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Alice In ChainsDirt

Label:Columbia – 19439986771, Legacy – 19439986771, Velvet Hammer – 19439986771, Sony Music – 19439986771
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Yellow Opaque, 30th Anniversary
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock

Tracklist

A1Them Bones
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
2:30
A2Dam That River
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
3:09
A3Rain When I Die
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*, L. Staley*, M. Starr*, S. Kinney*
6:02
B1Down In A Hole
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
5:37
B2Sickman
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*, L. Staley*
5:31
B3Rooster
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
6:15
C1Junkhead
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*, L. Staley*
5:09
C2Dirt
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*, L. Staley*
5:17
C3Godsmack
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*, L. Staley*
3:51
C4Untitled
Vocals [Uncredited]Tom Araya
0:43
D1Hate To Feel
Written-ByL. Staley*
5:17
D2Angry Chair
Written-ByL. Staley*
4:48
D3Would?
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
3:27
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Notes

Indie exclusive Limited edition Opaque yellow vinyl.
Comes with a double-sided lyrics insert and a yellow hype sticker on the plastic shrink-wrap.
Available for the first time on vinyl as a 2-LP set with remastered audio.

Track C4 is not listed on the track-listing. It was originally titled "Iron Man", featuring the opening line from the famous Black Sabbath track. On retrospective releases by the band it has been re-titled "Iron Gland".

Tracks A1, A2, B1, B3, D3: © 1992 Buttnugget Publishing (ASCAP)
Track A3: © 1992 Buttnugget Publishing/Jack Lord Music/Lungclam Music/Phlembot Music (ASCAP)
Tracks B2, C1, C2, C3: © 1992 Buttnugget Publishing/Jack Lord Music (ASCAP)
Tracks D1, D2: Jack Lord Music (ASCAP)
Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of the publishers.

Made in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 194399867716
  • Barcode (Text): 1 93499 86771 6
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 1): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 1): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 1): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 1): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 2): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 2): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 2): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 2): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 3): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 3): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 3): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 3): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 4): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 4): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 4): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 4): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 5): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 5): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 5): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 5): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 6): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 6): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 6): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 6): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 7): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - A 243284E1/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 7): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - B 243284E2/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Variant 7): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - C 243284E3/E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Variant 7): MRP3599 / 19439953541 - D 243284E4/C

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Dirt (CD, Album)Columbia, ColumbiaCOL 472330 2, 472330 2Europe1992
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Dirt (LP, Album)Columbia, Columbia472330 1, COL 472330 1Europe1992
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Dirt (Cassette, Album, Vertical Barcode)Columbia, Columbia, ColumbiaCT 52475, CT52475, 52475US1992
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Dirt (Cassette, Album)Columbia, ColumbiaCOL 472330 4, 472330 4Europe1992
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Dirt (CD, Album)Columbia, ColumbiaCOL 472330 2, 472330 2Europe1992

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  • jelleb96's avatar
    jelleb96
    This release rocks. Happy to pick this up since i guess they are out of print again. I personally dont have any other pressing of this album or even an original cd to compare, but this sounds really good for a 90s grunge recording. Good solid punch and bass, nice soundstage. Cool colour too, i get the sand/dirt thing they tried to do.
    • jelleb96's avatar
      jelleb96
      This release rocks. Happy to pick this up since i guess they are out of print again. I personally dont have any other pressing of this album or even an original cd to compare, but this sounds really good for a 90s grunge recording. Good solid punch and bass, nice soundstage. Cool colour too, i get the sand/dirt thing they tried to do.
      • Machimaneto's avatar
        Machimaneto
        Edited 2 months ago
        I'm very upset, because I see a lot of comments that say that the reissue pressed in MPO is the best that has come out of the 2022 reissues and they tell this to people and they believe it... BULLSH**T! . I have the 3 reissues (the EU, the US -pressed in MPO and the other US "WG Ⓤ") ........ I compared the MPO edition vs the EU and first I could see that both have the SAME DEADWAX THICKNESS (that gave me a bad feeling...), but my fears came true when I compared both matrices, BOTH come from the same source, they have the code: "19439-95354-1" (but accompanied by other matrices and the MPO logo, but that does not mean anything if the thickness of the matrices are exactly the same and the mother code of the matrix is the same in both - check it and you will see) ..... and to tell you the truth The EU edition did not surprise me with its sound quality, it even seemed very low to be separated into 2 LPs.... then I compared the sound quality of the EU vs MPO (they sound the same :/) what a scam! .... but it is true that there are no distortions as there is in the other US edition "WG Ⓤ" (in this one there are wheezes in Laine Stanley's voice in: Donw in a Hole and Rooster, all the other songs sound incredible. BUT (here it comes) the volume and clarity of instruments is far superior to the MPO and EU editions!!) And I'm not kidding, because I have the 3 reissues at the moment, I listen to them on a Technics MK1200 system, Ortofone pickup Red, I can't be wrong......... For all those who say that the North American MPO reissue is the one that sounds the best, I invite you to compare it with an EU reissue... and you will see that it sounds the same. .......and also that they buy it with the other North American edition "WG Ⓤ".... you will see that the latter has more clarity in the instruments and also the volume is greater! ....except for what was mentioned in those two songs with sibilance in the voice. Verdict: No reissue of Dirt (2022) sounds with the quality and minimal perfection of satisfaction that it should - the Mov is not good in those terms either - disappointing :(
        • PetSasquatch's avatar
          PetSasquatch
          I have this opaque yellow pressing and the black US-release remaster pressed by United. The United pressing is absolute hot garbage with tons of distortion on entire sides. This pressing is significantly better, although side C has some noticeable distortion starting about halfway through the side. It's not perfect but significantly better than the United alternative, which will is now in my "to sell" pile.
          • Picc.Claude's avatar
            Picc.Claude
            Edited 2 months ago
            Yes limited edition...... Oh my, after 1 years more 200 on sale again,...... The Black version is more limited edition of this 😅😉
            • gatefold's avatar
              gatefold
              Edited 8 months ago
              Really disappointing pressing for me. Little surface noise and the low end has a good punch. That's about all positive things I can say about it. One of the things this album is most famous for is Jerry's thick, massive guitar tone, which is mostly lost here, where the hell are the mids? Actually most of the time the guitars sound shrill, like recorded with a cheap amp. One negative example that stood out for me is the Rooster, which is just horrible as soon as the heavy guitars kick in.

