Alice in Chains: Unplugged

January 28, 2012 3 Min Read

Review by: Chad Estrella

Plot: What’s it about?

This is the taping of Alice in Chains when they played MTV unplugged back in 1996. The band was formed in Seattle in the late 80’s and didn’t make it main stream until their hit “Man in the Box.” They hit the stage in New York and they play some of their best songs. Their set includes: nutshell, brother, no excuses, sludge factory, down in a hole, angry chair, rooster (one of my favorites), got me wrong, heaven beside you, would?, frogs, over know and the killer in me. The killer in me was a new song at the time and it was the first time they ever performed it life in front of a crowd.

If you are a fan of Alice in Chains then I recommend buying this one. You should be able to find it for about $17 or so over the internet. If you enjoy their music like me then you may want to rent this one and judge for yourself if you want to purcase it. I enjoyed the one time viewing and really wouldn’t see myself watching this again.

Video: How does it look?

This is your basic full frame version of the MTV concert and it looks far supererior than the actual one you may have seen on video or broadcast television. The stage is dim and litten up only by candles and some small lights. The picture still looks pretty good.

Audio: How does it sound?

This is the highlight of the disc. The front soundstage is very wide and the bass is deep and clean. A very good sounding Unplugged version. What I wouldn’t give to have Pearl Jam’s unplugged version in 5.1 sound on DVD.

Supplements: What are the extras?

You get the discography of the band which tells you all of the CD’s that they have released on a song listing for each one. You also get a timeline on the band in which it tells you when they formed and what happened to them over the course of time since their inception. I thought it was pretty interesting and some were even a little humorous.

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