Green Day are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their triple platinum, fifth album Nimrod. The Nimrod 25 – 25th Anniversary Edition box set includes the original album, one disc of unreleased demos, and a live set from Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. The 20-song live set in the box includes several songs from Nimrod, plus other fan favorites. The 14 track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day songs, plus a cover of the Elvis Costello song Alison.
Nimrod was originally released on October 14 1997. Singles “Hitchin’ A Ride” and “Good Riddance” drove the LP to the top of Billboard charts. The album certified triple platinum in the US and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum or gold in several other countries. Coming off the heels of Dookie‘s success, Nimrod looked at more mature themes and lyrics. The album moved the band forward sonically, launching them into a more solid place in the zeitgeist. Plus, it’s known for genre diversity, containing elements of folk, surf rock, and ska.
There are two versions of the limited edition, numbered, 5 LP vinyl box: a black vinyl version, plus a limited edition D2C and indie store exclusively pressed on silver vinyl. The vinyl box comes with a 20 page, 12” x 12” book, poster, cloth patch, exclusive slip-mat and commemorative back-stage pass. The 3 CD box set includes booklet, cloth patch and commemorative back-stage pass.
We headed over to Instagram live to show off all the goodies inside the 25th Anniversary Edition box. Additionally, we listened to one of the tracks from the live set disc.