MTV Unplugged

MTV Unplugged

by 10,000 Maniacs
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MTV Unplugged

When it was recorded, nobody knew that MTV Unplugged would be 10,000 Maniacs' last album with Natalie Merchant. As it stands, it's a quiet, gentle way for her to bow out, offering no new revelations but several solid versions of the group's signature songs (mainly concentrating on Our Time in Eden) and a cover of Patti Smith's "Because the Night." It's nothing new, but for fans it's a graceful way to say goodbye.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1993
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596156929
catalogNumber: 61569
Rank: 37763

Album Credits

Performance Credits

10,000 Maniacs   Primary Artist
Jerome Augustyniak   Percussion,Drums
Robert Buck   Acoustic Guitar
Bill Dillon   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Slide Guitar
Dennis Drew   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Pump Organ
Morgan Fichter   Violin,Background Vocals
Steve Gustafson   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Amanda Kramer   Organ,Piano,Pump Organ
Kim Laskowski   Bassoon
Jerry Marotta   Percussion
Natalie Merchant   Piano,Vocals
Mary Ramsey   Viola,Background Vocals
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Atsuko Sato   Bassoon
Richie Stearns   Banjo

Technical Credits

Dennis Drew   Contributor
Paul Fox   Producer
Mike Scott   Engineer
Ed Thacker   Engineer
Jay Vicari   Engineer

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MTV Unplugged 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DoctorTom More than 1 year ago
Natalie Merchant is one of the most talented vocalists that I have ever encountered. This live performance is great. I highly recommend this to all fans of Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know what it is about this album, but it's great music to play on snowy days while you're cleaning house or something to that effect! I love the song ''Because the Night'' more than any of the other ones, though! During the winter I was nine, this album was a favorite of me and my mom, and we used to play ''Because the Night'' over and over! What's really funny is, both of us were huge Springsteen fans, and it took my dad (who wasn't a huge fan of either the Boss or the Maniacs) to tell us that Bruce wrote that song! Anyway, it's a great cd, and I like it alot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, it may have focused too much on one cd (Our Time in Eden), and it may have been the unwitting swan song, but it deserves placement in any Maniacs' fan collection. The songs are performed well (I'd say better than the studio versions) and it's a CD you'll begin to crave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago