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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