Alice In Chains

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wasatch, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    Has anyone heard if these 2 LPs will be remastered anytime soon? Facelift, and Self Titled.
  2. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

  3. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    I hope so .. but i've not heard anything..
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  4. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    @Wasatch what do you think of the new alice in chains with william duvall ?
    I am not a big fan to be honest.. for me AIC died with Layne staley.
  5. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    Definitely not the same, but I still like AIC. Big fan of Jerry Cantrell, to me he is AIC.
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  6. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    Well i agree that Jerry is the driving force of AIC but Layne had such a unique and amazing voice. I still like them too but not half as much as the old Alice..
    Saw them twice in '93 .. they were brilliant.
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  7. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    Your definitely right, Layne had an awesome voice. Layne and Chris Cornell to me definitely stood out more than any other singer's in that time frame, and beyond.
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  8. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    Yeah totally agree - But Cornell considering how great he is on record was/is hit and miss live for some reason..
    I am a big soundgarden fan but my favourite album of Cornell is his debut solo album euphoria morning.. i love that record.
    Staley, Cornell, Weiland and mike Patton are my fave rock vocalists of that era in that order.

    I've just brought an AIC live cd - the L.A broadcast from 1990.. god they were great !! But its hard to believe how much Layne had deteriorated by the time of the tripod album and the mtv unplugged.
  9. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    This is coming from a HUUUUGE Pearl Jam fan ---- AIC were the best of the bunch. By far.
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  10. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    I loved Ten but i seemed to lose interest in pearl jam after Vs for some reason... vedder was also a great vocalist.. Black is one of my favourite songs.
    If you think AIC were the best by far then why are you not a HUUUUGE AIC fan? !! lol
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  11. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    because in my mind PJ is still a viable entity -- releasing new material and having relevant tours, whereas AIC is somewhat of an artifact.
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  12. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Will DuVall has brought new life to Alice In Chains, literally. When AIC was asked to play at the VH1 Herat tribute management wanted a 'name' singer, but Jerry and the band wanted Will. Jerry had used Will's band Comes With The Fall as his backing (and opening!) band for the Degradation Trip tour and knew what he could do. Layne was unique, but even by his own admission a bit erratic live. Will pays tribute to Layne without copying him and has the blessing of the Staley family.

    He's a Hell of a nice guy to boot. Check out Comes With The Fall if you get a chance. They managed to do some pretty great things all by themselves.
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  13. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    That's kind of ironic since my own personal love of Pearl Jam has declined over the past few years for the very opposite reason - substandard new albums and tours that feel like they're going through the motions. I'm probably an equal fan of both bands (with a slight edge to AIC) but I get far more play/enjoyment out of "Black Gives Way to Blue" and "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" than "Backspacer" and "Lightning Bolt".
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  14. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    Layne staley nearly always delivered live before his decline... easily the best rock voice i have heard live and seen in the flesh..
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  15. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    Unplugged, definitely on my wish list.
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  16. Alternative4

    Alternative4 Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    Why wold the first two albums need to be remastered? They sound fine.

    I saw AIC with Duvall in 2013, it was awesome. One of the bests shows I have seen.
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  17. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    Actually the first album is "Dirt", the last studio album is the Self Titled with the 3 legged dog. If you read my post right, I'm looking for the remaster's (LPs) when/if they becoming available, the originals (Again LPs) are hard to come by and very expensive. I have the CDs already. To me, the remastered LPs sound way better/different then the CDs.
  18. wdiv

    wdiv Forum Resident

    I saw them in 2010 with Duvall & that was a great show. Black Gives Way to Blue was an incredible album... classic AIC. The follow-up album was a big disappointment for me. Hopefully they didn't use up all of the magic on the first "reunion" album. Both Cantrell solo albums are excellent too, they don't get anywhere near the attention that they deserve.
  19. NearysEpiphany

    NearysEpiphany Forum Resident

    I have Face Lift, Dirt and Jar Of Flies original CD pressings, and they all three sound awesome. I never got around to picking of the self-titled album, I had moved on by that point.

    What are the opinions here? Good album? Worth picking up?
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  20. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    I have both, but the Degradation Trip - Volumes 1 & 2 (Enhanced) is some heavy ****.
  21. Wasatch

    Wasatch Music Lover! Thread Starter

    SAP is pretty good also. The self-titled is very good, both are worth having.
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  22. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    Definitely. You can find it on the cheap, too
  23. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

    It's like DIRT cheap on Amazon. Of course! I actually like that album a lot.
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  24. éder

    éder Forum Resident

    The first album is Dirt ? Dirt was the second album
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  25. ifihadafish

    ifihadafish Forum Resident

    Was just about to reply to say Dirt is their second album. Took me ages to get into it - so much so I hated them playing songs from Dirt on that tour and only enjoyed the Facelift songs. I found Layne under a table in our rock club afterwards - just a total mess. I don't think that helped my opinion of Dirt at the time either. I love it now though (took about 15 years for it to click with me!)

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