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'Spotify Landmark' series launches with behind-the-scenes look at Nirvana's 'In Utero'

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Spotify Landmark nirvana
Spotify Landmark nirvana

Spotify has launched its own take on VH1's Behind The Music series. Dubbed Spotify Landmark, the new original audio series aims to tell the story behind "some of the greatest moments in music, told by the people who made them," according to a website for the project. Each episode combines intimate, NPR-style interviews with musicians, album producers, and other key players involved in the creation of classic albums; concerts and music-related cultural events will also be featured.

The first record to be given the Spotify Landmark treatment is Nirvana's third and final studio release, In Utero. The premiere episode coincides with the album's 20th anniversary and comes ahead of a deluxe reissue slated for release September 24th. In addition to commentary on the full-length album, you'll hear an interview with producer Steve Albini that dives into Nirvana's recording process. Bobcat Goldthwait, who often opened for the band, and Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets also contribute interviews chronicling the subsequent tour. Best of all, you don't need a premium Spotify subscription to start listening. The entire show is available for streaming both at Spotify's Landmark website and via desktop and mobile clients. And though the first show sticks to audio, Spotify tells Billboard that future episodes will contain video segments as well.