Live (Alice in Chains album)

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Live
Alice in Chains Live album.jpg
Live album by Alice in Chains
Released December 5, 2000[1]
Recorded 1990, 1993, 1996
Genre Grunge, alternative metal, heavy metal
Length 66:09
66:00 (unmarked reissue)
Label Columbia
Producer Tony Wilson, Peter Fletcher
Alice in Chains chronology
Music Bank
(1999)Music Bank1999
Live
(2000)
Greatest Hits
(2001)Greatest Hits2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[4]

Live is a live album by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on December 5, 2000 through Columbia Records.[1][5] The live version of "Man in the Box" featured in the album was released as a single.[6]

Overview[edit]

Live was the band's only live album other than the acoustic album Unplugged. While most of the songs on Live had been released on previous albums, "Queen of the Rodeo" had not; although, the same live performance had been released on the Music Bank box set. Live includes five songs ("Them Bones", "God Am", "Again", "A Little Bitter" and "Dam That River") from the band's final two shows with vocalist Layne Staley.

Reception[edit]

The album received generally positive reviews from most critics, with Greg Prato of AllMusic writing in his review of the album "Their detuned sound and tales from the darkside are even more sinister and gripping on the concert stage, as evidenced by this 14-track set."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bleed the Freak" (December 22, 1990, Moore Theatre, Seattle)Jerry Cantrell4:33
2."Queen of the Rodeo" (November 5, 1990, Dallas)Jett Silver, Layne Staley4:39
3."Angry Chair" (March 2, 1993, Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow, UK)Staley4:22
4."Man in the Box" (March 2, 1993, Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow, UK)Cantrell, Staley4:59/4:48 unmarked reissue
5."Love, Hate, Love" (March 2, 1993, Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow, UK)Cantrell, Staley7:47
6."Rooster" (March 2, 1993, Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow, UK)Cantrell6:54
7."Would?" (March 2, 1993, Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow, UK)Cantrell3:51
8."Junkhead" (March 2, 1993, Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow, UK)Cantrell, Staley5:21
9."Dirt (Drunk and Disorderly version)" (October 24, 1993, Nagoya, Japan)Cantrell, Staley5:24
10."Them Bones" (July 2, 1996, Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri)Cantrell2:39
11."God Am" (July 2, 1996, Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri)Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney, Staley3:59
12."Again" (July 3, 1996, Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri)Cantrell, Staley4:24
13."A Little Bitter" (July 3, 1996, Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri)Cantrell, Inez, Kinney, Staley3:52
14."Dam That River" (July 3, 1996, Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri)Cantrell3:33
Total length:66:09

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 142

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Main peak
chart position
[8]
2000 "Man in the Box" (live) 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Just Out". CMJ New Music Monthly. January 2001. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Live". Metacritic. 
  3. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Live > Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Alice in Chains – Live (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 
  5. ^ "Reviews". February 2001. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Man In The Box (Live)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Alice in Chains – Artist chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  8. ^ "Artist Chart History – Alice in Chains". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2008-02-14.