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Rock's Best Unplugged Albums: Eric Clapton - "Unplugged"

With his unplugged appearance in 1992 in the Bray Studios in London, Eric Clapton set another milestone in his career: the concert recording in front of a handpicked audience not only led him back to his beginnings in the blues, but also live hits that he performed with his touring band, came as a surprise to the audience in the unamplified version. The most famous track, however, is “Tears In Heaven,” which Clapton played for his son who fell out of a hotel window - a moment that moved the audience to tears. The then released "Unplugged" album sold more than 24 million copies and received three awards at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

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Tracklist

Signe
Before You Accuse Me
Hey hey
Tears in Heaven
Lonely Stranger
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
Layla
Running on Faith
Walkin ‘blues
Alberta
San Francisco Bay Blues
Malted milk
Old love
Rollin ‘& Tumblin‘

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Rock's best unplugged albums: Paul McCartney - "Unplugged - The Official Bootleg"

Paul McCartney was the first artist in 1991 to decide to publish his appearance on "MTV Unplugged" as a phonogram. The concert included some Beatles songs (“Blackbird”, “And I Love Her”) and cover versions (“Ain't No Sunshine”) as well as the song “I Lost My Little Girl”, which the musician played at the age of 14 had written. The unplugged show was recorded for MTV in front of around 200 guests at Limehouse Television Studios in Wembley.

Tracklist

Be-Bop-A-Lula
I lost my little girl
Here There and Everywhere
Blue Moon of Kentucky
We Can Work It Out
San Francisco Bay Blues
I've just seen a face
Every night
She’s a woman
Hi-heel sneakers
And I Love Her
That would be something
Blackbird
Ain't no sunshine
Good Rockin ‘Tonight
Singin ‘the blues
Junk

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Rock's best unplugged albums: Nirvana - "MTV Unplugged in New York"

The overwhelming success of “Nevermind”, then the later free swimming with “In Utero” and finally a surprising acoustic set in New York - Nirvana did a lot of things right in their short career. The Unplugged concert, recorded in New York City in 1993, is still one of the most famous acoustic shows in the MTV series. Not least because Kurt Cobain had decided to cover many of his personal favorite songs instead of presenting his sound as an unplugged version.

Tracklist

About a girl
Come as you are
Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam (Original by The Vaselines)
The Man Who Sold the World (Original by David Bowie)
Pennyroyal Tea
Dumb
Polly
On a plain
Something in the way
Plateau (Original from Meat Puppets)
Oh, Me (Original from Meat Puppets)
Lake of Fire (Original by Meat Puppets)
All apologies
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Original by Leadbelly)

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Rock's Best Unplugged Albums: Neil Young - "Unplugged"

Two attempts were necessary to produce this unplugged album: Because Neil Young was dissatisfied with the first recordings for "MTV Unplugged", the musician brought in Ben Keith, Tim Drummond and Nils Lofgren for a second recording. The concert was also released on VHS, and the unplugged album with songs like "Harvest Moon", "Long May You Run" and "Like A Hurricane" was released in 1993.

Tracklist

The Old Laughing Lady
Mr. Soul
World on a string
Pocahontas
Stringman
Like a hurricane
The Needle and the Damage Done
Helpless
Harvest Moon
Transformer Man
Unknown Legend
Look out for my love
Long May You Run
From Hank to Hendrix

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Rock's Best Unplugged Albums: Alice In Chains - "Unplugged"

Alice in Chains ended their live break with the "Unplugged" show in April 1996 - the last time the band had appeared on stage together on their world tour in 1993. Her third album was released just a few months earlier. But apart from a few support shows for the band Kiss, it was supposed to be the band's last concert with the singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

Tracklist

Nutshell
Brother
No excuses
Sludge Factory
Down in a hole
Angry chair
Rooster
Got me wrong
Heaven Beside You
Would?
Frogs
Over now
Killer Is Me

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