The Very Best of MTV Unplugged, Vol. 2

The Very Best of MTV Unplugged, Vol. 2


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The second volume of The Very Best of MTV Unplugged digs a little deeper into the long-running show's archives and manages to pull out a healthy number of unreleased tracks along the way. The Unplugged series always seemed to be a stab at depth for a station that was focused on surface and image above all, and it worked, both for MTV and the artists who appeared on the show. The best moments here are the ones that take the biggest chances, offering different arrangements of songs, like the string-heavy version of "Zombie" by the Cranberries and the interestingly jazzy yet still overproduced Phil Collins with "In the Air Tonight." Both of those songs see release for the first time here, along with six others from Chris Isaak, R.E.M., Tori Amos, Seal, Elton John, and Sheryl Crow. Other artists represented are perennial faves Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton along with the hopelessly outdated Midnight Oil and furiously eccentric Björk, whose harpsichord-backed "Human Behaviour" is another highlight.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 5050466238320
catalogNumber: 662383
Rank: 5333

Album Credits

Technical Credits

David Baerwald   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Tim Finn   Composer
Chris Isaak   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Midnight Oil   Composer
Sting   Composer
Tori Amos   Composer
Sheryl Crow   Composer
Björk   Composer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Bill Bottrell   Composer
Peter Buck   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Neil Finn   Composer
Nellee Hooper   Composer
Mike Mills   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Dolores O'Riordan   Composer
Guy Sigsworth   Composer
Michael Stipe   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Albert Wiles   Licensing
Seal Henry Samuel   Composer
Gary Moore   Engineer

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