              Judging from the reviews the US black pressing seems to be version to go, maybe I will try my luck with that. I have my doubts though if this will come close to the latest repress of Facelift, which was just perfect, thanks to Chris Bellman. Bummer they didn't get him to also cut their most iconic album Dirt.

              Also this wasn't cheap at all, but the packaging is cheap. No gatefold, a plain black and white lyric sheet and the most basic inner sleeves possible, generic black paper, not poly-lined.
              • f552t's avatar
                f552t
                Great 90s grunge album! Sounds so good on vinyl. Love the fuzzy guitars.
                • dritzthevampyr's avatar
                  Edited 11 months ago
                  Of all the Dirt reissues I've tried, the yellow opaque vinyl is my favorite and IMO sounds the best. Not only do you get the yellow hype sticker matching the green hype sticker on the United/MPO black vinyl releases, but you also get a color vinyl similar to the Walmart release. Yes I know the Walmart apple red, like the EU yellow opaque vinyl, was pressed by GZ Media and it also has a sticker on the wrapping, but I find the Walmart blue sticker looks tacky af and clashes with the album cover. The yellow opaque, on the other hand, is the best of both worlds.

                  I was curious to see the quality difference and had one shipped overseas. Opened it to find the vinyl so static heavy that it was practically adhered to the inner sleeves, which at first had me concerned. However after cleaning it front-to-back, ALL tracks came out as loud as the United black vinyl. It plays smooth, whisper quiet on breaks, unlike my experience listening to both United and Walmart apple red and catching obvious pops throughout. I'm now of the opinion the quality differences are due the arrangements Sony had between the US and EU manufacturers and may even be why the back of the Walmart and United outer sleeves do not include the Sony Music label adjacent to the Columbia/Legacy/Velvet Hammer labels, whereas the yellow opaque outer sleeve has Columbia/Legacy/Velvet Hammer/Sony Music.

                  This isn't to say the US editions are a poor choice. On the contrary, it really depends on what YOU, as the consumer, prefer. I believe the yellow opaque was undervalued in comments and forums. Many have given it flack for not only sound, but also the color choice. I'm perfectly content with the color, and it makes perfect sense to go with the 'sun' as it's both expressive of AIC and the desert shot on the album cover. After getting my hands on the yellow opaque, I consider it the Dirt edition to own. However in the US, it's more expensive to purchase items overseas because of international shipping. So unless you can score a deal on free shipping like I did and can accept the extra bucks on the price/currency + sales tax//VAT, the Walmart apple red is still worth buying if you're seeking a colored vinyl edition. Although if you can stomach the quality of United, then order a black vinyl from your local retailer. I personally haven't had the best luck with United, but others have. Some have even had better luck in getting a MPO black vinyl, likely because there were plenty available in the first couple of months following preorders. At the end of the day, it's DIRT. Experience it any way you can.
                  • K1llf1nger's avatar
                    K1llf1nger
                    Really impressed with the package delivery and vinyl look. The pressing really stood out from my CD that's for sure but I found some spots where I was not completely astonished by the sound. Definitely quiet and clean between tracks; Them Bones, Junkhead, and Would? really impressed me, so I am happy.
                    • jab2099's avatar
                      jab2099
                      this is lovely. . . . . . . .

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