With the Lights Out

Release date
23 Nov 2004
Running length
81 tracks
Running time
281:28

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Heartbreaker (live, 1987) 3:00 1,062
2 Anorexorcist (radio performance, 1987) 2:45 8,410
3 White Lace and Strange (radio performance, 1987) 2:09 8,253
4 Help Me I’m Hungry (radio performance, 1987) 2:41 35
5 Mrs. Butterworth (rehearsal recording, 1988) 4:05 5,314
6 If You Must (demo, 1988) 4:01 12,050
7 Pen Cap Chew (demo, 1988) 3:02 11,833
8 Downer (live, 1988) 1:43 10,953
9 Floyd the Barber (live, 1988) 2:33 10,586
10 Raunchola / Moby Dick (live, 1988) 6:25 914
11 Beans (solo acoustic, undated) 1:33 9,429
12 Don’t Want It All (Solo Acoustic, Undated) 2:26 33
13 Clean Up Before She Comes (solo acoustic, undated) 3:13 6,253
14 Polly (solo acoustic, 1988) 2:30 11,465
15 About a Girl (solo acoustic, 1988) 2:44 7,708
16 Blandest (demo, 1988) 3:56 10,846
17 Dive (demo, 1988) 4:51 10,024
18 They Hung Him on a Cross (demo, 1989) 1:57 7,159
19 Grey Goose (demo, 1989) 4:36 9,980
20 Ain’t It a Shame (demo, 1989) 2:01 34
21 Token Eastern Song (demo, 1989) 3:21 7,425
22 Even in His Youth (demo, 1989) 3:13 10,585
23 Polly (demo, 1989) 2:37 10,611
1 Opinion (solo acoustic, 1990) 1:34 12,752
2 Lithium (solo acoustic, 1990) 1:49 13,277
3 Been a Son (solo acoustic, 1990) 1:13 8,243
4 Sliver (solo acoustic, 1989) 2:10 11,209
5 Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (solo acoustic, 1989) 2:32 282
6 Pay to Play (demo, 1990) 3:29 10,965
7 Here She Comes Now (demo, 1990) 5:02 8,452
8 Drain You (demo, 1990) 2:38 309
9 Aneurysm (demo, 1990) 4:48 10,877
10 Smells Like Teen Spirit (rehearsal demo, 1991) 5:41 5,173
11 Breed (rough mix, 1991) 3:08 10,662
12 Verse Chorus Verse (outtake, 1991) 3:18 9,001
13 Old Age (outtake, 1991) 4:20 12,305
14 Endless, Nameless (radio appearance, 1991) 8:48 5,893
15 Dumb (radio appearance, 1991) 2:35 10,551
16 D‐7 (radio appearance, 1990) 3:46 25
17 Oh, the Guilt (B‐side, 1992) 3:25 30
18 Curmudgeon (B‐side, 1992) 3:03 16
19 Return of the Rat (outtake, 1992) 3:09 7,279
20 Smells Like Teen Spirit (Butch Vig Mix) 4:59 16,973
1 Rape Me (solo acoustic, 1992) 3:23 11,843
2 Rape Me (demo, 1992) 3:02 10,829
3 Scentless Apprentice (rehearsal demo, 1992) 9:33 5,884
4 Heart‐Shaped Box (demo, 1993) 5:31 19
5 I Hate Myself and I Want to Die (B‐side, 1993) 4:03 38
6 Milk It (demo, 1993) 4:33 9,727
7 M. V. (Demo, 1993) 1:56 3,204
8 Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip (B‐side, 1993) 7:34 19
9 The Other Improv (demo, 1993) 6:24 8,633
10 Serve the Servants (solo acoustic, 1993) 1:36 4,524
11 Very Ape (solo acoustic, 1993) 1:53 9,279
12 Pennyroyal Tea (solo acoustic, 1993) 3:30 6,683
13 Marigold (B‐side, 1993) 2:37 29
14 Sappy (B‐side, 1993) 3:26 35
15 Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam (Rehearsal Demo, 1994) 3:57 29
16 Do Re Mi (solo acoustic, 1994) 4:25 12,190
17 You Know You’re Right (Solo Acoustic, 1994) 2:30 25
18 All Apologies (solo acoustic, undated) 3:33 3,938
1 Love Buzz 3:43 338,306
2 Scoff 4:12 240,403
3 About a Girl 2:46 1,002,056
4 Big Long Now 5:04 166,124
5 Immigrant Song 1:57 2,431
6 Spank Thru 3:24 122,892
7 Hairspray Queen 4:33 154,055
8 School 2:42 342,587
9 Mr. Moustache 3:23 223,954
10 Big Cheese 3:44 222,024
11 Sappy 3:26 70,225
12 In Bloom 4:13 1,108,916
15 Pennyroyal Tea 3:41 706,653
16 Smells Like Teen Spirit 5:00 1,792,833
17 Territorial Pissings 2:23 619,805
18 Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam 4:37 639
19 Talk to Me 3:03 12,305
20 Seasons in the Sun 3:22 11,444

About this album

With the Lights Out is a box set, containing three CDs and one DVD, of previously rare or unreleased material, including b-sides, demos, rough rehearsal recordings and live recordings, from the American rock band Nirvana. It was released in November 2004. The title was taken from the lyric, “With the lights out, it’s less dangerous” from the band’s 1991 Smells Like Teen Spirit single.

With the Lights Out set a record for single week sales of any box set, with 105,760 units sold. As of 2007, it has sold over 925,000 units in the United States alone, according to Nielson SoundScan. It has also been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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  • Boracoa10

    @nnnienke The so called disc 4 is the audio from the DVD

    5 Apr 9:08am Reply
  • nnnienke

    I don't understand the last 20 songs / disk 4?

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • iincesticide

    Anorexorcist!

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Boracoa10

    0 tracks. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, last fm, what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu [4]

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • bostoncrab

    does someone have an online link for thurston moore's liner notes?

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • biotch007

    0 tracks. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, last fm, what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu [3]

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • keyransolo

    on another note, if you must is awesomeee!!

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • keyransolo

    One of the best purchases I ever made, got this the day it came out and last.fm doesn't recognise any of the tracks by now? whaaat!

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ev_evila

    0 tracks. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, last fm, what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu 2

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • st9ler

    0 tracks. What the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, last fm, what the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • forestcarlosh

    pen cap chew. hell yeah

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bXter

    songs like Mrs. Butterworth, Anorexorcist, Pen Cap Chew or If You Must are awesome

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • HarryLster

    ...and its an awesome song!

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • HarryLster

    Kurt actually wrote Old age for Courtney

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • piotresk8

    verse chorus verse is avesome man

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Burksta

    I remember getting this way back off eBay for £20 :D

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • android9791

    hah!! i bought it for 15 bucks! score!!!

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • aaronWHAT

    "It costs a LOT, tho. OK, I got this baby back in 2005 for a shitload." [2] I paid £55 on the day it came out.

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Weelo89

    This does have a lot of great songs that you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else without scouring the depths of the earth. Songs like Here She Comes Now.

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • albiceleste666

    jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam is my fave!!

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
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