"Unplugged" Live

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"Unplugged" Live
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Live album by McAuley Schenker Group
Released October 1992
Recorded The Celebrity Theatre, Anaheim, California, 25 March 1992
Genre Rock, acoustic, instrumental
Length 50:30
Label Impact (USA)
EMI (Europe and Japan)
Producer Robin McAuley and Michael Schenker
McAuley Schenker Group chronology
Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G.
(1992)
"Unplugged" Live
(1992)
Michael Schenker chronology
Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G.
(1992)
"Unplugged" Live
(1992)
Thank You
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

"Unplugged" Live is a live album by the McAuley Schenker Group, recorded in California, during a tour with a completely acoustic set. Michael Schenker released this live album at the height of "unplugged" mania in the early 1990s, revising his blistering guitar antics as reflective, nylon-string, semi-classical ballads. The album features Shark Island guitarist Spencer Sercombe on second guitar and backing vocals. "Unplugged" Live is the final release of the McAuley Schenker Group, which disbanded in 1993; Robin McAuley got married and retired from the music scene for a few years, while Michael Schenker began working on instrumental solo projects.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Anytime" Robin McAuley, Steve Mann 5:42
2. "We Believe in Love" Michael Schenker, McAuley 6:06
3. "What Happens to Me" Schenker, McAuley 4:54
4. "Bad Boys" Schenker, McAuley 4:01
5. "Gimme Your Love" McAuley, Rocky Newton 3:59
6. "Natural Thing" Schenker, Phil Mogg 4:55
7. "Perrier - formerly Courvoiser Concert" Schenker, Gary Barden 1:53
8. "When I'm Gone" McAuley, Jesse Harms 4:52
9. "Nightmare" Schenker, McAuley 4:44
10. "Doctor Doctor" Schenker, Mogg 4:27
11. "Lights Out" Schenker, Mogg, Andy Parker, Pete Way 5:21
Total length: 50:30

Japanese bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Paradise" Schenker, McAuley 4:24
13. "Only You Can Rock Me" Way, Schenker, Mogg 4:25

Performers[edit]

  • Robin McAuley - vocals
  • Michael Schenker - lead and rhythm guitars
  • Spencer Sercombe - 12 string and 6 string rhythm guitars, background vocals, second part of lead break on "Gimme Your Love"

Production[edit]

  • Robin McAuley and Michael Schenker - producers
  • Recorded at: Anaheim, California March 25, 1992
  • Mixed by: Bill Dooley at Brooklyn Recording Studios in Los Angeles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McAuley-Schenker Group Unplugged Live review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Robin McAuley interview". MetalKings.com. April 2004. Retrieved 2011-08-02.