Kurt Cobain has scored another strike against Jeff Buckley in the battle for most posthumous releases, as Montage of Heck, the new documentary about the little known moments of Kurt Cobain’s life, is set to the soundtrack of Cobains’ own home-taped recordings.
As reported by The Guardian, the soundtrack will the feature the usual demos, alternate versions and unreleased songs, but also include sound experiments, television recordings (?), spoken word pieces and a cover of The Beatles’ And I Love Her, all available as a 13 track standard version, or as a 31 track deluxe edition.
Collated by Montage of Heck writer-director Brett Morgen, Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings has previously surfaced in its original form- a pre-internet mixtape/mashup/collage made for then partner Tracey Marander, with a tracklisting including everything from Metallica, The Partridge Family, Cher, Sammy Davis Jr and Sesame Street records alongside the Nirvana frontman’s original recordings.
The Guardian have given the “album” a two star review, deeming it “truly slim-pickings, even for super fans”, however despite this we can expect the collection to line some pockets; Nirvana’s legacy is one of the strongest and most enduring in the music industry, with CNBC reporting Kurt Cobain’s estate to be worth around $450,000,000.
While this collection is intended to further our “understanding of one of the most significant artists of our time”, we’re not sure if it’s going to replace Nevermind any time soon.