Sound — 10
The sound on Unplugged In Newyork is amazing, from the from the melodic riffs of Dumb and All Apologies to the country and blues riffs in Plateau, Oh Me, Lake Of Fire and Where Did You Sleep Last Night this CD has a good viratity of sound. Kurt is a guitarist with passion and it shows. The addition of another guitarist (Pat Smear) really give some songs depth, Dave is superb on drums and Krist is exelent on bass. The passion of Nirvana songs on an acoustic set shows what Kurt could really do. Just to think that Kurt was (rhoumered) going to leave Nirvana and move away and go acoustical and solo, that would of been a great move and would of showed his talents.
Lyrics — 10
All the lyrics in each song are sung with passion and commitment. These are Nirvana lyrics so they are of detailed, poetic, musical bueatey. Even the cover songs are sung really well. Very moving. The last song, ledbelly cover 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night' is sung with total commitment and Kurt sings it from the bottom of his heart, the way he sung that song really moved me and looked at Kurt in a different light.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is an amazing buy if you like Nirvana. It defenetly was a good move for Kurt to go Unplugged and perform this because its a masterpiece. The best songs have to be 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night', all the meat puppet covers ('Plateau', 'Oh Me', 'Lake Of Fire'), 'Pennyroyal Tea' which he does on his own) and 'All Apologies'. This has ernt a place on My cd rack for life. Go out and but it now and if you don't then rent it out and try it out. You won't be dissapointed.