the most historically significant of the previously unreleased tracks, since it was apparently the recording which convinced Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic to form a band with Cobain. It was also the first song from this demo - long considered to be the “Holy Grail” of unheard Nirvana/Cobain material - to be heard by fans in its entirety.

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  • vanncredible

    my favorite nickleback album

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • BM128

    Guy below, fuck off.

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PunkyFunkyDucky

    Only buy this album when you are a hardcore Nirvana fan and already got the three studio albums

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • erick_01

    It was my first album ever! I remember saving my lunch money to buy it when I was 12. The feeling at the first listen was just like PURE MAGIC!

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • dz-

    the heartbreaker cover is fucked up =p

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • ll2k1985

    Most pointless album. Also there's better stuff on the box than what's on here but even together they're missing some of the best rarities. Download

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • idliketofly

    so sick, if courtney wasn't such a whore, this album wouldn't be released.

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • MumiaYea

    Super płyta. Naprawdę, warto mieć ją w swojej kolekcji.

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • alainvegaman

    download it people. Kurt would have wanted it that way :)

    28 Jun 2009 Reply
  • superswain

    Although not the greatest quality and definitely not an album Kurt would ever have allowed release, this album is still a great collection and amazing insight that can't be experienced with most bands

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • hopeless13

    this version of spank thru is way better than off of from the muddy banks of the wihska

    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • RubiDDR1988

    You know you are right is actually great!!!

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Shazam69

    Best band of all time. Kurt Cobain is god. Most important musician of his time.

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • dodi_av

    best music i know

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • 76296

    I agree, but I love this album. It's great art, even if it's not what Cobain would have wanted.

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • RedNegativity

    I completely agree. Yet, I still love these songs. Sorry hotdogcart but I think that You Know You're Right and Opinion, these versions, are the best Nirvana songs.

    6 Mar 2008 Reply
  • spacedvest

    Well said, hotdogcart

    21 Feb 2008 Reply
  • hotdogcart

    This is just another way for the music industry to capitolize on a dead rock star. Nirvana has put out way more stuff since Kurt died than they did when he was alive. There is no way that Kurt would have wanted any of us to pay money for his crappy home recordings. He tried really hard not to be a sell out when he was alive and look what has happened. Kind of makes you want to go buy a gun.

    13 Feb 2008 Reply
  • kiantsu

    If you're a nirvana fan, it's worth buying.

    1 Jan 2008 Reply
  • tonyo15

    i don't know this album;is he good?

    21 Oct 2007 Reply
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