Hear Kurt Cobain’s Cover of the Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’
UPDATE: The video has been removed from YouTube.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is still a couple of weeks away from its HBO premiere, but in the meantime, director Brett Morgen has been sharing bits and pieces of the late Nirvana singer’s archives, which he’s had access to throughout the making of the documentary. That access has provided Morgen with some of Cobain’s previously unreleased music, and now we have the opportunity to hear the singer's cover of the Beatles’ “And I Love Her.” Take a listen above.
It’s a very rough, acoustic rendition of the 1964 Hard Day’s Night song, with background noise and chatter infiltrating the recording. Nevertheless, Cobain transforms the song into his own for a beautiful, haunting version.
The song will appear -- along with another previously unheard, 12-minute Cobain song -- in Montage of Heck when it debuts on HBO on May 4. Recently, Morgen shared a clip of an early Nirvana performance from the film, plus an interview with bassist Krist Novoselic recounting his relationship with Cobain.
Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean -- who also served as Montage of Heck’s executive producer -- opened up about the documentary in a recent interview, describing it as “the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words.”