Nirvana - MTV Unplugged Vinyl LP (DGC24727)
Dashboard Confessional - MTV Unplugged v2.0 Vinyl LP (HNR003LPI)
Dashboard Confessional - MTV Unplugged v2.0 Vinyl LP (HNR003LP)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged Vinyl LP (9362498693)
Alanis Morissette - MTV Unplugged Vinyl LP (MOVLP936)
Liam Gallagher - MTV Unplugged Vinyl LP (0190295279363)
Guns N' Roses - Unplugged 1993 Vinyl LP (PARA191LP)
Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged Vinyl LP (MOVLP138)
Stone Temple Pilots - MTV Unplugged 1993 Vinyl LP (DOR2065H)
Lauryn Hill - MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 Vinyl LP (190758512110)
Buy New & Used MTV Unplugged Vinyl LPs
For those who love the craft of music, opportunities to hear unique renditions of your favorite songs are irresistible. It’s part of what makes us go see live concerts so often. And it’s the reason why MTV’s Unplugged series is the greatest television program ever aired.
From its first shows in 1989, Unplugged has delighted listeners with acoustic renditions of songs from all the greatest bands for 25 seasons. As the name suggests, none of the instruments are heavily electrified.
MTV has always had the honor of broadcasting musicians at the peak of their careers. Those who have graced the stages of Unplugged have done so with an intimate creativity and emotional intensity that never could have been captured any other way. It’s no surprise, then, that countless Unplugged shows have gone on to be released as incredibly successful albums.
Take, for example, Eric Clapton’s 1992 performance Unplugged, which is the best-selling live album of all time, selling over 26 million copies. Anytime you pull this “Old Love” off the shelf, you’re bound to cry some “Tears In Heaven”.
Or try Nirvana’s 1993 performance, released a year later as MTV Unplugged In New York, featuring many unexpected covers in the setlist. “Come As You Are” and listen to one of Kurt Cobain’s last televised performances before his passing just 5 months after its release. The album’s feverish moodiness will make you think you’re “Dumb” - or maybe just happy.
There’s nothing cooler than experiencing a band you thought was heavy bringing their dark magic on acoustic instruments. In a “Nutshell”, you’ll never hear a more emotional Alice In Chains performance than on Unplugged, which was their first time back onstage in over 2 years at the time due to drug complications. There’s really “No Excuses” not to listen to this heart melting performance of “Down In A Hole”.
MTV Unplugged continued producing smash hits after the 90s, too. You won’t find a better representation of the 2000s than Dashboard Confessional’s angsty teenage breakout performance on the set. They were the first band to play on Unplugged that hadn’t released a platinum record, but this was soon to change - their release MTV Unplugged 2.0 went platinum just a few months later.
Besides these, you can catch performances by legendary singer-songwriters Alanis Morissette, Mariah Carey and Liam Gallagher (of Oasis fame), among countless others.
In total, Unplugged albums have gone platinum over a dozen times. Say what you want about MTV: you don’t want to miss a second of the magic recorded in these live albums.
More than Just MTV Unplugged Records for Sale
Now that you’ve heard them Unplugged, want to listen to what these bands sound like when the power is back on? Binaural Records carries vinyl records from all your favorite Unplugged acts including Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Dashboard Confessional, and more.