RELEASE
October 26, 1999
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Grunge, Alternative Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

Three studio albums, two EPs, one live album, and a few European B-sides seemingly is a scant body of work to provide the basis for a box set, but that proves not to be the case with Music Bank, a three-disc retrospective of Alice in Chains' decade-long career. In many ways, the very release of Music Bank and its single-disc distillation, Nothing Safe, is a roundabout admission that AIC is no longer an active proposition for any of its members. But even if the group makes a comeback sometime in the next century, the two compilations are good snapshots of an era when Alice in Chains was one of the best bands in metal. By its very nature, Music Bank is for the hardcore fan, since it spans three discs, but this is one box that gets it right. It does feature all the hits, but they're surrounded by so many rarities -- including an abundance of demos, 12 previously unreleased cuts, live tracks, and alternate mixes and takes -- that it never seems like a hits compilation. More impressively, Music Bank has a real narrative drive; it's easy to hear the band evolve, even if the set begins with the newly recorded "Get Born Again." True, the box set really isn't for casual fans -- they should stick with Nothing Safe or the band's masterpiece, Dirt -- but the dedicated will not be disappointed with this fine set, since it does deliver more rarities than expected.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Get Born Againhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. I Can't Have You Blues [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Whatcha Gonna Do [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Social Parasite [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Queen of the Rodeo [Live][#]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Bleed the Freak [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Killing Yourself [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. We Die Younghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Man in the Boxhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Sea of Sorrow [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. I Can't Rememberhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Love, Hate, Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. It Ain't Like Thathttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Confusionhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Rooster [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Right Turnhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Got Me Wronghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Rain When I Diehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Fear the Voices [#]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. Them Boneshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Dam That Riverhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Sickmanhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. Roosterhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. Junkhead [#][Demo Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. Dirthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  26. God Smackhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  27. Iron Glandhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  28. Angry Chairhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  29. Lying Season [#]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  30. Would?http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  31. Brotherhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  32. Am I Insidehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  33. I Stay Awayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  34. No Excuseshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  35. Down in a Holehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  36. Hate to Feelhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  37. What the Hell Have I [Remix][#][Mix]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  38. A Little Bitter [Remix][#][Mix]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  39. Grindhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  40. Again [Tattoo of Pain Mix]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  41. Head Creepshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  42. God Amhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  43. Frogshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  44. Heaven Beside Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  45. Nutshell [Unplugged Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  46. The Killer Is Me [Unplugged Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  47. Over Now [Unplugged Version]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  48. Died [#]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  49. Get Born Again [Multimedia Track]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  50. Jar of Flies [CD Extra Multimedia][Multimedia Track]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  51. The Journey [Multimedia Track]http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004090010074462&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmusic-bank%252Fid457508816%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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