There were definitely parts where it sounded like the band was in the room. Stands with their best. The acoustic arrangements of the harder songs sound like novelties, and the rest sound like rehashes of their previous work, only without much energy. MOV did a good job with this issue. and virtually re-creating the original versions of "Got Me Wrong" and "No Excuses." 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. No surface noise. I agree, this is a very good pressing by MOV from the tape masters. Alice in Chains released Sap and Jar of Flies as "in-between" acoustic EPs, but neither were throwaways. MTV Unplugged, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180, MOVLP138, MTV Unplugged, CD, Album, CK 67703, 67703. I'm not talking about the disc itself (if you don't know it just feel ashamed and quickly make up for it), but only for the MOV pressing.. 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?" I just got this and played it for the first time. Alice in Chains - MTV Unplugged 1996 FULL - YouTube Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Sounds absolutely fantastic. If I had a gripe I'd wish for a gatefold, but that's such a minor gripe it's barely worth mentioning. No regrets, but if they could do it in 45s, talk about a pup tent. Complete your Alice In Chains collection. Worth every penny. My signal chain is quite good, Ortofon quintet blue, Clearaudio concept, Lehmann black cube SE, Audiolab 6000a and Q Acoustics 3050, and I can frankly say this pressing just sounds AMAZING!!! This is Alice at the height of their powers, despite the well-known fact that Layne was in bad shape for this show, and the taping turned into an all day affair when he could not get it together (see Sludge Factory). His sickness almost makes this album an even greater accomplishment. For sure pick it up of you are a fan. I am by no means an audiophile, but I agree this is one of the best sounding records in my growing collection. As for heavier Alice jams, Jerry Cantrell is a master of minor keys and unexpected chord changes, making Unplugged a chance to hear musicality that might have been obscured by the original production. I have only one point of criticism, namely the standard sleeve. A great pressing of a classic set. Audiophile quality. Heaven Beside You and Over Now were stripped-down in original form, lending both to the Unplugged format. Sap and Jar showcases songs that are as great without turning it up to "11" -- complex songwriting, signature countermelodies, and how about Ann Wilson and Chris Cornell? 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. Very dynamic, open and wide soundstage. One of my favorite albums. This album really deserves a nice gatefold edition. Majestic Theater, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, NY. 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. 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. Here, Unplugged front loads a killer set with tracks from Sap (Brother, Got Me Wrong) and Jar (Nutshell, No Excuses), in the way they were meant to be heard, in an intimate setting, exactly as they were written and recorded. A must have! Wow!! Stunning pressing. The sound is phenomenal! Prob my fav pressing in my small, but growing collection. Compared to the cd version this just feels "alive". Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged at Discogs.