Nimrod, Green Day’s fifth studio album, was originally released on October 14, 1997. The Billboard Top10 LP declared “Green Days best!” by Kerrang was driven by the hit singles “Hitchin’ A Ride”, “Redundant”, “Nice Guys Finish Last” and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” the latter of which has sold 5 million copies in the US alone. The song was written as a spiteful ballad and has evolved into the soundtrack of everyone’s seminal life moments; even being featured in the Seinfeld series finale. The album has sold over 3 million copies in the US (triple platinum) and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in several other countries, including the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia, and Spain.
This 25th Anniversary Edition includes the original album, one disc of previously unreleased Nimrod demos, and a live set from Philadelphia recorded one month after Nimrod was released. The 14 track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day tracks (“You Irritate Me” and “Tre Polka”), plus a cover of the classic Elvis Costello song “Allison” (previously unreleased). The live album was recorded at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia on November 14, 1997. The 20-songset includes several songs from Nimrod, plus fan favorites from their previous albums and singles.
The Nimrod XXV box set includes 3 albums on 5 black vinyl LPs, a 20 page 12” x 12” book, poster, cloth patch, exclusive slip-mat, and commemorative backstage pass.
- LP 1 & 2: Nimrod
- LP 3: Nimrod Demos
- LP 4 & 5: Live at The Electric Factory 1997