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Alice In ChainsDirt

Label:Columbia – 19439953541, Legacy – 19439953541, Velvet Hammer – 19439953541
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 30th Anniversary
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock

Tracklist

A1Them Bones
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
2:29
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*
5:38
B2Sickman
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*, L. Staley*
5:30
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*
5:16
D2Angry Chair
Written-ByL. Staley*
4:47
D3Would?
Written-ByJ. Cantrell*
3:28
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Credits

Notes

Produced at One One One and Eldorado, 1992
Mixed at Eldorado
Mastered at Future Disc, Hollywood, CA

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 to C3: © 1992 Buttnugget Publishing/Jack Lord Music (ASCAP)
Tracks D1, D2: © 1992 Jack Lord Music (ASCAP)

℗ 1992 & © 1992, 2022 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Sticker on cover states: "Remastered original audio"

Track C4 is not listed on the tracklisting. 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".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1 94399 53541 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 194399535417
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 19439-95354-1-A WG Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 19439-95354-1-B WG Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): 19439-95354-1-C WG Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): 19439-95354-1-D WG Ⓤ

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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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Reviews

  • gmitche8's avatar
    gmitche8
    Down in a hole and Rooster skip on mine in a few spots.
    • cartafgrak's avatar
      cartafgrak
      Honestly, I had the MPO pressing, and it was not meaningfully different from the original CD. If you are one of those people who needs to have things on vinyl, this will sound good, but don’t expect any revelations.

      And this really doesn’t belong on four sides of vinyl. It wasn’t conceived of that way, and so it doesn’t work out so well in terms of flow. It gets broken up too often and cuts the continuity that the CD, or even tape/single LP
      have. I get the audio reasons for spreading it across two LPs, but I just don’t think it’s a great way of listening to this. And again, it’s not an improvement, so why bother?
      • ParadaStudios's avatar
        I guess I got lucky on mine. Record is nice and flat. Super quiet in between songs. Sound is dynamic and powerful. Love the drumming, if anything, it is a bit hot on the treble. But it’s nothing an EQ can fix.
        • 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
            Lost the lottery and ended up with a United pressing from my local record store. Side A is fine and sounds decent, but side B is unlistenable full of really bad distortion in both channels throughout the entire side. I didn't bother even trying the second sides C/D because B is so terrible.

            I also purchased the opaque yellow European pressing and it's a much better pressing. Only side C of that release has any obvious audible flaws, and they're more tolerable than on the United copy.
            • jeremygriffin98's avatar
              is this the same 30th edition that is for sale on the ALICE IN CHAINS website?
              • ChicagoKid2014's avatar
                Rip Layne Stanley
                Best aic album by far love it
                • cookman70's avatar
                  cookman70
                  All I can say about this one is WOW.

                  One of my favorite albums of all time done RIGHT on vinyl.

                  Pressing is phenomenal and the mix really highlights everything you’d want to hear from an AIC album. Booming low end and Staleys haunting voice at the forefront.

                  Go buy this record.
                  • Anemul's avatar
                    Anemul
                    Edited 5 months ago
                    It is definitely as everyone has said. Flat and dead silent. It is the album to have if you are a Alice in Chains fan or even if your not. Get it while you can.
                    edit: It really could have used a gatefold cover. That doesn't change the worth of this album one bit though.
                    • Muziq3's avatar
                      Muziq3
                      Wow! Ok, so where to start…. Pressing is dead silent noise floor. Remaster sounds just full and powerful on this medium, just amazing work. Hats off to the mastering engineer and lathe genius.

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