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What Version of Something in the Way Is in the Batman Movie?

If you’re a fan of Nirvana’s haunting track “Something in the Way,” you may have noticed that it’s been featured in the recent Batman movie trailer. The song has been a staple of Nirvana’s discography since its release on the album “Nevermind” in 1991, but which version of the song is being used in the film? Let’s dive into the details.

The Original Version

The original version of “Something in the Way” was recorded during Nirvana’s initial sessions for “Nevermind” at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. This version features Kurt Cobain on vocals and acoustic guitar, Krist Novoselic on bass, and Chad Channing on drums. It was later re-recorded for the album with Dave Grohl on drums and a cello added to the mix.

The Album Version

The album version of “Something in the Way” is likely the most well-known iteration of the song. It features a slower tempo than the original recording and includes Grohl’s drumming and a haunting cello line that adds to its melancholy vibe.

The Unplugged Version

Nirvana also performed an unplugged version of “Something in the Way” during their iconic 1993 MTV Unplugged session. This version features Cobain on vocals and acoustic guitar, Novoselic on bass, and cellist Lori Goldston providing accompaniment. The unplugged rendition is notable for its stripped-down arrangement and raw emotional intensity.

The Batman Movie Version

Based on what we’ve heard so far from trailers for Matt Reeves’ upcoming film “The Batman,” it appears that an orchestral cover of “Something in the Way” is being used. While we don’t yet know who arranged this particular version or who performed it, we can say that it adds an eerie and ominous tone to the already-dark trailer.

In Conclusion

While we can’t say for certain which version of “Something in the Way” will appear in “The Batman,” it’s safe to assume that it won’t be the original or album versions. The film’s use of an orchestral cover is a smart choice, adding a fresh twist to a classic song and complementing the dark aesthetic of the trailer. Regardless of which version ultimately makes it into the film, Nirvana fans can appreciate the fact that one of their favorite songs is being used in such a high-profile way.