Live (Alice in Chains album)

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Live
Live album by Alice in Chains
Released December 5, 2000
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 live albums chronology
Unplugged
(1996)
Live
(2000)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Live is a live album by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on December 5, 2000 on Columbia Records.

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."[2]

Track listing[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 142

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Main peak
chart position
[5]
2000 "Man in the Box" (live) 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live". Metacritic. 
  2. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Live > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Alice in Chains - Live (album review)". Sputnikmusic. 
  4. ^ "Alice in Chains - Artist chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History – Alice in Chains". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2008-02-14.