Nirvana‘s In Utero is 20 years old this year, and streaming music service Spotify have used the occasion to launch a brand new series.

Entitled Spotify Landmark, the series is the first foray into original content for Spotify, and looks to shed light on the most interesting moments of music’s history.

Spotify Landmark’s co-producer Sandy Smallens revealed: “[It’s] somewhat like a ‘Behind The Music’ sort of approach  — although we’re more focused on the actual recording and the making of the record and less on the interpersonal dynamics –- and an NPR sort of an approach.”

The first project is a slew of documentaries that seek to get insight on the creation of Nirvana’s acclaimed In Utero, and to do so they interviewed a few of the band’s key characters – bassist Krist Novoselic, legendary producer Steve Albini, part-time guitarist Curt Kirkwood, and bizarrely, comedian Bobcat Goldthwaite, who apparently warmed up for the band on the In Utero tour. Foo Fighter Dave Grohl is strangely missing from the round-up, but the short snippets nevertheless grant further insight into the album’s creation and the subsequent tour.

Steve Albini’s production proposal to the band was unearthed earlier this week and is well worth a look, featuring such timeless lines as “If a record takes more than a week to make, someone’s fucking up.” [via Billboard]



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