Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world.
The highly anticipated soundtrack album KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will now be released by Universal Music on CD, cassette and digital formats on November 13th, 2015. A 2LP vinyl edition of KURT COBAIN – MONTAGE OF HECK: THE HOME RECORDINGS will follow on December 4th, 2015, along with a 7-inch single featuring ‘And I Love Her’ and ‘Sappy (Early Demo)’.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings is an aural complement to the documentary in both concept and experience. Comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums. The title, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK takes its name from a musical collage that was created by Cobain with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck: THE HOME RECORDINGS soundtrack will be released in both deluxe and standard formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on CD, cassette, 2LP vinyl, and a 13 track standard edition CD. The 31 track deluxe soundtrack showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs. The 13 track standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain’s personal cassettes. The soundtrack will also be available in deluxe and standard digital editions.
The documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, is an authentic and unflinching look into Kurt’s life, art and mind through his own unique lens. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, the film creates an immersive cinematic insight into an artist who craved the spotlight even as he rejected the trappings of fame. Brett Morgen who wrote, directed and produced the documentary began working on it in 2007 when Cobain’s family approached him with the idea and offered him unrestricted access to all of Cobain’s personal and family archives. The documentary features Cobain and Courtney Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as a co-executive producer on the film and includes footage from various Nirvana performances as well as unreleased home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, and songbooks, and revelatory interviews from Kurt’s family and closest friends.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, also internationally billed as Cobain: Montage of Heck, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and was released in theaters across the globe by Universal Pictures.