A Kurt Cobain “solo album” is in the works, including a 7″ single of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”. The grunge icon’s acoustic rendition first appeared in Brett Morgan’s documentary entitled “Cobain: Montage of Heck”, released last Summer. Already available for preorder, the flipside will feature a solo song entitled “Sappy”.
An official soundtrack lp is slated to be released on November 13th, the same day that “Montage Of Heck” will be made available on DVD and Blu-Ray. The vinyl 7″ will be released the following week. Included with the tracks featured in the documentary will be a number of personal home recordings, discovered during the making of the film. While sifting through footage for “Montage of Heck”, director Brett Morgen was allowed access to an extensive archive of personal performances and rare tracks by the former Nirvana frontman. As reported by NME, A number of these previously unheard recordings includes music which ranges “from thrash to ragtime and everything in between”, as well as “a sketch comedy routine”. The title of the lp is currently unknown, although one would suspect that it will carry the same title as the film.
In a May 2015 article, the director made sure to clarify that this was more of a Kurt Cobain solo album of sorts, rather than a Nirvana lp. “…it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him….You will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about… it’s going to really surprise people.” Commenting on the soundtrack as a whole, Morgen said: “You really get a sense of how happy he was simply by creating himself. His lyrics are really playful, and, at times, you can feel his smile and warmth coming through.”
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