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14 October 2022

Green Day’s ‘Nimrod’ Celebrates 25 Years With Anniversary Edition

Green Day 25th Anniversary Edition
Photo: Stephen Stickler
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Green Day celebrate 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 previously unreleased demos, and a live set from Philadelphia’s Electric Factory recorded on November 14, 1997 one month after Nimrod’s release.

The 20-song live set includes several songs from Nimrod, plus fan favorites from their previous albums and singles. The 14 track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day songs (You Irritate Me and Tre Polka), plus a cover of the classic Elvis Costello song Alison (previously unreleased).



Nimrod was originally released on October 14 1997. The Billboard Top 10 LP 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 certified triple platinum in the US and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum or gold in several other countries, including the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Spain. In retrospect, KERRANG! asserted, “If Dookie was the album that put the band on centre stage, Nimrod was a multifaceted spreading of wings that saw them begin to master what to do now they were there,” and Alternative Press cited it as “a game-changer.”

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.

The band is also bringing back a much sought after fan favourite vintage t-shirt along with other Nimrod-era merch available for a limited time in the band’s webstore.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band brought their sold-out Hella Mega headline stadium run to the UK and Europe this past summer, as well as, headlining festivals including Innings, Shaky Knees, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Rio In Rio, Sea Hear Now, & Firefly. Green Day played the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix performing to over 65,000 fans, the largest crowd in over three years. They will headline the Formula 1 Armaco United States Grand Prix next weekend in Austin, TX.

Nimrod (25th Anniversary Edition):

Nice Guys Finish Last
Hitchin’ A Ride
The Grouch
All The Time
Worry Rock
Platypus (I Hate You)
Last Ride In
Walking Alone
Take Back
King For A Day
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Prosthetic Head

Nimrod Demos:
Nice Guys Finish Last
Place Inside My Head
The Grouch
Walking Alone
You Irritate Me
Tre Polka
When It’s Time
Chain Saw
Black Eyeliner

Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, November 14 1997
Going To Pasalacqua
Welcome To Paradise
Geek Stink Breath
Nice Guys Finish Last
Hitchin’ A Ride
The Grouch
2000 Light Years Away
Basket Case
Fuck Off And Die
Paper Lanterns
Prosthetic Head
When I Come Around
Good Riddance



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