MTV Unplugged (Korn album)

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MTV Unplugged
MTV UNPLUGGED KORN.jpg
Live album by Korn
ReleasedMarch 5, 2007
RecordedDecember 9, 2006 at MTV Studios in Times Square, New York City
GenreAcoustic rock
Length44:32
LabelEMI, Virgin
ProducerRichard Gibbs, Alex Coletti
Korn chronology
See You on the Other Side
(2005)
MTV Unplugged
(2007)
Untitled album
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
CDNow3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]
Metal Hammer4/10 stars
NewsdayB−[4]
New York Daily News(Very favorable)[5]
PopMatters3/10 stars[6]
Revolver4.5/5 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 The Cure and Amy Lee.

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:[9]

About a month or so ago my pal Jonathan (Davis) asked me to music direct/arrange Korn's appearance on MTV Unplugged. We videotaped at MTV's studios in Times Square two weeks ago and we are currently mixing that CD as well here at the Woodshed, yours truly at the producing helm again. For this project I added four celli, two basses, two cimbassos, two bass/contrabass trombonists, a saw player, a glass harmonica player, choir bells, and a six person taiko ensemble to Korn. Plus The Cure sat in for a mashup and Amy Lee (from Evanescence) sang along on Freak on a Leash. Fairly awesome.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Blind"Shuck/Shin/Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/SilveriaKorn3:29
2."Hollow Life"Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/SilveriaUntouchables3:24
3."Freak on a Leash" (feat. Amy Lee from Evanescence)Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/SilveriaFollow the Leader3:55
4."Falling Away from Me"Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/SilveriaIssues3:55
5."Creep" (Radiohead cover)C. Greenwood/J. Greenwood/O'Brien/Selway/YorkePablo Honey3:51
6."Love Song"Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The Matrix/Atticus RossSee You on the Other Side3:50
7."Got the Life"Davis/Welch/Shaffer/Arvizu/SilveriaFollow the Leader3:48
8."Twisted Transistor"Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The MatrixSee You on the Other Side3:00
9."Coming Undone"Davis/Shaffer/Arvizu/Silveria/The MatrixSee You on the Other Side3:35
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/RossSee You on the Other Side6:20
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.[13]

Chart positions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mtv Unplugged: Korn: Music". CDNow.
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  4. ^ "Rating". Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. Retrieved March 5, 2007.
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  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. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved 2007-01-14.
  10. ^ a b "Official Korn Board". korn.com. 2007-01-21. Archived from the original on 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2007-01-22.
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  21. ^ "Mexican chart positions". mexicancharts.com.
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  23. ^ "Swiss chart positions". hitparade.ch.
  24. ^ "Chart Log UK: Alex K - Kyuss". zobbel.de.
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  26. ^ a b "Freak on a Leash - Amy Lee". Billboard.
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