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Kurt Cobain to release first solo record in November

Over a quarter-century after issuing his first full-length record, Bleach, with Nirvana, and a full two decades after taking his own life, Kurt Cobain will release his first solo album on November 6. The release will coincide with the release of the Cobain documentary Montage of Heck on DVD/Blu-ray. The project was headed by director Brett Morgen, who poured over hundreds of hours of material and assembled the as-yet-untitled record as a companion piece to his HBO-produced documentary.

“[It’s] curated to feel as though one were sitting in Kurt’s living room watching him create over the course of an afternoon,” Morgen told Billboard. In addition to all the music that was featured in the documentary, the new album will also feature a dozen unheard tracks and demos. “These are all just Kurt by himself with the guitar,” Morgen explained. “These aren’t multi-track, finished songs or work-ups, but they’re extraordinary, and I think they provide a tremendous insight into his [creative] process. I think they further our understanding of Kurt, both as a musician and as a man.”


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