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Best "Unplugged" albums?


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#21 of 42 Tony-B

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Posted July 11 2004 - 03:10 AM

Alice In Chains' unplugged album is great, but my favorite has to be Nirvana.
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Posted July 11 2004 - 04:08 AM

How about The Tea Party's "Alahambra"..? quite good.

#23 of 42 Angelo.M

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Posted July 11 2004 - 04:35 AM

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Another good CD, or even LD, to pick up is Bruce Springsteen's Unplugged concert. The CD has five or six tracks on it, while the LD had the entire concert and three tracks that weren't featured on the telecast.


Bruce's In Concert: MTV Plugged CD has 13 tracks on it.


#24 of 42 Angelo.M

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Posted July 11 2004 - 04:48 AM

This thread is a painful reminder of the incredible "unplugged" vault material that MTV is sitting on. Consider some of the bands that have appeared that haven't had an officially-released recording:
  • The Alarm
  • The Allman Brothers
  • The Black Crowes/Tesla
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • Crowded House
  • The Corrs
  • The Cure
  • Duran Duran
  • Elvis Costello
  • Live (not a huge fan, but this was an incredible performance)
  • REM (twice)
  • Seal
  • Michelle Shocked/Indigo Girls
  • Squeeze
  • 10,000 Maniacs (they appeared twice; would love to have the original performance on CD)
  • The Smithereens/Graham Parker
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan/Joe Satriani
  • The Wallflowers
  • Various hair metal bands: Ratt/Poison/Great White/Damn Yankees/Vixen/Winger/Slaughter
More where this came from, of course.


#25 of 42 Angelo.M

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Posted July 11 2004 - 04:51 AM

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Has there ever been a Hall & Oates unplugged album? I saw them live here way back in 1992, and their unplugged set was awesome and I've been looking for an unplugged album ever since.

It was good, coming from someone who's lukewarm on H&O at best. Didn't they also do a "Storytellers"?


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Posted July 11 2004 - 04:56 AM

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his thread is a painful reminder of the incredible "unplugged" vault material that MTV is sitting on. Consider some of the bands that have appeared that haven't had an officially-released recording:


* The Corrs

Actually it was released. I have "The Corrs: Unplugged" on Atlantic (7567-80986-2) which came with the bonus single "Rainy Day"

There is also a Region 2 DVD of it


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#27 of 42 Angelo.M

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Posted July 11 2004 - 06:48 AM

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#28 of 42 Jon Mahoney

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Posted July 12 2004 - 04:35 AM

I'll also second AIC and Pearl Jam unplugged (although its not out on CD, but its very easy to find).

Also:
Pearl Jam Live at Benaroyal Hall. Full acoustic concert, actually a little here and there is plugged in.

Counting Crows: Across the Wire Disc 1. Its from their VH1 storytellers set, it's top notch in my opinion.

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Posted July 12 2004 - 09:26 AM

The Cure has a great "Unplugged" CD It was a bonus from their Greatest Hits CD. The Greatest Hits DVD is great also. It only has 4 acoustic tracks on it though.

#30 of 42 Rob Gardiner

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Posted July 12 2004 - 10:08 AM

A few of Elvis Costello's Unplugged cuts have shown up as bonus tracks, first on his EPs and now on his RHINO reissues.

#31 of 42 Ron Reda

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Posted July 12 2004 - 12:21 PM

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Where can I get a hold of this?!?!?!

I also wouldn't mind checking out the Seal and Live shows.
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Posted July 13 2004 - 01:40 AM

A couple of the SRV tracks are on the 3 disc box set that came out a year or two ago. Otherwise, you'd have to find a boot. I'm sure someone recorded it to vhs and made a cd from it, although I haven't ever come across it myself.

The tracks that are on the box set are very good, a highlight for me.

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Posted July 13 2004 - 03:22 AM

On disc 3 of the SRV boxset, is

Rude Mood
Pride and Joy
Testify

from MTV's Unplugged, 1990.

#34 of 42 john harshman

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Posted July 13 2004 - 03:44 AM

i have a svcd of the SRV unplugged

i will trade or B&P the show for you guys if you want

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Posted September 10 2010 - 03:24 AM

I know this is an old thread but if anyone pops by to read it you could try Korn's unplugged which is surprisingly good and alsoCD2 of queens of the stone age Era Vulgaris is an astonishing acoustic cd.



#36 of 42 Ron Reda

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Posted September 22 2010 - 08:53 AM

Although it's yet to be released (one can only hope) try to check out Vampire Weekend Unplugged on Palladia some time, they sound amazing in this setting with a small orchestra.


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Posted September 23 2010 - 10:14 AM

10,000 Maniacs

Alanis Morissette

Tony Bennett

 

And, though I'm a big Clapton fan, if I never hear his Unplugged disc again (especially Layla) I will be eternally happy.



#38 of 42 mike caronia

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Posted October 05 2010 - 11:23 AM

If you're a Black Crowes fan, the brothers Robinson put out an acoustic CD (and DVD) of shows they did a few years back. Songs from the Crowes catalog including a bunch of covers and never released stuff. Sounds great!!


http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_sim_m_5



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Posted January 04 2011 - 06:45 AM

Shakira's unplugged! from 1999



#40 of 42 Ron Reda

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Posted January 04 2011 - 01:08 PM

The Sting "Unplugged" from "The Soul Cages" days is fascinating.  I had it on VHS a long time ago but recently found a rip of it...great stuff.


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