MTV Unplugged

( 12 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Between the end of 1993 and a performance for MTV Unplugged in the spring of 1996, Alice in Chains performed no concerts -- they didn't even support the release of their eponymous third album with a minor tour. There's a variety of reasons for their inactivity -- primarily it's due to the health of certain members -- but the lack of concerts made the Unplugged performance seem special. During the concert, Alice in Chains drew from their three albums and two EPs, offering new, more reflective arrangements for harder songs like "Would?" and virtually re-creating the original versions of "Got Me Wrong" and "No Excuses." Throughout the album, the group sounds tight ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $1.99   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(3)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
07/30/1996 CD Live New, Sealed. ~ FREE 1st class shipping upgrade from standard shipping with tracking. We place your cd in a cushy, padded mailer and ship the same business ... day. Military and International welcome! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Norwood, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.72
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2176)

Condition: New
074646770320 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$10.34
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(4988)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW, Factory Sealed items direct from the Studios. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Quick International Airmail!

Ships from: Indian Trail, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$13.00
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(205)

Condition: New
AUDIO CD New 074646770320 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART...Get it FAST ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Between the end of 1993 and a performance for MTV Unplugged in the spring of 1996, Alice in Chains performed no concerts -- they didn't even support the release of their eponymous third album with a minor tour. There's a variety of reasons for their inactivity -- primarily it's due to the health of certain members -- but the lack of concerts made the Unplugged performance seem special. During the concert, Alice in Chains drew from their three albums and two EPs, offering new, more reflective arrangements for harder songs like "Would?" and virtually re-creating the original versions of "Got Me Wrong" and "No Excuses." Throughout the album, the group sounds tight and professional -- on the basis of this performance, it's hard to believe that they hadn't played together for nearly three years -- but it doesn't offer anything that the albums don't already. The acoustic arrangements of the harder songs sound like novelties, and the rest sound like rehashes of their previous work, only without much energy. Again, it's a case of an Unplugged album that is designed to attract the band's core audience, which makes it a fairly entertaining effort that is essentially just an official bootleg.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/1996
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646770320
  • Catalog Number: 67703

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nutshell (4:58)
  2. 2 Brother (5:27)
  3. 3 No Excuses (4:57)
  4. 4 Sludge Factory (4:36)
  5. 5 Down in a Hole (5:46)
  6. 6 Angry Chair (4:36)
  7. 7 Rooster (6:41)
  8. 8 Got Me Wrong (4:59)
  9. 9 Heaven Beside You (5:38)
  10. 10 Would? (3:43)
  11. 11 Frogs (7:30)
  12. 12 Over Now (7:12)
  13. 13 Killer Is Me (5:23)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alice in Chains Primary Artist
Jerry Cantrell Guitar, Vocals
Sean Kinney Drums
Scott Olson Bass, Guitar
Layne Staley Guitar, Vocals
Mike Inez Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Alice in Chains Producer
Audrey Morris Contributor
Jon Bates Engineer
Alex Coletti Producer
John Harris Engineer
Rich Lamb Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Toby Wright Producer, Engineer
Brian Kingman Engineer
Don C. Tyler Digital Editing
Mary Maurer Art Direction
Joe Perota Director
Audrey Morris Liner Note Producer
Audrey Morrissey Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 12 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(9)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Essential Alice In Chains

    I never used to care too much about the band as they just seemed like a mediocre grunge band on the surface. However, after I had the chance to listen to this whole thing I was made instantly a fan of their music. It was then that I realized what substance and beauty lie in their music and lyrics. I recommend this record to anyone and everyone that listens to music, regardless of the genre.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Unplugged Ever!

    If you are into Grunge or Alice In Chains this is perfect for you, and even if you aren't I still highly reccomend it. This performance could definitely turn someone into an Alice In Chains fan if they aren't already. I Would definitely say this is the best unplugged ever. I prefer it even over Nirvana's unplugged.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good...

    This album is very good, don't get me wrong. I just liked Nirvana's Unplugged a lot better. Comparing the band to what they sound like on their electric albums, Kurt on Unplugged was amazing. The Alice in Chains Unplugged wasn't is good as Nirvana's. I thought it was decent though.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Unplugged Ever

    This is the best of the MTV unplugged series. Cantrell rocks on guitar and Layne's voice is mezmerizing. When Staley died the world lost one of the best voices in the history of rock music. Highly recommended.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very cool

    GREAT album, the first AIC I ever bought, even if you don't normally like hard rock/metal/grunge, you will most likly enjoy this. And if you do like those...what are you waiting for?!?!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Unplugged Album Ever

    This is a reflective and emotional set, exposing Alice in Chains at its best. Though there are a few more songs that deserved spots, the selections for the most part are great. I especially like "Brother", which, stripped of its over-production, is an incredible and compelling song. Jerry Cantrell's and Layne Staley's vocals are at their best here, especially on "Down in a Hole". This is better than any unplugged album I've ever heard, and though it has a few flaws, they are so few that they don't deter this wonderful album.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Powerful acoustic concert a final cry out to loyal fans

    Unplugged was Alice in Chains's first concert in three years, and it sadly proved to be their last one. With that thought in mind, the album really comes out as a final cry from Layne Staley and his bandmates out to their loyal fans. The band sounds tight, energetic, and their performance gives more insight into each member's personality. The concert opens with the hauntingly beautiful minor chord progression of "Nutshell," which sets the stage for a fairly somber lineup of songs. It's "Got Me Wrong" that is the album's greatest achievement - Staley's falsetto screeches high above Cantrell's smoother voice during the harmonized parts and guest guitarist Scott Olson provides impressive lead licks over Cantrell's rich rhythm progression. Even more impressive are the originally heavy electric songs like "Angry Chair" "Sludge Factory" and "Rooster" that are delivered with as much power, though in very different styles, as the originals. And Staley's bitter speech during the disturbing "Frogs" displays wh a versatile and unrelenting band Alice in Chains was, even in an unplugged concert.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Greatest Bands Ever

    Alice in Chains has to be one of the most influential bands in 90's music history. Defining the stunning last chapter of skill in music, Alice in Chains, represents the one of the last bands that actually possesses skills, compared to the style of today's bands. Out of all the bands I have listened to, this is one of those rare bands that actually has a wide variety to the styles of music that is played. Going from an acoustic depressive type style (SAP, Jar of Flies, etc) to the hard heavy metal riffs (Grind, Again, We Die Young, etc) it is sad to see that the band fell apart. Judging from the pattern that today's so called "rock and alternative" bands are heading, one could definitly conclude that the days of actual talent within the sphere of rock music, has died along with this band. Sure Jerry Cantrell (guitarist, lyricist) has gone on to release two albulms (both of which I thought were excellent) but the spirit, along with the recent decease of Layne Staley, has all but ended the hopes of this rock enthusiast of any light at the end of the tunnel. The Unplugged CD is recommended to anyone who is interested in Alice in Chains for it contains the performance of one of the most skilled, and talented bands to cross the limelight of Rock.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the pro reviewer is an idiot

    i don't write reviews, but this guy is SO off. nothing on this album sounds like a novelty, if anything, this album shows what sounds like the true versions of the songs; stripped of the overproduction that plagues most of their albums (especially the self sitled release).

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 12 Customer Reviews