Alice In Chains ‎– Jar Of Flies

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CK 57628, 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia, Columbia CK 57628, 57628 US 1994 Sell This Version
1197 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies (Cass, EP, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1197 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
COL 474855 1 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(12", EP) CBS/Sony COL 474855 1 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
177.376 / 1-474855 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(12", EP) Columbia 177.376 / 1-474855 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
51474855 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(12", EP) Columbia 51474855 Colombia 1994 Sell This Version
01-474855-20, Col 474855 1 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(12", MiniAlbum) Columbia, Columbia 01-474855-20, Col 474855 1 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
752.267, 2-474855 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia, Columbia 752.267, 2-474855 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
CEPK 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia CEPK 57628 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
474855 2, COL 474855 2 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony 474855 2, COL 474855 2 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 6941 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Sony Records SRCS 6941 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CDCOL 3832 H Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia CDCOL 3832 H South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
0 7464 - 57628 - 2 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia 0 7464 - 57628 - 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CEPK 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia CEPK 57628 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CEPK 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP) Columbia CEPK 57628 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CCEPK 57623 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, Club) Columbia CCEPK 57623 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CCEPK 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, Club) Columbia CCEPK 57628 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
COL 483846 6, 01-483846-10, 11-054845-40, x Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, Enh) Columbia, Sony Music, Microsoft Windows, Corel Corporation COL 483846 6, 01-483846-10, 11-054845-40, x Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CKR 68085 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, Enh + CD-ROM) Columbia CKR 68085 US 1994 Sell This Version
CKR 66893 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, Enh + CD-ROM) Columbia CKR 66893 US 1994 Sell This Version
01-474855-10 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, Promo) Columbia 01-474855-10 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
474855 2, COL 474855 2, 01-474855-10 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, MiniAlbum, EP) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 474855 2, COL 474855 2, 01-474855-10 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
COL 474855 4, MJM 213 M Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia, MJM Music PL COL 474855 4, MJM 213 M Poland 1994 Sell This Version
ZRIT475713 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia ZRIT475713 Mexico 1994 Sell This Version
474855 4, COL 474855 4 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia, Columbia 474855 4, COL 474855 4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
CT 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia CT 57628 US 1994 Sell This Version
4.11.474855 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia 4.11.474855 Venezuela 1994 Sell This Version
KLJC 4 474855 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia KLJC 4 474855 Chile 1994 Sell This Version
CEPT 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia CEPT 57628 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
COL 474855 4 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia COL 474855 4 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
CT 57628, CT57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia, Columbia CT 57628, CT57628 US 1994 Sell This Version
ACC 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP, Promo) Columbia ACC 57628 US 1994 Sell This Version
746 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 746 Romania 1994 Sell This Version
COL 475713 1 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, S/Sided, EP, Promo) Columbia COL 475713 1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
COL 483846 9, 01-066971-65 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(2xCD, EP, Enh) Columbia, Corel Corporation COL 483846 9, 01-066971-65 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(7xFile, AAC, EP, 128) Columbia none US Unknown
CEPK 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, RE) Columbia CEPK 57628 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CK 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, RE, RP) Columbia CK 57628 US Unknown Sell This Version
474855 2, COL 474855 2 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, RP) Columbia, Columbia 474855 2, COL 474855 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CK 57628, 57628 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD, EP, RP) Columbia, Columbia CK 57628, 57628 US Unknown Sell This Version
474855 2 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(CD-ROM, MiniAlbum + MiniAlbum) Columbia 474855 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
474855 4 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP) Columbia 474855 4 Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
S 559 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP, Unofficial) System (2) S 559 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP, Unofficial) Unison (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
MG 1-289 Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1-289 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies(Cass, EP, Unofficial) Unison (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version

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Sonic_Reducer_99

Sonic_Reducer_99

October 26, 2018
referencing Jar Of Flies, CD, EP, SRCS 6941
Was this EP actually known as Another Side of Alice in Japan, or did I read a lie?
Anesthetized

Anesthetized

January 16, 2015
referencing Jar Of Flies, CD, MiniAlbum, EP, 474855 2, COL 474855 2, 01-474855-10

The storm has passed, leaving the mind adrift. It remains a placid acceptance of the consequences: a reflection on self-imposed isolation and the continuous search of escape. Jar of Flies, published after Dirt success, follows Sap path through acoustic territories. This handful of velvety ballads (recorded in just one week, when Nirvana were performing their unplugged concert) is one of the most touching and deepest snapshots of that period. In its melancholy and disillusion it hides a subtle trace of romantic hope that warms the glacial atmospheres typical of AIC. Reunification of flesh and soul (fluctuating, dissociated and out of focus in Dirt music) is now possible in the transitory ray of light represented by Jar of Flies. A springtime sun - with a bitter-sweet taste - that casts a last light through the haze.
badhack

badhack

March 21, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Jar Of Flies, CD, EP, CK 57628, 57628
This EP is seven rich, complex and provoking tracks and it's hard to believe that it was recorded in under a week. I always thought the album showed maturity and confidence in the band, to attempt something so ambitious and to create something so wonderful and successful in the process. Like their other albums it's very personal, often dealing with addiction, but at the same time I feel like I can relate.
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dghkfhldfdhlfa

December 13, 2010
referencing Jar Of Flies, CD, EP, CK 57628, 57628
it took me a long time to really understand what happened on this record, why i consider it the first strong alice in chains record and why so many people disagree so strongly. i think the answer is simple: there was a change in producers on this record.

before this record, everything was handled by dave jerden, who is also known for his work with jane's addiction. indeed, early alice in chains does seem to belong to the era of jane's addiction and the red hot chili peppers and not to the era of grunge, as much of a mindfuck as that thought may be at first. would i deny that dirt is a grunge record? absolutely! before this record, alice in chains were a metal band, in fact an 80s metal band. the first record sounds like a cross between extreme and jane's addiction, the second record did nothing more than take that general sound and added a dash of soundgarden to the mix. this, i believe, is the reason that alice in chains were so successful: fundamentally, they were 80s hair metal, produced by an 80s underground heavy rock icon.

this record changed that. out went jerden and in came toby wright. this immediately had two outcomes: (1) it fattened out the sound, (2) it killed the 80s rock production techniques that jerden was still hauling around with him. all butch vig really did was bring an understanding of newer technology to the table, and that seems to be what toby wright has done as well. this record sounds better than anything they did previously because it was the first record that was recorded by somebody who knew what they were doing.

as for this record itself, it's representative of their acoustic side, certainly the best thing they did along these lines, and the most important. the fact is that this record is the record that created all of the acoustic rock ballads that saturated the airwaves for the next ten years. if you hate creed then blame this record. but don't hate the record because it's a great record...
Alastis

Alastis

March 24, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Jar Of Flies, CD, EP, CK 57628, 57628

Somehow this EP captured what none of full albums by AiC could - all of their energy and power actually. Part of the reason might be the fact that was recorded in just a few days, as opposed to studio albums. Whatever the reason, most of the stuff here hits proverbial nail on the head. Melancholic tracks like "Rotten Apple", groovy rock numbers like "I Stay Away" (complete with somewhat odd video) and weirdly uplifting (for AiC anyway) song "No Excuses." All of those demonstrated that AiC took the step in the right direction, but unfortunately, due to Layne's addiction it was bound to fall apart right after their next and ultimately the final self-titled record.