MTV Unplugged (Korn album)

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MTV Unplugged: Korn
Live album by Korn
Released March 5, 2007
Recorded December 9, 2006 at MTV Studios in Times Square, New York City
Genre Acoustic rock
Length 44:32
Label EMI, Virgin
Producer Richard Gibbs, Alex Coletti
Korn chronology
See You on the Other Side
(2005)
MTV Unplugged: Korn
(2007)
Untitled album
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
CDNow 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Metal Hammer 4/10 stars
Newsday B−[4][dead link]
New York Daily News (Very favorable)[5]
PopMatters 3/10 stars[6]
Revolver 4.5/5 stars

MTV Unplugged: Korn is an acoustic live album by the band Korn released worldwide on March 5, 2007 and on the following day in the United States.

Album information[edit]

The performance, part of the MTV Unplugged series, took place in MTV studios in Times Square, New York City on December 9, 2006 in front of a crowd of approximately fifty people.

It marks Korn's second ever televised acoustic performance, with the first being on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 18, 2006.

The show was broadcast online on MTV.com on February 23, 2007 and was broadcast on television in America, Europe and Asia from March 2, 2007.

The exclusive acoustic set had the participation of other big-name artists including Robert Smith and Simon Gallup of The Cure and Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence.

The album debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at #9, with about 51,000 copies sold in its first week,[7] and experienced 55% decline in sales in the following week.[8]

Richard Gibbs comments on the album[edit]

On December 24, 2006 Richard Gibbs has made following statement on his message board:

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Blind"   Shuck/Shin/Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria Korn 3:29
2. "Hollow Life"   Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria Untouchables 3:24
3. "Freak on a Leash" (feat. Amy Lee from Evanescence) Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria Follow the Leader 3:55
4. "Falling Away from Me"   Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria Issues 3:55
5. "Creep" (Radiohead cover) C. Greenwood/J. Greenwood/O'Brien/Selway/Yorke Pablo Honey 3:51
6. "Love Song"   Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The Matrix/Atticus Ross See You on the Other Side 3:50
7. "Got the Life"   Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria Follow the Leader 3:48
8. "Twisted Transistor"   Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The Matrix See You on the Other Side 3:00
9. "Coming Undone"   Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The Matrix See You on the Other Side 3:35
10. "Make Me Bad" / "In Between Days" (feat. The Cure) Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria, Smith "Make Me Bad" is from Issues
"In Between Days" is from The Head on the Door
5:35
11. "Throw Me Away"   Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The Matrix/Ross See You on the Other Side 6:20
Total length:
44:32

B-sides[edit]

Additional content[edit]

The album's booklet contained a special code which granted owners of the recording an opportunity for an exclusive preview of Korn's then forthcoming studio album Untitled.[14]

Chart positions[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mtv Unplugged: Korn: Music". CDNow. 
  3. ^ "Korn: MTV Unplugged Review". Entertainment Weekly. 2007-03-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/ny-etledew5119092mar06,0,6000778.column?coll=ny-music-headlines
  5. ^ "Korn shucks din for acoustic gem". New York Daily News. 2007-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Korn: MTV Unplugged". PopMatters. 
  7. ^ Katie Hasty (2007-03-14). "Notorious B.I.G. Scores Another 'Great' On The Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2007-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Chart Recap: Three Debuts Break the 100,000 Mark". Coolfer.com. 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2007-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Richard Gibbs Message Board". December 24, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  10. ^ "Official Korn Board Dylan Is Gay". korn.com. 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  11. ^ a b c "MTV Unplugged: Korn (stream)". MTV.com. 2007-03-02. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  12. ^ "Official Korn Board". korn.com. 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  13. ^ "MTV Virtual Hills". korn.com. 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  14. ^ "Exclusive preview of Korn's eighth studio album". korn.com. 2007-03-06. Archived from the original on 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  15. ^ "Australian chart positions". australian-charts.com. 
  16. ^ "Austrian chart positions" (in German). austriancharts.at. 
  17. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) chart positions" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. 
  18. ^ "Belgian (Wallonia) chart positions" (in French). ultratop.be. 
  19. ^ "Dutch chart positions" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. 
  20. ^ "French chart positions" (in French). lescharts.com. 
  21. ^ "German chart positions" (in German). musicline.de. 
  22. ^ "Mexican chart positions". mexicancharts.com. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand chart positions". charts.org.nz. 
  24. ^ "Swiss chart positions". hitparade.ch. 
  25. ^ "Chart Log UK: Alex K - Kyuss". zobbel.de. 
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  27. ^ a b "Freak on a Leash - Amy Lee". Billboard. 
  28. ^ "Korn > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Macrovision.